Working as a musician can be one of the most satisfying career choices for an individual. Effectively investing in your passion each day puts musicians in a very fortunate position; there are very few people who are able to boast having such a suited career path.
As with all jobs, however, accidents at work do occur for musicians. Although they may not be immediately apparent and do not include frightening issues such as illness from hazardous chemicals, it is important to be aware of the risks that your profession entails.
Common work accidents and injuries for musicians
Although playing an instrument is a relaxing pastime, musicians are still putting pressure on their body when performing. Common occupational injuries for musicians include:
- Cubital tunnel syndrome;
- Carpal tunnel syndrome;
- Hearing impairments;
- Bursitis; and
- Trigger finger/thumb.
Of course, there are other occupational injuries that musicians can sustain, many of which are caused by repetitive strain due to putting consistent pressure on an area of the body while playing. This can be either because of the technique required to perform, or due to issues such as poor posture.
Claiming for a work-related injury or illness
Whether you have sustained thumb arthritis or another occupational injury or illness, a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can help you to recover the personal injury compensation to which you are entitled. As long as you sustained your illness or injury within the last three years and you are able to prove that you are not at fault, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to determine if your claim is likely to be successful.
Claiming personal injury compensation for an accident at work or occupational injury or illness can be a complicated and distressing process. Allowing a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline to assist with the claim streamlines the process, putting it in the hands of experts and allowing you to recuperate from your work accident.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whenever is convenient for you, Accident Advice Helpline are ready to take your call. With no pressure to pursue your claim, we offer a free initial consultation, enabling you to talk over your work accident concerns without the worry of incurring legal fees. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile for more information or to get started on your claim.