It is said that one in five people can play a musical instrument, and with violins a popular beginners’ instrument in the UK, America and China, it is only a natural progression that some of these violinists will become professionals. While a career as a musician may not seem to be riddled with potential work-related accidents and injuries, accidents at work do occur for violinists as they do in every other professional sector.
What is ‘Fiddler’s Neck’?
Fiddler’s Neck is an occupational condition for violin and viola players. Also known as ‘Violin Hickey’, Fiddler’s Neck comprises of bruising, redness and inflammation to the left side of the neck, where the head of the instrument is rested.
The work-related injury is caused by pressure placed on the area while musicians are playing their instrument. Depending on the severity of the occupational condition, lesions and cysts can appear in the area. Poor hygiene, not washing the neck area sufficiently, can also lead to infection and worsening of the work-related condition.
Accidents at work: Who is to blame?
It is sometimes difficult to determine who is to blame for your work-related accident, however, should you believe that you have sustained an injury at work that was not your fault, you may want to take things further.
While you are working and undertaking work tasks, your employer has a legal duty to ensure your health and safety. When you sustain an injury due to their negligence, they can become liable for the harm you have suffered. If that is the case you may want to claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine your eligibility.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in assisting victims of personal injury, including work-related accidents. When you put your claim in the hands of Accident Advice Helpline, you can be sure it is with the experts.
From their specialist advisors, trained to handle your queries accurately and efficiently to the law firm’s nationwide team of legal professionals, Accident Advice Helpline is well equipped to ensure the compensation you deserve is recovered.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Accident Advice Helpline is available around the clock for the convenience of victims of personal injury. Call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, for a free initial discussion concerning your work accident, with no obligation to proceed in pursuing your claim.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice