All professions come with a risk of experiencing accidents at work. In offices, for example, slips, trips and falls are common, however for careers involving swimming a more sector-specific injury is a threat.
Accidents at work: Swimmer’s shoulder
As the name suggests, swimmer’s shoulder is an injury to the shoulder area caused by repetitive movements that aggravate the tendons, muscles and ligaments in the shoulder. Swimmer’s shoulder causes extreme pain to those afflicted by the condition. They often need rest periods from work and cannot swim.
Although swimmer’s shoulder is a general name for the condition, it does not specifically indicate the entire nature of the injury. It is essential that all those suffering from swimmer’s shoulder seek the medical advice of their GP. This will enable suitable treatment and therapy can be given for the work-related injury.
Treating swimmer’s shoulder
As swimmer’s shoulder is not a specific diagnosis, it is important that you seek medical advice on how to treat it. Initially anti-inflammatories and ice packs are suitable, but it is important not to mask the issue with temporary pain relief for prolonged periods of time. A GP will be able to make a referral to a specialist who can then treat the injury appropriately.
Claiming for a work-related injury
If you believe the work-related injury you have incurred was caused by a factor that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Rather than dealing with the legalities of the case yourself, it is worthwhile speaking with a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, who can help you determine if your case is likely to be eligible for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
For over 15 years Accident Advice Helpline have assisted victims of work-related personal injury in claiming the compensation they are entitled to.
Working on a no win no fee basis, Accident Advice Helpline has a nationwide team of specialist solicitors who work with the prime aim of ensuring your case comes out on top. For a free initial discussion with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team, call their advice line on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Open 24 hours, seven days a week, a quick call to the advice line will enable them to determine if your case is likely to succeed. It may be that you have an eligible case on your hands and your work injury compensation is just waiting to be claimed.
Date Published: March 5, 2014
Author: David Brown