If you have sustained a tendon injury as a result of an accident that occurred through no fault of your own, you might be able to make a claim for tendonitis.
Tendonitis is usually classified as a workplace injury. Although it is not an uncommon condition, few people are aware that they can claim compensation for it. Others choose to suffer silently, thinking that their injuries are too minor to warrant any compensation.
We at Accident Advice Helpline ask you to be more proactive, so if you feel you have a valid case for a tendonitis claim then talk to us today. We have a wealth of experience from helping people just like you to make successful claims against employers.
Before making a claim for tendonitis, you need to receive the correct diagnosis from a qualified medical practitioner.
Causes and symptoms of tendonitis
Tendonitis usually occurs when a tendon gradually deteriorates or becomes inflamed. This painful condition occurs when the tendons are subjected to repetitive strenuous activities. Most cases of occupational tendonitis are caused by undertaking tasks that involve continuous repetitive movements or excessive manual handling. The areas of the body most affected include the fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, and thighs.
The common symptoms of tendonitis include pain, stiffness, or weakness when moving the affected body part. In some instances, the affected area may also become swollen. This condition invariably deteriorates when ignored.
Who can I make a claim against?
If you are suffering from tendonitis caused by your occupation, then you may file a compensation claim case against your current or previous employer. Your employer owes you a duty of care and is legally obligated to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all employees.
If you feel that your employer’s neglect contributed to your injury, then you should speak to us to get the best advice on how to proceed with your claim.
How can I prove that I have a valid claim for tendonitis?
You can make a claim for compensation as long as you were injured through the actions of a third party within the last three years. However, you will bear the burden of proof in this case, which means you will need to prove that your employer’s negligence is responsible for your injury.
It is essential that you retain all the relevant documentation pertaining to the injury. This typically includes copies of the work accident report, copies of the medical report and any medical prescriptions.
It is also advisable to keep a detailed journal of your injuries, treatment received and the recovery process. This will help your solicitor to determine the impact the tendonitis injury has had on your life and the level of compensation to claim.
If you would like further information on making a claim for tendonitis, then do not hesitate to contact us today. Get in touch using our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500.