When a tendon becomes inflamed, the condition is called tendonitis. While it can be caused through an injury that happens very quickly, it is far more likely you will develop tendonitis as a result of regular actions that lead to the condition developing. Any repetitive action with the hands that puts strain on one or more tendons can lead to a flare-up of the condition.
Tendonitis compensation is only a possibility if you have developed the condition as a result of working in a particular setting. For example if you are a gardener and you develop it, this could potentially be as a result of the things you do at work.
How can tendonitis in the workplace be prevented?
If you experience the symptoms of tendonitis, it is important to let your employer know. They have a duty to make sure you can do your job safely and without risk. If you alert them to your problems they should look into ways that your daily working practices can be changed so you can improve your tendonitis symptoms.
All kinds of jobs could potentially open up the possibility of experiencing tendonitis. Anything that involves manual handling can, over time, put undue stress on the hands and wrists. Computer workers and typists might also experience problems. Similarly there are other cases where a lack of breaks and continual repetitive actions can increase the odds of suffering from problematic and painful symptoms. If alternatives can be found, symptoms can be reduced dramatically in many cases.
Could you claim tendonitis compensation?
You could if you can prove your employer has been negligent in applying health and safety rules in the workplace. For instance, if you bring your symptoms to their attention and they do nothing about them, you might have a chance of making a successful claim.
Most importantly of all, you should get in touch with us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We have a free enquiry line open now on 0800 689 0500. This enables you to call us at no charge, so you can speak to someone with experience in handling and assessing similar claims. We also offer a 30-second online test that could help determine the amount of compensation you might potentially win if you do succeed with your claim. Let our lawyers take the strain while you focus on improving your symptoms and recovering from your tendonitis.
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