Tendonitis can be a very painful condition. While it can be suffered by people who take part in various sporting activities, it can also become apparent in people who do the same things every day. For example, you might develop tendonitis at work if you always do the exact same activities and therefore inflame one or more tendons in the process.
Tendonitis is also sometimes referred to as a repetitive strain injury, which in turn is shortened to RSI. The tendons can become inflamed, sore, painful and swollen. For example, if you have tendonitis in your hands, you may experience swollen fingers, a reduced ability to grip things and aches and pains throughout the day and night.
What should your employer do?
Your employer must always take good care to ensure they provide a safe working environment for you to use. If you experience problems like this, you should bring them to their attention. You should also seek independent medical advice. Your GP may advise you to refrain from doing certain things that could make the condition worse.
Your employer then has a duty to assess your working conditions and to find an alternative way to ensure your tendonitis does not become more severe. If they fail to do this, your condition may worsen, and you may find you are unable to work.
Do you have a right to seek compensation in cases such as these?
Every case is different. However, if you have developed tendonitis at work and you feel your employer has not followed the correct procedure to help you manage your condition, you do have a right to seek legal advice regarding the likelihood of compensation. The best way to make this happen is to call us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Our team is highly trained and able to focus on providing you with expert no-obligation legal advice in situations just like this. You can make sure you are in a good position to get that advice by calling our free enquiry line. The line is open on 0800 689 0500, and you can call whenever it suits you best, since it is available 24/7, every day of the year. Don’t be left wondering whether you might have been able to claim. Contact us now and we can give you the answers you are seeking as soon as possible.
Date Published: February 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead