You can make a tendonitis injury claim if you sustained a tendon injury due to the actions of a third party. We at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you to make a successful claim for compensation against the guilty party.
Tendonitis is a painful condition that occurs when the tendons become inflamed or torn. Tendons are the tough tissues that attach muscles to the bone. They are able to withstand high levels of tension or pressure for short periods, but can be damaged under certain conditions.
Tendonitis often occurs when an individual performs repetitive work, maintains poor posture for extended periods of time or carries out work that requires continuous force. Such activities usually put a strain on the tendons leading to their subsequent deterioration. Areas frequently affected by tendonitis include the fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, thighs, knees or the backs of the heels.
The most common symptoms of tendonitis include:
- Pain when moving the affected area or body part.
- An uncomfortable crackling or grating sensation in the affected area, especially when moved.
- Stiffness, tingling or weakness in the affected area. This might make the affected body part difficult to move.
- In some instances, the affected body part may swell or become inflamed.
If you experience any of these symptoms and believe they are caused by your job, then you might have a case for compensation.
What does the compensation claim cover?
A tendonitis injury claim seeks to compensate you for the pain and suffering, both physical and psychological, caused by the injury. Additionally, the claim will also seek to reimburse you for any financial costs you incurred due to the tendonitis injury. This might include the cost of treatment, medication and any specialised care you may have received.
If your injury left you incapacitated, your solicitor may include any financial losses you incurred, in the compensation claim; for example, loss of income. The payout you receive is intended to help you get back on your feet and should enable you to live a life close to the one you enjoyed before your injury.
Making a tendonitis injury claim
In order to make a successful claim you need to prove that you sustained a tendonitis injury and that it was caused by your employer’s negligence. Proving that you have an injury is quite easy; you simply have to obtain medical records from a qualified medical practitioner.
Proving that the injury occurred due to your employer’s negligence might be more difficult. This is where the services of a personal injury solicitor come into play. Your solicitor will gather any evidence necessary to build a strong case on your behalf. Your solicitor will also negotiate the terms of the compensation claim with the defendant and will represent you in court should the case proceed that far.
We at Accident Advice Helpline can put you in touch with some of the best personal injury solicitors in the UK. We will also shoulder the burden of processing your compensation case, leaving you free to concentrate on recuperating.
Contact us today using our free hotline on 0800 689 0500 and let us help you with your claim.
Date Published: November 3, 2013
Author: David Brown