Golf elbow and tennis elbow sound like conditions you’d expect to pick up while playing one of the respective games, right? Not at all; both conditions describe a form of tendinitis – a swelling/inflammation of the tendons, in this case around the elbow. While both tennis and golf enthusiasts can develop the conditions, it is far more common for people to develop this sort of injury while at work.
The type of workers who typically develop this type of condition, which is a form of repetitive strain injury, typically work in occupations that involve repetitive physical activity. Assembly line workers, warehouse staff, pickers and packers, gardeners, removal workers and labourers are among the workers who can be prone to tendinitis.
Employers can do their bit to reduce the chances of their workers developing the condition. In fact, they have a legal responsibility to do so. If a worker were to develop the symptoms of tendinitis, or any other repetitive strain injury for that matter, the injured party might well be able to take some form of accident claims in Peterhead action, to claim compensation.
Tendinitis, other repetitive strain injuries and accident claims in Peterhead
Perhaps you are required to do a lot of heavy lifting at work on a regular basis. Unbeknownst to you, it may be the case that your employer has failed to provide you with either the proper training to do your job or the safety equipment required to make sure you do not suffer an injury in an accident at work that was not your fault.
This is precisely why it will be a wise move to get in touch with an accident claims in Peterhead solicitor if you suspect that any repetitive strain-like condition you’ve developed has come about as a consequence of the work you do. You might not even be aware of the fact that the lax employment practices of the company you work for have inflicted an injury on you.
A competent accident claims in Peterhead solicitor will soon be able to link any duties you carry out with your injury and then, armed with medical evidence from your doctor, seek recompense for your suffering on your behalf, assuming you have a solid case and are entitled to compensation.
What next? Call Accident Advice Helpline
If you’d like to explore the possibility of taking some form of accident claims in Peterhead action against your employer after developing the symptoms of tendonitis, or any other injury for that matter, do yourself a favour and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th April 2017
Author: Jan Newell