Arthritis claims and likely compensation amounts
Arthritis claims refer to osteoarthritis caused by particular types of workplace activities such as mining. The condition occurs over several years of performing the same activity in the workplace.
Arthritis can be a debilitating condition and can significantly damage your quality of life. It restricts your movement and can prevent you from going about your day to day activities. In its most extreme form, sufferers may have to give up work which could result in reduced income. With this in mind, it makes sense to claim the compensation that you’re entitled to.
If you have, or think you might have developed osteoarthritis as a result of workplace activity then you might be entitled to claim compensation. Although it would be nice to know just how much you can expect to receive in the event that you make a claim, because all cases vary in their nature and severity, exact figures are difficult to predict. Instead, it may be worth contacting a specialist law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. We will be able to tell you all about arthritis claims and how much someone has got in cases similar to your own.
There is a time limit placed on making a claim and in the case of industrial disease this is 3 years from the date of your diagnosis. The disease must also have been caused by the actions or omissions of someone else. This will usually be your employer who is required to ensure that staff are kept safe at work.
Further information about arthritis claims
For more detailed information concerning arthritis claims such as average payout amounts, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on our helpline number 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
We have in-house lawyers who specialise in winning compensation for people who are suffering from arthritis as a result of workplace activities. We have been at the forefront of arthritis claims for over 16 years’ and continues to offer a high level of support for those who want to claim compensation. We are endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen who recognises our services to our clients. Dame Esther likes that we always put our claimants needs first, and that we finance all the claims we handle with our no-win, no-fee agreement. Not having to find any money to get your claim started can mean the difference between making a claim or not.
In order to find out if you’re entitled to claim compensation, you could make use of our online 30-second test which lets you know if you qualify, and to get an estimate of how much you could be awarded.
Date Published: 26th July 2013
Author: David Brown