As well as protecting their staff from one off accidents, employers also need to protect them from industrial conditions, some of which can take many years to develop. Even though asbestos was banned in the UK at the end of the last century, every week new cases come to light of victims who were not protected from its dangers. Then there are the conditions that are caused by physical actions at work, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and back problems from heavy lifting or sitting in an unsuitable chair all day.
One of these conditions is know as fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome that leaves victims battling with the pain for the rest of their lives. Industrial conditions, just like the one off accidents, may mean you are entitled to compensation, and the easiest way to get this is to make industrial illness claims in Kingston upon Thames with Accident Advice Helpline.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia and making industrial illness claims in Kingston upon Thames
Fibromyalgia is pain and discomfort in the soft tissure around the joints. The symptoms can vary a lot from person to person, and the pain is normally widespread. Some days it will cause moderate discomfort and other days be totally disabling. Some other problems that some people may have:
- Tingling sensations
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Irritable Bladder Syndrome
- Memory difficulties
There are no known tests for this condition, and often the symptoms are treated as separate problems, which might ease them slightly, but the sufferer is not going to get much better. It is nothing unusual for it to be months before the correct diagnosis is given, and by then the victim is in so much pain and discomfort, they have usually stopped going to work and are just trying to manage the pain on a day to day basis.
This condition is usually work related, and it is thought it is caused by heavy lifting done incorrectly. This is something which should not happen, as employees involved in the type of work where any heavy lifting is involved should be properly trained so they do not cause themselves any injuries. An employer should not be surprised if a victim of this illness makes industrial illness claims in Kingston upon Thames to get the compensation they are entitled to and deserve.
We are here to help
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you make industrial illness claims in Kingston upon Thames, no matter what illness or injuries you have sustained. You can contact us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone, for friendly and professional free legal advice regarding your claim. Alternatively you can complete our 30-second test online for some guidance as to the amount of compensation you may receive.
To be certain that all victims can make a claim, we work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis.
Date Published: 21st June 2014