Injury claim in Spennymoor for fibromyalgia caused by work
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that causes pain in the soft tissue around joints, in the skin and in the organs. The pain is usually widespread and can vary greatly, not just from patient to patient but also from day to day in the same patient. Some days it will cause moderate discomfort, while other days it can be totally disabling. Some patients experience other problems as well, such as:
- Tingling sensations;
- Memory problems;
- Irritable bowel syndrome;
- Irritable bladder syndrome; and
There are no known tests for the condition, so quite often it means months of suffering for the patient before any sort of medical help is given. There is currently no cure and it is a case of treating the symptoms to try to make the sufferer’s life a little easier.
Fibromyalgia could be caused by your job
Most doctors believe that the condition is caused by sudden stress or trauma to the body such as an accident. It is quite often associated with heavy lifting at work, such as a carer lifting a patient without the proper lifting equipment or a warehouseman consistently lifting heavy boxes. If you have the condition, and it is associated with your job, you may be able to make an injury claim in Spennymoor.
Realising how bad the situation is does not always become apparent until many months later, when the employee has been doing the action causing fibromyalgia for several months. By then, the person is in a lot of pain and usually unable to work because of it. To start with it can feel like a pulled muscle or perhaps a strained back. It is only as these don’t improve as they should, and the pain gets worse, that the syndrome is diagnosed.
Your employer has a duty to protect the health and safety of their employees, to make sure they do not have the need to make an injury claim in Spennymoor. Part of this includes the avoidance of industrial illnesses and diseases, such as fibromyalgia. If they have failed in this duty, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Spennymoor.
For work-related injuries, we are the experts
Over the 16 years we have been dealing with personal injury compensation claims, we have dealt with thousands of work-related problems. Our in–house solicitors are experts in making sure that your claim is handled quickly and efficiently, while at the same time examining every facet of the bad effects resulting from the injury. They want to be certain that you are compensated not only for your suffering, but also for any costs or losses incurred as a direct result of what has happened to you.
On our website you can complete the 30-second test, which will give you some guidance as to the amount of compensation that you may be awarded. Alternatively, you can call our advisors on 0800 689 0500/0333 500 0993 from a mobile to have a chat and discuss the way forward.