Hengoed which derives its name from “old wood” in Welsh, is a charming village in the county borough of Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan, South Wales which is only 15 miles from Cardiff. It has a communication network of roads, rail and cycle routes.
How to contact an injury solicitor in Hengoed
You may be employed in Hengoed as a carpenter. This job involves cutting, gripping and twisting screwdrivers. Your carpentry work makes you prone to certain risks.
Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain on the outer part of your elbow. This is as a result of injury to the tendons that join the elbow with the forearm muscles and the humerus bone.
If you develop tennis elbow in the course of your duties you are not to blame, your employer has to take the responsibility. Contacting injury solicitor in Hengoed from Accident Advice Helpline will be the first thing you should do.
The cases that injury solicitors in Hengoed deal with…
Some people especially those who are in their middle age, have a tendency to develop tennis elbow when they have forceful exertion or pull. Although there may not be inflammation, the tendon that connects the elbow and forearm muscles may develop tears that may result to a tennis elbow condition.
Untreated cases of tennis elbow may lead to chronic pain. This may be non-reversible although most conditions are reversible after treatment.
When you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, the injury solicitor in Hengoed who handles your claim will seek compensation for:
- Constant pain in the elbow-this happens mostly on the outer, lower part of your elbow which looks bumpy and may spread to the forearm, wrist and fingers. The General Physician will diagnose this injury by examining and talking to you. A wrist splint, bandage or other support will be used to hold the arm in position to reduce the pain. Painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen will be given and in some cases steroid injections may be administered to relieve severe pain.
- Soreness and tenderness-the outer side of the elbow becomes tender and sore. This causes irritation of the muscles. The physician may ask you to stretch your forearm and twist the wrist as he feels the area that is affected. Anti-inflammatory drugs, gels and creams will be recommended.
- Severe pain and limitation of wrist and forearm movements-the wrist will feel painful and unable to turn or grip objects. Anything that involves twisting the forearm like turning door handles, opening jars and other wrist movements become painful especially when the wrist is extended to lift something or when it is rotated. This extends to the forearm and reaches the elbow making the victim to let go anything he/she is holding especially if it is heavy. Most activities like shaking hands and sweeping which were previously done effortlessly without much thought become painful. Medical attention is required and the injury solicitor in Hengoed will claim compensation.
If you want help with your compensation claim, call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown