The majority of the rotator cuff injuries in Birmingham happen in the workplace. It’s an injury that is often classed as being one of the types of repetitive strain injuries and it’s something that employees involved with manual handling often suffer from.
The risks of manual handling
Any work that involves manual handling carries the risk of injury. The majority of manual handling injuries tend to be back injuries, although since the “Manual Handling at Work” guidelines were issued by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), the incidence rate has dropped significantly. Rotator cuff injuries in Birmingham are still however frequent occurrences. They usually occur as a result of repeatedly lifting objects above shoulder height.
What is the rotator cuff?
For the uninitiated, the rotator cuff consists of a group of 4 muscles positioned around the shoulder joint. They are known as the:
- Teres minor
The 4 rotator cuff muscles work in harmony to stabilise the shoulder joint, and to assist with shoulder joint movement. Each muscle is operated by its own tendon. They all joined together to form one large tendon known as the rotator cuff tendon.
The different types of rotator cuff injury
There are several injuries that can occur in the rotator cuff. The most common are;
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Rotator cuff impingement syndrome
- Rotator cuff tear
The most common of these injuries is rotator cuff tendinitis.
The symptom of rotator cuff injury is the sudden onset of acute pain in the shoulder which is worse when the arm is listed above shoulder level. Once this injury has been sustained, it means that even the simple act of getting dressed can cause pain if the arm is lifted above shoulder height. Even combing your hair presents a problem, and things like swimming simply have to be avoided.
AAH handle rotator cuff injuries in Birmingham and all over the UK
For workers who sustain rotator cuff injuries in Birmingham, or indeed in any other town or city here in the UK; if the blame for the injury is attributable to their employer, then they are legally entitled to claim compensation, and we here at AAH can help them to do just that.
How much is your claim worth
Anyone who wishes to establish how much their compensation claim could be worth, can visit AAH website and make use of the HOW MUCH calculator we have on our homepage. It will give anyone an estimate within 30 seconds.
Here to help
AAH have been helping employees to raise personal injury claims for injuries they’ve still sustained in the workplace, since we first started trading over 13 years ago. Our no win no fee* services are well renowned within the claims industry and are unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen, the well known people’s consumer champion, who is also one of our staunchest supporters.
To find out more, visit our website, text “claim 365” to 88010, or call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.