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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Rotator cuff injury in Manchester

    Rotator cuff injury in Manchester

    The likelihood of sustaining a rotator cuff injury in Manchester is proportionately higher than in some other towns and cities here in the UK because it is quite industrialised. It is in industrial environments, and in manual handling environments in particular, where rotator cuff injury is most prevalent.

    Symptoms of a rotator cuff injury

    If you notice a sharp pain in one of your shoulder joints every time you lift your arm above shoulder height, the chances are that you’ve sustained a rotator cuff Injury. Your rotator cuff is a joint in the shoulder that comprises four different muscles. These are:

    • The supraspinatus muscle
    • The infraspinatus muscle
    • The subscapularis muscle
    • The teres minor muscle

    Any one of these muscles, or the tendons that control them, can sustain damage through repetitive use each time you lift your arms above shoulder level. This injury is common in both sports men and women, and with people employed in a manual handling occupation. The three most common rotator cuff injuries are:

    • Rotator cuff tendonitis
    • Rotator cuff impingement syndrome
    • Rotator cuff tear

    Accident Advice Helpline can help with claims for rotator cuff injury in Manchester

    Repetitive strain injuries (of which rotator cuff injury is one) are quite common in the workplace, and it’s your employer’s responsibility to ensure that any such risk is minimised. This can be achieved by manual handling aids, the employment of safe, recommended manual handling procedures, and appropriate training.

    If you’ve suffered a rotator cuff injury in Manchester, for which you believe your employer to be responsible, and you contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can establish whether or not you are in a position to raise a personal injury claim, and help you to do so, if appropriate.

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    Diagnosing and treating rotator ruff injury

    With rotator cuff injury, it is recommended you should see your GP at the earliest opportunity to obtain a diagnosis. In all probability he/she will advise you to rest the injured shoulder and will usually prescribe a course of painkillers and/or anti-inflammatories. If these don’t help, a course of steroid injections may be prescribed. If treated early, the chances of making a complete recovery are excellent.

    Leave it to us

    Many people believe the process of claiming compensation for injuries sustained in the workplace to be difficult and complicated. However, when you employ the services of a good injury claim solicitor, like us here at Accident Advice Helpline, the process couldn’t be simpler. You just leave it to us.

    Take the easy 30-second test

    Even finding out how much compensation you may be due, is simple when you work with Accident Advice Helpline. Just visit our website and make use of the 30-second test you’ll find on our homepage. It takes only 30 seconds of your time.

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    To find out how we can help you make a personal injury compensation claim for a non-fault rotator cuff injury in Manchester, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 16th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

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