The rotator cuff injury UK workers often suffer from and seek our help with in raising personal injury claims; is classified as a repetitive strain injury or RSI for short.
The people most likely to suffer rotator cuff injury
This type of injury is something that is usually associated with men and women who work in manual handling roles, in stores and warehouses etc. but can also affect anyone who frequently has to lift loads above shoulder height. Rather like a sports injury, rotator cuff injury is either an inflammation or rbbing or tearing of a tendon; in this case, the rotator cuff tendon which is located in the shoulder.
Manual handling causes many injuries in the workplace
Manual handling injuries account for over one third of all injuries that happen in the workplace. They include MSDs (Musculoskeletal disorders) including pain and injury to the arms and legs, and of course RSIs of many kinds.
Advice from the HSE
As with any repetitive strain injury, the rotator cuff injury UK workers usually suffer from is easily avoidable, providing UK employers take the correct risk preventative measures. The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is very aware of manual handling injuries, and in its website it advises: “Avoid lifting from floor level or above shoulder height, especially heavy loads.” This is written, not only with back injuries in mind, but with rotator cuff injuries too.
When the rotator cuff injury UK workers sustain is the employer’s fault, victims should be compensated
With any rotator cuff injury UK workers sustain, there is always an opportunity to evaluate the circumstances to establish whether or not the employer is culpable. If so, then we here at AAH are available to assist with launching a personal injury claim.
Find out how much your claim could be worth
If you are interested in finding out how much compensation your rotary cuff injury could be worth in terms of compensation before we raise your claim, then you should visit our website and locate the HOW MUCH calculator we have on our homepage.
All you need to do is to input six pieces of simple information relating to the injury, and also your contact details, and within 30 seconds you’ll be given an estimate of the basic amount of compensation. Please note that this basic amount will not include any loss of earnings or expenses incurred in gaining treatment and/or physiotherapy.
Because we offer a no win no fee* service here at AAH you do not have to worry about financing your claim upfront, or having to pay your solicitors fees in the event that you lose your claim. Esther Rantzen, sums it up nicely when she says, “If you call AAH, I promise you will receive free advice, that no money is required to make a claim, and that no win no fee* means exactly that.”
Helpline contact details
To find out more, call our free 24/7 helpline from any landline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 16th March 2014
Author: Rebecca Smith