If you have suffered an injury to your elbow then you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation using the help and experience of an Accident Advice Helpline solicitor in Milton Abbas.
Your elbow is the joint that connects the bone in your upper arm to the two bones in your lower arm. The two muscles in the upper part of your arm (the biceps and the triceps) are what help you move your arm, and these muscles meet at the elbow joint. They are joined together by ligaments, and if these ligaments become inflamed you can experience intense pain. Generally speaking such pain is caused as a result of a condition such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
It will no doubt come as no surprise that these conditions are so named because often professional tennis players and golfers suffer from the condition, as do individuals who play these sports on a regular basis.
Effectively the ligaments in the elbow become inflamed because of the repetitive motions involved in playing these sports. While a solicitor in Milton Abbas may not necessarily be able to help you make a claim for compensation if you have developed these conditions as a result of a personal hobby, they can do so if they have been developed under other conditions.
Just because the condition is called tennis elbow does not mean that you can only develop it playing tennis, and our in house solicitor in Milton Abbas is all too well aware of this.
It may be that you have developed such a condition as a result of a particular job you do, or action you have to do for work. Our solicitor in Milton Abbas has helped factory workers who have been operating on assembly lines where they are required to move their arms from one side of the conveyor belt to the other, often in quick succession, and for long periods of time.
If you develop an injury as a result of a similar action or motion (perhaps working on a checkout) then it may be possible for an experienced solicitor in Milton Abbas to make a claim for compensation against your employer.
Employer Liability and your solicitor in Milton Abbas
Your solicitor in Milton Abbas understands that all employers have a legal duty of care to the employees that work for them. One of the first things your employer should do is perform a risk assessment on any job or task you are required to do. This would involve ascertaining if there is any danger of you becoming injured. If you are to perform one task over and over then your employer should be aware to guard against RSI by offering you regular breaks, or finding ways for you to change task every half hour or so.
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