Making a tendonitis claim
Every year thousands of people become unfortunate victims of illness or injury caused by the job that they do. Many choose to suffer in silence with painful symptoms which can affect their quality and enjoyment of life, simply because they do not feel that their injury is severe enough to claim compensation. Has this happened to you? Would you like to know more about making a tendonitis claim?
Definition of tendonitis
Tendonitis is commonly used to describe the painful condition caused by a tendon which has become inflamed. It can also ccur when the tissue surrounding the tendon has been torn, or the tendon itself has gradually deteriorated where it connects to the bone.
Tendonitis can occur in the following areas:
- Finger or thumb
- Back of the heel
What are the symptoms of tendonitis?
If you are suffering from tendonitis, you may feel:
- Pain which increases if you move the area affected
- A lump which has developed along the tendon
- A grating or crackling sensation in the tendon of the affected area as it moves
- A weakness or difficulty moving the affected area, because of the pain
You may also notice swelling of the affected area, which may feel hot or appear red. If you recognise these symptoms then you could be suffering from this condition and may be eligible to make a tendonitis claim for financial compensation.
Causes of tendonitis
Tendonitis happens when a tendon becomes inflamed and is then subjected to repetitive and strenuous activity. If you have an existing weakness (such as a sports injury or a repetitive strain injury) and you continue to use the affected area in a repetitive motion, then it may become aggravated and tendonitis can occur.
Tendonitis can often develop in people who have to perform repetitive motions over a long period of time in the workplace (such as typing or operating machinery) and making a tendonitis claim for compensation is not uncommon.
How can I prove I have a valid tendonitis claim?
Anyone who has been injured through no fault of their own within the last three years can claim for compensation. Therefore, if you can prove that you have developed tendonitis as a work-related injury, then you would be able to make a tendonitis claim. Some very useful steps to take when trying to prove that an injury or illness that you are suffering from is work-related are:
- Keep all documentation relating to the nature of your injury, which may include copies of medical reports, medication subscribed and correspondence between yourself and your employers.
- Write a description of what you do at work including details of the movements you have to make and how often you have to repeat them.
Start your tendonitis claim today through Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has, since 2000, helped thousands of people who have suffered injury or illness through no fault of their own claim the financial compensation to which they are entitled. Endorsed by consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen we an extensive legal team who specialise in dealing with work-related claims. To find out how much financial help you could be entitled to take our 30-second test or speak to one of our friendly advisers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown