A tennis elbow injury is a self-limiting injury which usually heals without medical intervention, although it can be painful. Caused by overusing the muscles of the forearm, it can take anywhere from six to 12 months for this type of injury to fully heal, and you may need to rest your arm in the meantime, making it difficult to work or carry out your normal activities. If you have suffered this type of injury then you might be eligible to make a personal injury claim, depending on who is to blame for your injury. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident to find out more about making a 100% no win, no fee claim.
Painful but not usually serious
Although a tennis elbow injury is painful, it is not usually serious, and your GP will normally recommend using a cold compress and pain killers for pain relief. In persistent cases, massage and physiotherapy may be recommended, but surgery is rarely needed for this type of injury. You may experience pain when bending or lifting your arm, when twisting your forearm or when gripping small objects, such as a pen. These are all indicative of this type of injury, and you should seek medical attention for a proper diagnosis.
It might be that you have suffered a tennis elbow injury at work – for example it’s a fairly common injury amongst painters and decorators or those in manual labour jobs. If your employer could have done more to prevent your injury – such as ensuring you take regular breaks – then you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
It couldn’t be easier to make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us at any time after your accident to find out more about the claims process and see if you have a viable claim. Over the past 15 years, our professional personal injury lawyers have handled hundreds of claims for tennis elbow injuries and a range of other different types of injuries, so you know you can trust us with your claim.
We can help you get compensation for any loss of earnings you have experienced if you have had to take time off work after your accident, which could help you out financially. Get in touch with us today by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500.