Tendonitis Compensation Claims
Tendons are strong bands or cords of tissue that attach muscle to the bone. They help move the bones and joints when the muscles contract. Tendon pain can be caused by small tears in the surrounding tissue or the gradual deterioration of a tendon where it connects to the bone.
Overuse or excessive strain on the upper limbs is a recognised cause of tendonitis. It is particularly common in production and packing work where the weights involved are not sufficient to give rise to a one off accident or trauma but instead cause repetitive strain on the tendons which in time leads to injury.
The main symptoms of tendonitis are pain and inflammation together with a sensation that the tendon is grating or crackling as it moves. A lump may also develop along the tendon and if the condition becomes chronic the tendon may rupture (split) and a gap may be felt in the line of the tendon. Movement in that area will also become more difficult.
Tendonitis is usually treatable by rest and reduced use of the upper limb. In more serious cases however physiotherapy and steroid injections may be required and in very limited cases operative treatment will be undertaken.
Where work activities involve regular, rapid, repetitive and forceful hand and arm movements, employers should ensure that there are regular breaks, or that a system of rotation is introduced to limit the amount of each activity which is undertaken by one person during a particular shift. Failure to introduce such measures could give rise to a claim for personal injury compensation.
You should contact Sintons if you undertake work of this nature and have been diagnosed as suffering from tendonitis or any other upper limb disorder.
At Sintons our specialist personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in pursuing upper limb disorder compensation claims, including claims arising from tendonitis.
All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
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