Tendon injuries claims
The tendons are fibrous cords which act as connectors between muscles and bones. They enable a wide range of movements to take place for example tendons in the arm enable movement in the wrist and fingers.
But like any part of the body they can become damaged as a result of overuse, repetitive movements or excess force. This results in conditions such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) and tendonitis.
If you developed a tendon injury which is connected to your job then you may be able to claim compensation.
Poor posture, bad ergonomics and overuse account for many tendon injuries.
High risk occupations for tendon injuries
There are certain jobs which are considered high risk for tendon injuries which include:
- Production line work
- Data input
- Board manufactures
Anyone who is new to these types of jobs is at risk. Older workers may fall into this category due to the fact that tendons stiffen with age which can make them prone to injury.
An employer has a duty of care to protect their employees against the risk of an accident and injury. This means implementing Health and Safety guidelines which are designed to safeguard employees and providing extra protection.
This means performing a risk assessment for each new employee, checking their workstation to see if it is set up correctly and advising an employee to take short breaks whenever possible.
If none of these are implemented then the employee is a risk of an injury such as RSI or tendonitis.
If you have suffered a tendon injury then this can have a serious effect upon your quality of life.
Effects of a tendon injury
A tendon injury may take several weeks (or more) to heal which may mean you having to change jobs in the meantime, or taking time off work. All of this is inconvenient for both you and your employer.
This may result in a reduction in your current income which causes stress for both you and your family. A drop or loss of earnings will affect your standard of living and in some cases may cause financial hardship.
Your injury may require treatment such as anti-inflammatory painkillers, cortisone injections, antibiotics or even surgery. There may be additional expenses such as taxi fares to hospital or physiotherapy.
A tendon injury is painful and often persists for a long period of time. It causes a great deal of physical and mental distress for both you and your family and is an unpleasant injury to deal with.
Compensation can help by covering the cost of treatment and rehabilitation which may ease the burden this has caused you and your family.
Making a claim for compensation for a tendon injury
Find a personal injury lawyer with experience in handling these types of claims. He or she will have knowledge of the many issues - both legal and medical, which are associated with claims of this type and will use this to secure the best outcome for you.
He or she should deal with your claim in a sympathetic and understanding manner and keep you updated through each stage of the process.
The lawyer will review your claim to start with to determine if there are sufficient grounds for making a claim. He or she will examine the supporting evidence which is a vital part of the process and can determine the outcome of the decision.
For more information visit our making a claim for compensation section.
Time limit for claiming compensation for a tendon injury
Claims for personal injuries have strict time limits. This is set at 3 years from the date of the accident, injury or diagnosis of the illness.
There are a few exceptions to this so you may wish to confirm this with your lawyer or solicitor.
Personal Injury Guide
- Guide to Personal Injury
- What is personal injury?
- Types of personal injury
- Accident or negligence?
- Decisions about personal injury
- Complaint about personal injury
- Making a claim for compensation
- Personal injury claim process
- Taking legal action
- Personal injury lawyer
- Choosing a solicitor
- Legal costs for a personal injury
- No win no fee
- Compensation payout
- Using a claims assessor
- Criminal injuries compensation authority
- Criminal compensation order
- Specialist compensation
- Financial problems from personal injury
- Support and counselling for personal injury
- What is compensation culture?
- Personal injury fact and fiction
- Personal injury FAQs
- Accidents and illness abroad
- Aeroplane accidents and illness claims
- Assaults claims
- Hijacking claims
- Car accidents abroad claims
- Coach accidents abroad claims
- Cruise ship accidents and illness abroad
- Cycling accidents abroad claims
- Holiday accidents and illness claims
- Illness abroad claims
- Motorbike accidents abroad claims
- Skiing accidents abroad claims
- Spinal injuries abroad claims
- Sports injuries abroad claims
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries in children claims
- Head and brain injuries claims
- Spinal cord injuries claims
- Crime and abuse
- Child abuse claims
- Criminal injuries claims
- Elderly abuse claims
- Reports against the police claims
- Terrorism claims
- Faulty products
- Industrial diseases
- Asbestosis claims
- Industrial deafness claims
- Lung cancer claims
- Mesothelioma claims
- Pleural thickening claims
- Pleural plaques claims
- Respiratory illness claims
- Medical negligence
- Accident and emergency claims
- Cancer claims
- Community health problem claims
- Dental claims
- Eye surgery claims
- Fatalities and inquests claims
- Faulty medical product claims
- Faulty medicine claims
- Female health claims
- General medical claims
- GP claims
- Hospital acquired infection claims
- Male health claims
- Mental health claims
- Nursing home claims
- Surgery claims
- Gym and fitness centre accident claims
- Accidents in a public place claims
- Burns, scalds and laceration claims
- Children’s accident claims
- Claims against local authority
- Dog attack claims
- Environmental health and pollutant claims
- Falls claims
- Festival and concert accident claims
- Horse riding injuries claims
- Military & territorial army injuries claims
- Outdoor/adventure accident claims
- Post traumatic stress disorder claims
- Shopping centre & supermarket accident claims
- Theme park accident claims
- Road accidents
- Coach accident claims
- Cycling accident claims
- Fatal accident claims
- Motorbike accident claims
- Pedestrian accident claims
- Road traffic accident claims
- Uninsured accident claims
- Whiplash injuries claims
- Serious injuries
- Amputation claims
- Fractures claims
- Loss of eyesight claims
- Sports injuries
- Faulty equipment claims
- Inadequate supervision claims
- Incorrect coaching claims
- Reckless conduct claims
- Unsafe sporting facility accident claims
- Air accident claims
- Rail accident claims
- Sea accident claims
- Work accidents and illness
- Arthritis claims
- Back injuries claims
- Broken bones claims
- Burns and scalds claims
- Bursitis claims
- Carpal tunnel syndrome claims
- Construction industry accidents claims
- Faulty work equipment claims
- Falls from a height claims
- Fatigue claims
- Head injuries claims
- Hearing loss claims
- Hit by falling objects claims
- Inadequate training and protection claims
- Industrial accident claims
- Manual handling claims
- Neck injuries
- Occupational asthma claims
- Psychological trauma claims
- Repetitive strain injury claims
- Silicosis claims
- Employer responsibility
- Skin conditions claims
- Slips and trips claims
- Soft tissue injuries claims
- Spinal injuries claims
- Stress claims
- Tendon injuries claims
- Tinnitus claims
- Vibration white finger claims
- Welding accident and illness claims
- Workplace amputation claims