Tendon Injury Claims At Work Guide – How To Claim -Calculate Compensation Amounts
By Daniel Parker. Last Updated 16th August 2021. Welcome to our guide on tendon injury claims. The tendons connect your bone and your muscle, and so they have a critical role in the human body, helping us to function and move normally. There are tendons in many places within the body, and they serve their purpose very well. Because of this, though, they can also be prone to injuries, especially through overuse. If you have suffered any type of tendon injury, you may believe your employer is to blame because he or she failed to provide you with the correct training or they did not warn you about the risks of what you were doing. Perhaps they ignored your requests for a break as you felt aches and pains? No matter what applies, if you can prove your employer is at fault for what happened to cause your tendon injury, there is a very high chance you are going to be entitled to compensation for not only the actual injury, but costs you might have incurred too.
In order to secure a payout though, you are going to need an experienced and reputable personal injury claims firm on your side, and this is what you have with Legal Expert. We have helped many people to secure the maximum compensation, including the highest Achilles tendon claim amounts and other related injuries to the tendons within your body. You can reach us today for more information on 0800 073 8804. However, before you do so, please read on to discover our compensation guidelines for personal injury claims involving a tendon injury.
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- A Guide To Tendon Injury At Work Claims
- What Are Tendon Injuries?
- What Are The Causes Of A Tendon Injury At Work?
- Tennis Elbow Tendon Injuries At Work
- Tendinopathy And Flexor Tendonitis
- What Are The Symptoms Of A Tendon Injury?
- What Are The Most Common Tendon Injuries?
- What Are The Long-Term Consequences Of A Tendon Injury?
- Workplace Tendon Injuries And Medical Misdiagnosis
- Types Of Tendon And Ligament Damages
- Tendon Injury At Work Compensation Amounts
- No Win No Fee Tendon And Ligament Damage Claims
- How We Can Help You Claim Compensation
- How To Contact Legal Expert
- Helpful Links
Have you suffered a tendon injury and you believe your employer is to blame for what happened? If so, this guide is perfect for you. All employers in the UK have a legal duty to provide a safe and healthy working environment. Unfortunately, there are many employers that do not fulfil this responsibility. They provide inadequate training or they do not carry out the necessary risk assessments. Either way, if you have been wronged, you should get the compensation you are entitled to.
In this guide, you will discover everything you could possibly need to know about making a tendon injury claim. We will take a look at specific types of injuries and how to make tendon injury claims for them, for example, hand tendon injury claims. We will also provide you with specific payout information for various tendon injuries, including the average finger injury compensation amounts and average hand injury compensation amounts.
Aside from this, you will discover everything you need to know about launching a claim, our service, and the different damages you can claim for. If you still have any queries by the time you get to the end of this guide, you will find our contact details, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Tendons are strong and robust fibres, which connect your bone and muscle. You have probably heard of the Achilles tendon. This connects your heel bone and your calf muscles. A tendon injury, therefore, is any type of injury that happens and impacts one or several of your tendons. These injuries typically happen more at the joints, but may not exclusively do so.
Tendon injuries differ in severity considerably. Some people experience a quick recovery within a matter of weeks, whereas other people suffer from lifelong consequences. No matter what has happened to you, if you have suffered a tendon injury and it was not your fault, you should launch a claim for tendon injury at work with Legal Expert today.
If you want to make a tendon injury at work claim, you are going to need to be able to prove that your employer is responsible for the injury that you have suffered. As per the law, all employers have a duty to provide a safe and healthy working environment. This involves carrying out risk assessments, making sure employees are aware of the findings, taking steps to reduce all risks as much as possible, and providing the correct training for workers. This is stated in section 2 of the Health and Safety At Work etc. Act 1974.
If your employer has failed to do this and you have sustained a tendon injury as a consequence, you can make a claim for tendon injury at work compensation. These injuries are more common in environments whereby there is a lot of repeated movement; for example, office workers often sit at their desks and type all day long.
You may assume office life is not dangerous, but this can cause a repetitive strain injury that may impact one of your tendons. These injuries can also occur if you have been given inadequate training and, therefore, you are going about your job in an incorrect manner.
This is a condition that causes pain around the elbow. Despite being commonly referred to as tennis elbow (because tennis players often suffer from it), it is known clinically as Lateral Epicondylitis. This injury happens when the forearm muscles and tendons, near the elbow joint, are overused.
Therefore, any type of activity that involves repeated stress on the elbow joint, for example, decorating, could cause this sort of injury. No matter whether you have experienced this type of tendon injury at work or while at a sports centre (or anywhere else), we can help you to claim.
Can I claim for tendonitis? Yes, if the accident was not your fault, you most certainly can. In fact, we have lots of experience in tendonitis compensation claims, and we are going to look at flexor tendonitis and tendinopathy in further detail in this section.
Flexor tendonitis tends to impact workers who have suffered a finger injury through sudden impact or overuse, for example, by using their keyboard all day. This is because the flexor tendons connect your thumb and finger bones with your forearm muscles.
Tendinopathy is a tendon disease, which shares similar symptoms with RSI despite being distinct. You will experience pain and tenderness when the tendon is being exercised or the area around it is touched. There are three different types of tendon pain. Tendinopathy refers to tendon injuries that are chronic yet what is causing the pain is not necessarily clear. Tendinosis refers to a chronic tendon injury due to cellular degeneration. With this condition, there is no inflammation. With tendinitis, however, there is inflammation and this is deemed an acute injury.
Regardless of the type of tendon injury you have suffered, we can help you to launch a tendon injury at work claim so long as you can prove the incident was not your fault.
If you feel you could have a tendon injury but you are unsure, here are some of the symptoms you should look out for:
- Thickening or mild swelling of the tendon near the joint
- Restricted movement
- Pain or tenderness near or at the joint
There are many different types of tendon injuries. Tendon ruptures are common, and they usually impact the biceps, rotator cuff, Achilles, or quadriceps. Avulsion, which is an acute tendon injury, is another type of issue you could experience, as is tenosynovitis and tendonitis.
No matter what sort of tendon injury you have sustained, you should follow these three pieces of advice in order to make a claim:
- Get medical attention – You will struggle to make a successful claim if you did not receive medical attention as a result of your accident. Of course, in more serious cases, medical attention will be a necessity. However, a lot of people hate visits to the hospital and avoid them at all costs. Don’t do this if there is a chance of you filing a tendonitis injury claim. See a doctor instead of trying to deal with it yourself.
- Document expenses incurred – In addition to seeking medical attention, it is also highly advised that you document all of the expenses that have occurred as a result of the injury you have suffered. This includes everything from payment for medical care to income loss. By doing this, you will be able to literally show how you suffered monetarily because of the accident.
- Don’t wait around – The third and final piece of advice is not to wait around. Unfortunately, you can’t simply decide to make a claim five years after the incident. There is a personal injury claims time limit, and so the sooner you make a claim the better. If you are concerned that you have left it too late, get in touch to be sure.
Tendon injuries impact people in different ways. Some people make a full recovery; others are left with injuries for the rest of their lives. Some people can return to work, others cannot. This will all be taken into consideration when determining how much compensation you will receive. Both the psychological and physical long-term impact play a role.
Tendon injury claims can be made due to cases of medical negligence. Tendon injury compensation can be claimed if the healthcare professional for your treatment or diagnosis acts negligently. This means that they could through action or inaction, negatively affect your health as their patient. This could be an example of a breach of their duty of care that they owe you.
If a doctor has misdiagnosed your tendon injury, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. These cases tend to involve one of the following scenarios:
- Incorrect treatment has been recommended
- The incorrect diagnosis has been given
- The injury is not diagnosed as quickly as it should have been
If any of the above has happened, we may be able to help you make a claim. We have lots of experience in ligament damage tendon injury claims involving medical misdiagnosis.
When making a claim for any sort of tendon injury, there are two types of ligament damage compensation you will be able to claim for – general damages and special damages.
These are the type of compensation that most people are already aware of. This money is designed in order to compensate you for your suffering. The sum is calculated based on the injury you have suffered. The severity of the injury, the impact it is having on your daily life and the long-term effects of your injury will be considered.
are essentially out of pocket expenses. This is compensation for any costs you have incurred because of your injury. Below, you’ll find some examples.
- Childcare costs – Have you had to hire someone to look after your children whilst your recover?
- Prescription and treatment expenses – if they are not available for free on the NHS
- Travel costs – Have you had to use alternative transport because of your inability to drive? Have you had to pay for parking at the hospital?
- Loss of income – Have you suffered a loss of income because of your inability to work?
- Accommodation expenses – Have you had to adapt your accommodation because of your injury?
Make sure you keep proof of these expenses. This will be necessary if you are to claim for them.
We know that you probably want to get a good idea regarding the sort of personal injury compensation amounts you may be looking at. However, it is important to note that you will be assessed on an individual basis. Some people will utilise an online compensation calculator and be told they are owed a certain amount. However, these online tools are unlikely to have taken into account all the nuances associated with your case.
So, whilst it would be difficult to provide a blanket figure that would be accurate for everyone, we’ve provided an alternative. Below, you’ll find a table containing figures from a legal publication known as the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). These guidelines are what’s used to come up with each individual’s general damages sum. This is the part of your compensation that acknowledges your pain and suffering. The amount will differ depending on things like how severe your injury is, and how long your recovery period is too.
|Neck||(a) Severe - (iii) ruptured tendons that can lead to permanent conditions and/or disabilities||£42,680 to £52,540|
|Fingers||(k) Serious - Tendon injury to ring or middle fingers that cause things like deformity and stiffness||£13,970 to £15,330|
|Thumb||(t) Moderate - tendon damage that can result in impaired sensation and/or deformity||£9,080 to £11,820|
|Achilles Tendon||(a) Most serious - the tendon will have been severed||In the region of £36,060|
|Achilles Tendon||(c) Moderate - partial rupture or other significant tendon injury||£11,820 to £19,770|
If you are unable to find the injury that relates to your circumstances in the table above, please do not panic. This is not an exhaustive list of the figure present in the JCG. Simply call us for more information regarding the payout amount associated with tendon injury claims.
When you choose Legal Expert to represent you, you will be assigned a solicitor that works on a No Win No Fee basis. There are two key benefits associated with this approach, which means that you only pay legal fees if your case is a success. So, let’s take a look…
First and foremost, a No Win No Fee solicitor is the best solution financially. There are several reasons why this is the case. The most obvious is the fact that you don’t have to pay if your case is not a success. This is one of the main sources of worry for a lot of people.
After all, it is likely that you will be stressed enough from your injuries, without having to fret over the possibility of spending a wealth of money and receiving nothing in return when your case fails. Luckily, this panic is eliminated if you go down the No Win No Fee route. Moreover, another monetary benefit is the fact that you don’t need any money to start your claim. This tends to be a huge issue for those who go for the services of a traditional solicitor.
The second reason why you should opt for a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor is because you can be certain you are going to benefit from a better service. Why? Well, a No Win No Fee solicitor is impacted by the outcome of your case. A traditional solicitor receives the same amount of money no matter whether they win your case or not. Because of this, you can’t always be certain you are benefitting from the best possible service. However, with a No Win No Fee service, such as the one we provide at Legal Expert, you have the peace of mind that the solicitor in question is doing everything they can to win your case.
There are a number of reasons why you should choose Legal Expert when making a personal injury claim. This includes the following:
- Expertise in numerous accident types – Our experience covers the full scope of personal injuries. The following is just a mere handful of the claims we have a huge amount of experience in – industrial deafness, construction accidents, product liability, car crashes, bicycle accidents, slips and trips, repetitive injury strain, and much, much more. This means that, no matter how your tendon injury happened, we have the expertise to deliver.
- No Win No Fee service – If you use Legal Expert, we will always provide you with a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer. Why is this beneficial? Well, you won’t need any money to begin your claim. Also, you only pay if your case is successful. You can discover more about the benefits in further detail in the paragraph above.
- We have a free legal advice helpline – One of the main reasons why so many people use Legal Expert is because they know our advice comes free of charge. You will speak to an experienced and friendly legal professional that will answer any queries you have. The number you need is 0800 073 8804.
- We put our customers first and we always aim to secure the maximum amount of compensation – We have a customer-centric approach. We always put our customers first and we always aim to secure the highest possible compensation.
- Excellent reputation – Last but not least, you can be sure that Legal Expert is a personal injury claims company you can trust. We have a great reputation in the industry, which is built on years and years of successfully helping personal injury victims.
If you are ready to make a tendon injury at work claim, we are ready and waiting to help you. You can reach Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804. There are also numerous other ways for you to get in touch, as you will discover via our contact page. You will see that we have a live chat feature on our website too. All discussions are 100% confidential and all legal advice is free.
This link takes you to the NHS website where you will find information on tendonitis specifically. This includes details on prevention, symptoms, and much more.
This takes you to our detailed guide on accident at work claims.
This is our general guide to the process of making a claim. This information can also be applied to tendon injury claims.
Find out more about how you can claim for injuries caused by medical negligence.
How another adult can make a claim on behalf of someone else.
If your injury was captured on CCTV, find out how you can obtain the footage.