Osteoarthritis Workers Compensation – Osteoarthritis Compensation Claims

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Osteoarthritis Workers Compensation
LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott
Legally reviewed by: LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott In: Industrial Disease

Can I make an Osteoarthritis Claim?

Damage to your joints can be an incredibly difficult thing to live with on a daily basis. If you have suffered osteoarthritis as a result of your occupation, you may be entitled to claim osteoarthritis workers compensation.

Here at AWH Solicitors, we can help you do just that with our expert industrial injury team ready to review your case.

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Contact us today if you are suffering from osteoarthritis caused by your work. 

Osteoarthritis Workers Compensation

What Qualifies me for Osteoarthritis Workers Compensation?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK. It occurs when you sustain damage in and around your joints, that eventually can no longer heal and is permanent. It most commonly occurs in the following joints:

  • Wrists
  • Fingers and thumbs
  • Knees
  • Hips
  • Elbows

Certain types of work are known to both cause and also aggravate osteoarthritis. If your work involves specific kinds of movement, you may be more at risk. These movements include:

  • Repeated forceful actions or movements by the joints
  • Repeated impact being placed on the joints
  • Repeated forceful actions or movements by the joints

If you have worked in an occupation that has caused this damage to your joints, you may qualify to make an osteoarthritis workers compensation claim. Contact us today for our expert advice.

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What are the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

The symptoms of this painful condition include:

  • Swelling around the joints
  • Bone spurs – these are extra bits of bone that can form around the affected joint
  • Loss of flexibility
  • Pain
  • Tenderness when you try and apply pressure to the joint
  • Stiffness – this might be most notable when you wake up or move from inactivity
  • A grating sensation when you try and use the joint

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, it is best to seek the advice of a medical professional. You can then talk to our experienced legal advisors to take the next steps in winning compensation.

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How can I Claim Osteoarthritis Workers Compensation?

Claiming for compensation for a wear-and-tear injury such as osteoarthritis will involve being able to produce as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This can include:

  • A detailed description of the task that led to the damage of your joints
  • Medical reports
  • X-rays
  • Statements from fellow employees

Your employer should always prioritise their duty of care towards their employees, and if they have not taken all the necessary precautions to make sure that you are safe at work, then we can help you make a claim against your employers. Contact us today.

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How will my Compensation Claim be Calculated?

Reaching a settlement for your osteoarthritis will involve a number of considerations. These are:

  • The cost of any medical care that you may have already received, in addition to any that your doctor thinks that you may later need
  • Any travel expenses that have occurred while you have been receiving medical treatment
  • Whether your osteoarthritis will prevent or may have already prevented you from working, and will therefore result in a loss of earnings

Contact Us to Find Out if You can Claim

We have a team of industrial disease specialists who are ready to assess your case. If you have a case against your employer, we can guide you through every step of the process and ensure that we get the best possible outcome for you.

Contact us today and get started with your claim. 

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