Making a Tennis Elbow claim
If you are in a job that involves using your arms to perform repetitive tasks, you may have developed a tennis elbow caused by work. We are experts at handling tennis elbow claims, so if you are suffering from this condition, get in touch to get started with claiming compensation.
We understand that tennis elbow can be both painful and inconvenient, as it can stop you being able to work in addition to affecting your everyday life. We have dealt with a number of cases where clients have made a tennis elbow claim, and we can help you too.
Contact us today for advice from our specialised industrial disease solicitors.
What is tennis elbow?
Tennis elbow is an inflammation that occurs just above the elbow joint on the outer side of the arm. The pain can also spread to the forearm and to the wrist and happens because of injured or damaged tendons near the elbow. This happens when the forearm muscles are repeatedly contracted, and if they are unable to have sufficient rest then strained tendons will become thickened due to scar tissue.
Without time to heal, they will then become permanently weakened.
The symptoms of tennis elbow caused by work can include pain and tenderness when:
- Trying to bend your hand back whilst straightening your elbow
- Trying to straighten your fingers against resistance
- Bending the wrist while straightening the elbow
- Trying to straighten the wrist against resistance while straightening the elbow
There are often no outward symptoms of tennis elbow, and it tends to affect one arm more than the other.
For some people the symptoms gradually appear after they have done the same type of work for several years. For others it flares up after a specific workplace accident when you have damaged your elbow significantly.
To find out if you have a tennis elbow compensation claim get in touch today.
How is tennis elbow caused by work?
Any task that requires repetitive movement of your arm can cause tennis elbow. If your job requires you to do this then you may be at greater risk of developing the injury, unless your employer puts suitable health and safety measures in place to protect their employees.
Some jobs that can put you at high risk of developing a tennis elbow caused by work include:
- Production line worker
An office job that involves extended use of a keyboard can also be cause for tennis elbow claims, as typing repeatedly without breaks can inflame the elbow tendons. Jobs that involve carrying heavy loads and therefore overuse of the elbow can also be risky and cause tennis elbow caused by work.
Can I make a tennis elbow claim?
All employers have a legal responsibility to protect their employees from potential health and safety risks, regardless of the nature of your job.
In order to reduce any tennis elbow injuries and tennis elbow claims, employers must carry out regular assessments and put measures in place to protect their employees. These measures could include:
- Educating their employees on the health risks of repetitive actions and good preventative actions
- Rotating staff so that everyone can take regular breaks
- Using machines wherever possible to reduce any physical injury
- Creating ergonomic workstations for workers who use computers and keyboards
If you feel that your employer has failed to protect you from a tennis elbow caused by work, you could be entitled to make a claim against them.
Here at AWH solicitors, we can help you to get the compensation that you deserve for an injury that could have been avoided. Contact us today for advice from our expert solicitors.
Start your tennis elbow caused at work claim
Our industrial disease specialists have a wealth of experience with cases of this nature and would be more than happy to review your situation. We know that it can be difficult to get on with things when you are suffering from a painful personal injury, so we aim to make the process as simple as possible for you. Get in touch today.
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