Bursitis is a repetitive strain injury that can cause swelling around the joints. It is most frequently found in the shoulder, elbow, knee or hip.
The problem can affect workers in any profession where repeated, strenuous activity is undertaken, and it is the responsibility of the employer to make sure procedures are in place to prevent this kind of condition developing.
If they fail to do this and you develop an industrial disease such as bursitis, Croftons Solicitors can help you with your compensation claim.
Causes and Symptoms of Bursitis
The swelling that is a feature of bursitis is the result of fluid-filled sacs around the joints that can become inflamed in put under frequent, strenuous pressure.
The affected joint will depend on the profession, for example jobs involving heavy lifting could damage the elbow and shoulder, while tasks that require frequent kneeling (e.g. gardener) are more likely to cause bursitis in the knees.
Aside from the swelling, sufferers may notice pain or tenderness that can make it difficult to work.
Bursitis Claims with Croftons Solicitors
Every employer should ensure they provide the correct training and equipment to minimise the risk of repetitive strain injuries developing.
If they have not done so, you may be entitled to compensation for the damage caused and for any lost earnings incurred during your enforced absence.
Bursitis can take several weeks to heal, and you may find yourself under serious financial pressure through no fault of your own.
Croftons Solicitors can assess the circumstances of your case in order to determine how much compensation you are due, and then act on your behalf during any settlement negotiation or court case.
To find out more about the industrial disease claims we deal with, such as epicondylitis, loss of sight, hearing loss and tenosynovitis, call Croftons Solicitors free on 0800 2800 094 or use our online form to tell us about your case.