Tenosynovitis is a repetitive strain injury that causes an inflammation of the sheath surrounding tendons in the hands.
It can be caused by prolonged repetition of the same motion, meaning it can affect workers in a variety of fields if an employer does not take the necessary health and safety measures.
Croftons Solicitors can assist with a wide range of RSI cases, including tenosynovitis compensation.
Causes and symptoms of tenosynovitis
The repetitive motion that could lead to tenosynovitis can be anything from typing on a computer to heavy lifting.
Your employer should ensure there are systems in place to prevent RSIs developing, such as regular breaks and appropriate safety equipment.
There are a number of different forms of tenosynovitis. For example, stenosing tenosynovitis, often referred to as trigger finger, can affect the thumb, fourth finger or middle finger.
Signs of tenosynovitis include difficulty moving the joint, or pain when you attempt this. There may be visible swelling or redness, and the joint may feel stiff or tender. You might also notice pain further up your arm and have difficulty picking up small items.
Claiming with Croftons Solicitors
The success of any industrial disease claim is dependent on whether or not it can be proved that your condition developed as a result of your employer’s negligence.
If this is the case, Croftons Solicitors can help you seek compensation for the pain caused and for any lost earnings you may have suffered due to an enforced absence from work.
In industrial disease claims, you must seek compensation within three years of a diagnosis being made otherwise your case becomes ineligible.
For this reason, it is vital to contact us as soon as possible in order to have the best chance of success.
Call us free on 0800 2800 094 or fill in our online form to start your tenosynovitis compensation claim today.