Tennis elbow is a repetitive strain injury that affects the forearm, causing pain or discomfort when carrying out certain tasks.
If you believe your working conditions have led to you developing tennis elbow, Croftons Solicitors can help you claim compensation for your injury.
Causes and symptoms
Despite its name, tennis elbow is not necessarily caused by playing sport, and indeed can be brought on by performing any repeated action that puts pressure on the area.
This can occur in the workplace across a broad range of tasks, from manual labour to typing.
These actions place strain on the muscles and tendons in the forearm, and tennis elbow develops when small tears and inflammation occur around the elbow joint.
Sufferers may notice pain when lifting large or even small objects, bending their elbow and extending their forearm.
Making a tennis elbow claim
While tennis elbow is known to eventually heal itself, in some cases the pain is so severe that victims are forced to take time off work, potentially losing out on wages they would otherwise have earned.
If your tennis elbow was brought about by your working conditions, you may be eligible to claim compensation for this.
For example, in the case of office workers, if your employer does not have a suitable break schedule in place then it may be possible to show that prolonged typing is to blame for your condition.
In the case of a factory worker whose job may involve a lot of lifting, it is the employer’s obligation to make sure each member of staff has the legally required training and access to the correct equipment, and failure to do so constitutes negligence on their part.
To find out more about the possibility of starting a tennis elbow compensation claim, contact Croftons Solicitors using our online form, or call free on 0800 2800 094.