Industrial disease claims relate to a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis compensation claims. There is no cure for this painful and debilitating condition, but a successful compensation claim could make the difference between you being able to live the type of life you want and being restricted.
Although many people believe arthritis is an inevitable part of ageing, osteoarthritis is not an unavoidable part of life. It develops when the cartilage between joints breaks down and no longer acts as a barrier between moving bones. Cases of industrial illness osteoarthritis typically relate to hips and knees and affect employees who repeatedly place strain on these joints in the course of their work.
Workers at Risk of Osteoarthritis
Arthritis Research UK has found that people who have to kneel or squat for extended periods are more susceptible to developing the chronic condition than workers who do not place a similar strain on their body. Likewise, a link between osteoarthritis in the hips and jobs involving occupational lifting of at least 10 kilogrammes or more, regularly or for extended periods. Before the decline in the industry, coal miners were one of the worst affected groups in the UK. Today, carpet fitters and those who work in the construction industry are those most likely to claim compensation for osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint, not only the knees and hips. The Compensation Experts have supported claimants who have developed the condition in their fingers, wrists and elbows. It can occur as a primary condition or develop at a later stage, such as in a victim who initially suffers from Vibration White Finger and progresses to develop osteoarthritis.
How Can Compensation Help?
There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are several types of treatment which can alleviate the symptoms and give victims a chance to live a normal life. The first thing a doctor will do is to help alleviate any inflammation and pain with appropriate medication. They will also look at factors which can exacerbate the symptoms, such as being overweight and strengthening muscles around the affected joints.
Compensation can give victims the ability to immediately access support they may otherwise have to wait for, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. In addition to being able to access treatment privately, compensation for industrial disease can also expedite treatment for a patient who has severe osteoarthritis and may need to see an orthopaedic surgeon to find out whether a knee or hip replacement is appropriate. Payment of damages can also cover the cost of mobility devices where required, covering the cost of anything from custom fitted wedges for shoes to mobility scooters.
If you believe your condition resulted from the nature of your work and that you were not adequately protected from these risks or were not even aware of them, you may be entitled to claim compensation for osteoarthritis. Our panel of specialist solicitors can help with legal advice and representation.
Talk to The Compensation Experts today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. We have a strong track record of helping people successfully claim compensation for industrial disease, including osteoarthritis. This consultation is a fast and free way for you to find out whether you have grounds to make a claim and how to proceed.
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Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
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We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
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