Occupational Osteoarthritis Compensation Claims
We specialise in helping victims of Occupational Osteoarthritis claim the post-traumatic arthritis compensation they deserve. If you have been diagnosed within the last three years, complete our contact form and one of our experts will get back in touch.
Post-Traumatic Arthritis Compensation Solicitors in the UK
Industrial disease claims relate to a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis. There is no cure for this painful condition, however a successful post-traumatic arthritis compensation claim could help you live the type of life you want.
Many people believe arthritis is an inevitable part of ageing, or if you’ve suffered a fracture. But osteoarthritis can also occur in many lines of work; it develops when the cartilage between joints breaks down and no longer acts as a barrier between moving bones.
Workers at Risk of Osteoarthritis
Studies from Arthritis Research UK show the following, regarding osteoarthritis risk:
People who have to kneel or squat for extended periods are more susceptible to developing a chronic condition, compared with workers who do not place a similar strain on their body.
Likewise, there is a link between:
- The condition of osteoarthritis in the hips.
- Those working in jobs requiring lifting of at least 10kg or more.*
As you can assume, the risk of developing this condition can spur several long-term side effects.
What does post-traumatic arthritis compensation look like?
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 in life, such as when a victim who initially suffers from Vibration White Finger which progresses.
If the medical evidence exists to support a claim of negligence, contact us online or call us on 0800 182 2193.
How Can Post-traumatic Arthritis Compensation Help?
There is no cure for osteoarthritis at the present time. However, there are several types of treatment that alleviate symptoms and give victims a chance to live normally. Remember that any claim has a certain time limit, whether for damages or future loss of earnings.
The first thing a doctor will do is to help alleviate any inflammation, pain and stiffness with appropriate medication. They will also look at factors which can exacerbate the symptoms. For example, losing excess weight or strengthening muscles around the affected joints.
Why is post-traumatic arthritis compensation important?
Post-traumatic arthritis compensation can change the game for a recipient. It gives victims the ability to immediately access a better quality of life. Additionally, it can be used to help victims access support they’d otherwise have to wait for. In addition to being able to access treatment privately, compensation for an industrial disease can also be used to expedite treatment.
This is equally important for patients with severe osteoarthritis as it is for those with an illness. They may need a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon, to see if a knee/hip replacement is appropriate. Payment of damages can also cover the cost of mobility devices, custom-fitted wedges for shoes, or mobility scooters.
Get in touch with us
Think your condition results from the nature of your work? Did you not have adequate protection from these risks? Moreover, were you even aware of them? Or have medical experts failed you in treating the injuries and symptoms?
You may be entitled to claim post-traumatic arthritis compensation. Our panel of specialist no win, no fee* (*conditions apply) solicitors can help with legal advice and representation, regarding accidents at work or personal injury claims.
Talk to The Compensation Experts today, to arrange a free, no obligation conversation; we have a strong track record of helping people successfully claim compensation for industrial disease, including osteoarthritis.
A consultation is a fast, free way to see if you have grounds to make any arthritis compensation claims. Be it for post-traumatic arthritis (PTA) or other types of arthritis.
What Are Personal Injury Claims?
Personal injury claims and accident claims usually fall into one of the following categories.
- Public liability – an accident in a Public Space.
- Occupiers liability – an accident in a Private Space.
- Employers liability – an accident or illness in the Work Place.
- Road traffic accident – an accident that occurs on the road.
Post-Traumatic Arthritis Compensation Claims and other arthritic conditions tie into employers liability in this situation.
*Either regularly or for extended periods of time.
Am I eligible?
If you have developed post-traumatic arthritis in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation.
If you were a child at the time of the accident, you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
Each case of post-traumatic arthritis is different, so the amount of compensation paid out can vary. Factors that lead to the final figure include the extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, and future losses.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
When making a claim it’s important to know what to expect. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence, before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin post-traumatic arthritis claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.Find out more