Occupational Osteoarthritis Compensation Claims in the UK
We specialise in helping victims of Occupational Osteoarthritis claim the post traumatic arthritis compensation in the UK they deserve. If you have been diagnosed within the last 3 years, fill out the contact form and one of our experts will get back to you at the time you request.
Post-Traumatic Arthritis Compensation Solicitors in the UK
Industrial disease claims relate to a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis compensation claims. There is no cure for this painful condition. However, a successful post-traumatic arthritis compensation UK 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 it’s not particularly easy to escape osteoarthritis in most lines of work. It develops when the cartilage between joints breaks down and no longer acts as a barrier between moving bones.
Cases of industrial illness and osteoarthritis typically relate to hips and knees. Additionally, they affect employees who repeatedly place strain on these joints in the course of their work.
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 two key pieces of this condition.
- One is the condition of osteoarthritis in the hips.
- The other is for those working in jobs requiring lifting of at least 10 kilogrammes 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 in the UK look like today?
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 and progresses to develop osteoarthritis.
In short, if the medical evidence exists to support a claim of medical negligence, contact us online or by phone.
How Can Post-traumatic Arthritis Compensation UK 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 to make a claim, 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, being overweight and strengthening muscles around the affected joints.
To start your claim, please keep the factors we list below in mind.
Compensation monies change the game for a recipient. They give victims the ability to immediately access a better quality of life. Additionally, they can access needed support they’d otherwise have to wait for.
For instance, physical therapy and workplace therapy. In addition to being able to access treatment privately, compensation for an industrial disease can also expedite treatment.
This is equally important for patients with severe osteoarthritis as it is for those with an illness. Likewise, 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 compensation for osteoarthritis. Our panel of specialist 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 consultation. 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 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.Find out more
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.Find out more
How does the process work?
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.Find out more