Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK. It usually occurs after large amounts of time spent doing manual labour causing wear and tear to joints.
It is a painful condition and can seriously affect your quality of life. For example, you may experience stiffness and swelling of the joints, pain when lifting, bending or performing repetitive movements and a decreased ability to walk long distances without pain.
It commonly impacts hips, knees, elbows, fingers, thumbs and wrists and the types of activity most likely to cause osteoarthritis include:
- Repetitive actions
- Actions which strain the joint to its limits such as crouching, crawling, climbing and/or carrying heavy weight.
Your employer has to provide reasonable measures to reduce the risk to your health, especially in jobs which could cause osteoarthritis.
If you have been unable to return to work following the onset of osteoarthritis you could claim compensation for your financial loss as well as for medical assistance.
We have a proven track record of helping people claim compensation for osteoarthritis and enabling them to access the rehabilitation support they need and on a no win, no fee basis.
Contact us today on 0808 274 6197 for a free initial consultation on your claim.