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Bursitis Injury Claims in The UK: Get Legal Help Today

Bursitis pain got you down? Know your rights!

Bursitis is a surprisingly common and painful condition. If you’re struggling with bursitis due to someone else’s actions, you might be entitled to compensation. That’s where a bursitis injury claim comes in.

This article unpacks everything you need to know about making a bursitis injury claim in the UK. We’ll delve into what bursitis is, how to prove your claim, what you could be compensated for, and how a personal injury solicitor can make the whole process easier.

What exactly is bursitis?

Let’s get down to the basics. Bursitis is the inflammation of ‘bursae’. Bursae are tiny, fluid-filled sacs found throughout your body. They act as cushions between your bones, tendons, and muscles, helping your joints move smoothly.

But when a bursa gets irritated and inflamed, that’s bursitis. Symptoms include:

  • Aching pain, particularly when you move or press on the affected area
  • Swelling and redness around the joint
  • Stiffness and limited movement

Bursitis can pop up in most joints, but the knees, shoulders, elbows, and hips are the most common hotspots.

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What causes bursitis?

Sometimes bursitis can appear with no obvious cause, but usually, it’s triggered by:

  • Repetitive motions: Overusing a particular joint through work or sports can lead to bursitis.
  • Injury: A sudden knock or impact to a joint can irritate the bursae.
  • Infection: In rarer cases, bacterial infection can cause bursitis.
  • Medical conditions: Conditions like gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes can increase your risk of bursitis.

when can you make a bursitis injury claim?

The key to a successful claim is proving that someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to your bursitis. Some typical scenarios where you might be able to make a claim include:

Workplace injuries: 

If your job involves repetitive movements that have led to bursitis, your employer might be held responsible.

Slip, trip, or fall accidents: 

If you tripped and injured yourself on poorly maintained property, the owner could be liable.

Road traffic accidents: 

A car accident or similar incident causing an impact to your joints could give grounds for a claim.

Medical negligence: 

In rare cases, if a doctor’s improper treatment worsens or causes bursitis, there may be a case for medical negligence.

What do you need to prove for a bursitis injury claim?

Like all personal injury claims, you need to gather evidence to support your case. For a bursitis injury claim, you need to establish three things:

Negligence: 

You’ll need to show that the other person (or organization) owed you a duty of care and breached that duty.

Causation: 

You’ll need to prove that their negligence directly caused your bursitis. Medical records and expert opinions are crucial here.

Damages: 

You’ll need to show that you suffered losses or expenses because of your bursitis.

What kind of compensation could you receive?

The amount of compensation for bursitis injuries can vary greatly. It depends on factors like:

  • Severity and duration of the bursitis: How severe your pain is and how long your recovery takes significantly influences your compensation.
  • Loss of earnings: If you’ve missed work due to your bursitis, you can claim for lost income.
  • Medical expenses: Any costs for doctor appointments, medication, physiotherapy, etc., can be recovered.
  • Future care needs: If you’ll need ongoing support, the cost of that is factored into your compensation.
  • Psychological impact: Severe bursitis can bring emotional distress – you may potentially be compensated for that, too.

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How does the bursitis claim process work?

The overall claim process looks something like this:

  1. Seek medical attention: Get a diagnosis of your bursitis and keep comprehensive records of your treatment.
  2. Gather evidence: Document where the incident happened, take photos if possible, and note down contact details of any witnesses.
  3. Contact a personal injury solicitor: A specialized personal injury solicitor can assess your case and advise you on your chances of success.
  4. File the claim: Your solicitor helps you submit the claim, starting with sending a Letter of Claim to the responsible party.
  5. Negotiation: Often, cases are settled out of court through negotiation between your solicitor and the other party’s insurer.
  6. Court proceedings (if necessary): If no settlement can be reached, your case may proceed to court for a judge to decide.

Making an Injury at Work Claim with National Claims

At National Claims, we understand that workplaces come with their own set of hazards. Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, or any other industry, accidents can happen despite safety measures. If you’ve been injured at work due to someone else’s negligence, our team is here to help you secure the compensation you’re entitled to.

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Let’s begin with a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your workplace injury. We’ll listen carefully to understand your situation and the factors that led to the accident. With this information, we can provide initial advice on whether you have grounds for a strong claim.

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At National Claims, we believe everyone should have access to justice, regardless of financial circumstances. That’s why we operate on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. It means you don’t pay legal fees upfront, and our fees are only due if your claim is successful. This lets you pursue your case without added financial pressures.

*Customers pay up to 25% (incl. VAT) of the amount recovered towards solicitor costs and if you cancel outside your cooling off period, you may be charged a fee.

Conclusion

Making a bursitis injury claim shouldn’t be an intimidating process. While you focus on recovery, the right solicitor will guide you through every step and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate to seek expert advice – it could make a huge difference to your situation.

Contact us today to speak to one of our claims specialists who will be able to help you get started on your claim.

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