Are frozen shoulder at work claims viewed as trivial? This condition has caused me severe pain however I fear I will not be taken seriously if I seek to make a compensation claim against my employer.
Personal injury solicitors deal with countless numbers of claims for large and small amounts however they approach every compensation claim in the same manner, frozen shoulder at work claims are no different. Consulting a personal injury solicitor about your claim for compensation will also ensure your employer’s take your compensation claim seriously.
A frozen shoulder can severely reduce your ability to move freely meaning everyday tasks may become difficult. If you develop this condition your first priority should be to seek prompt medical attention to receive adequate care and to determine what factors caused the injury to develop. Diabetes, heart disease and Parkinson’s disease are all factors which are believed to put you at risk of frozen shoulder but you could also develop it through a blunt trauma to the shoulder or long-term work involving manual handling of heavy objects.
Frozen shoulder occurs when the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becomes inflamed thus restricting its movement, it is most common among those aged 40 and over.
Successful frozen shoulder at work claims require the claimant to prove their injury was contracted at work and that their employer failed to adequately train them or provide safety measures to reduce the risk of employees developing frozen shoulder thus failing in their duty of care to staff. Your personal injury solicitor will be able to advise you on how you should gather this evidence to substantiate your claim.
It is also important to note that under the UK Statute of Limitations people wishing to make frozen shoulder at work claims have a time limit of three years to claim compensation from the date they first became aware of their injury (the Date of Knowledge) which is why you should speak with a solicitor without delay if you believe you are entitled to compensation as the process can take time.