There are many different types of elbow injury including the most common complaint caused by bursitis known as ‘tennis elbow’ or ‘housemaids elbow’. Bursitis is a condition involving inflammation of the bursa which are small liquid filled cushions that ease movement of muscles and tendons over one another mainly close to or at the joints. This condition is prevalent among manual workers who use their hands, performing repetitive tasks and is often a form of repetitive strain injury (RSI). This condition can be caused as a result of negligence and it may be possible to start a solicitors elbow injury claim if it can be shown that a third parity, most often an employer, is to blame.
More serious elbow injuries include dislocations and fractures, most often occurring as a result of motor vehicle accidents or trips and falls including pavement slips and sports activities. A dislocation or fracture may occur as the arm is outstretched to break the fall. These injuries can be extremely painful and require sedation, x-ray and time off work. Fractures that are not dealt with quickly can leave severe stiffness later on while heavy damage to the area may also affect blood vessels and nerves. There is a real potential for serious long term injury and permanent disability and if these injuries are the result of negligence by a third party, consideration should be given to instructing an elbow injury claim solicitor to start legal action for accident compensation, particularly if the proposed defendant is insured.
Trips slips and falls in public or private places are a major source of arm, hand and wrist injuries and if you have sustained injury in a tripping or slipping accident you should consider an elbow accident compensation claim against the owner or occupier or person responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the land or properly or premises concerned. Wet floors that are not sign posted, uneven roads and pavements and poor safety procedures causing a trip slip or fall at work are all valid reasons to start an elbow injury compensation claim. If you believe that you have a case for a trip slip or fall compensation claim you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible.
If you would like free legal advice, without any further obligation from specialist personal injury solicitors on accident compensation claims just call a no win no fee solicitor and you will not have to pay anything up front. Most accident compensation solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.