If you have been diagnosed with Bursitis within the last 3 years and it is associated with your past or present employment then contact LPS today.
LPS has dedicated Industrial Disease solicitors that have helped thousands of people successfully claim bursitis compensation. We aim to the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim using our No Win No Fee claims process.
What is Bursitis?
Bursitis is when the bursa (a fluid filled sac that reduces friction around your joints) becomes inflamed due to infection or irritation by movement or pressure. Bursitis causes pain, swelling and difficulty moving the affected joint
Causes of Bursitis includes overuse, rubbing, pressure or injury at joints and it is mainly seen in the Hand, Elbow, Knee and Shoulder.
Bursitis goes by many names: Bricklayers Shoulder; Tennis or Miner’s Elbow; hip bursitis or trochanteric bursitis; housemaid’s knee, clergyman’s knee and policeman’s heel.
Pain is the main symptom of bursitis, and it increases with movement or pressure. Other symptoms include swelling, tenderness and sometimes a loss of mobility. When bursitis occurs as a result of an infection, it is referred to as a septic bursitis.
Parts of the body that may be affected include:
When bursitis is caused by occupational overuse, the affliction is included under the umbrella of disorders, known as ‘Work Related Upper Limb Disorders’ (WRULD)
Occupational links to Bursitis
Bursitis has been linked to particular occupations or activities, including those where employees are expected to kneel or crawl as part of their job, for example:
- IT support workers who have to regularly access computers and wires situated underneath desks
- Electrical and Assembly Workers
- Carpet Fitters
What causes Bursitis?
Bursitis is most often caused by activities and occupations where employees are asked to kneel or crawl as part of their daily tasks. Our bursas are fluid filled sacs that keep our muscles safely away from our bones found in our knees and elbows for example. In bursitis, those bursas swell because they become inflamed when constantly pressed, repeatedly knocked, or irritated by repetitive movements.
What to do now?
If you believe that you are suffering from bursitis we advise you seek medical advice from your GP to substantiate your claim or if you have already been diagnosed simply contact us to discuss your potential claim.
We offer a No Win No Fee service and all of our advice is given with No Obligation. Simply call us on 0800 996 1807, text 4myclaim to 88802, chat to us online ,complete our short form or calculate your claim now and one of our industrial disease solicitors will contact you to discuss your claim.