Strains and Sprains Claims
Employees from a variety of industries can suffer from strains and sprains, with wrist and ankle injuries being the most common ailments. As a soft tissue injury, they can be sustained relatively easily through many different accidents, and vary in severity from mild to constantly debilitating, which can only be corrected through surgery. It also gives way for the victim to receive compensation by exploring a relevant process like ankle injury claims, wrist injury compensation claims, repetitive strain claims and more.
As sprains and strains are common injuries, it is essential that employers are doing all they can to prevent them from occurring. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is the responsibility of the employer to minimise any risk of sprain or strain in the workplace.
If no steps have been taken and you have sustained muscle sprain or strains through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to claim compensation from your employer.
Common Causes of Sprains and Strains
Soft tissue injuries such as muscle sprains and strains occur when muscles or tendons become injured and bruised. This often occurs when said muscle or tendon is stretched too much, or jolted sharply, such as bracing for a fall.
Sprains and strains often occur as a result of the following:
While the majority of sprains and strains can often be treated by pain relief or physiotherapy, some can be more severe and require surgery or steroid injections to alleviate pain and repair any damage caused.
Employers must undertake health and safety assessments to ensure that any risks are properly managed. This could be anything from identifying any training that needs to be in place, personal protection equipment which needs to be worn and even any adaptations that need to be made to the workplace or the duties to ensure employees aren’t at risk of any sprains or strains.
If you have suffered a strain or sprain injury which was a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation by way of ankle injury claims, repetitive strain claims, or any other process that is appropriate. No matter how you have sustained your injury, if it wasn’t your fault, your claim could result in a cash payout that can help you with your road to recovery.
For more information about strain and sprain claims, our team of expert lawyers are here to help you pursue your claim. Call us today on 01772562084 or complete our sprains and strains compensation claim form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.