Musculoskeletal Disorder Claims Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
If you are suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder as a result of your working conditions, Calio Claims can help get you the compensation owed to you.
Our solicitors are experts in making personal injury claims relating to working conditions, or accidents at work, and can ensure you are fully compensated for your pain, suffering and loss. We understand that where you are suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder brought about by your working conditions, you may be concerned about loss of earnings and whether you will ever be able to return to work at all. Our solicitors may be able to work with you on a no-win, no-fee basis and relieve at least some of the financial pressure you may be experiencing. To discuss making a personal injury claim with the experts at Calio Claims, contact us today by calling 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our dedicated team will get back to you right away. We look forward to helping you.
Across the EU, 25% of workers report backache and 23% report muscle pain. MSDs are a principal cause of workplace absence in some European states, and account for 40% of workplace compensation costs (according to the EU’s information agency for occupational health, EU-OSHA).
In the UK alone, there are over half a million new work-related MSD cases each year.
It is therefore quite clear that not enough is being done to prevent musculoskeletal damage in the workplace. If you have suffered an injury as a result of your working practices, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Many musculoskeletal injuries are preventable where proper care is taken by employers to ensure safe working practices. As a result, where an employer fails to take such measures, they may be in breach of their obligation to keep employees safe at work.
What is a work-related musculoskeletal disorder?
Upper limbs (the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder), the neck and lower back are particularly vulnerable to MSDs, and the most common disorders are:
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- radial tunnel syndrome
- rotator cuff tendonitis
- ligament sprain
- mechanical back syndrome
- degenerative disc disease
- digital neuritis
- ruptured or herniated discs
- tension neck syndrome
Employers should provide the appropriate personal protective equipment to employees to reduce the risk of them being injured in the workplace. They also have a duty to carry out regular work assessments and provide suitable training to their workers. For a claim to be successful, we need to be able prove that the employer did not take the appropriate steps to protect their employees. If you have contracted an MSD related disorder, our specialist solicitors can provide practical advice and support.
Who is at risk?
Musculoskeletal disorder risk factors exist in almost every occupation, but agriculture, construction, transportation, postal services, healthcare and social work are particularly high-risk industries. Builders, nurses, care assistants and agricultural workers often develop MSDs from repeated exposure to loads over a period of time. Repetitive keyboard work and manipulating materials are other common causes of work-related MSDs. We have experience in helping people across a broad variety of sectors and in a range of occupations make personal injury claims relating to musculoskeletal disorders and can help you regardless of the industry you are in. Our knowledge and experience allows us to fully understand not only the law and your employer’s obligations, but the practical circumstances surrounding your injury.
Contact us today for specialist musculoskeletal disorder claims legal advice
If you believe you are suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder because of conditions at your place of work, contact our specialist personal injury team today. The team is spread across our offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland in order to make it easy and convenient to consult one of our experts. We will be happy to discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.