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Ankylosing Spondylitis Compensation Claim
If you want to start a claim for Ankylosing Spondylitis compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with Ankylosing Spondylitis cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your Ankylosing Spondylitis compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for Ankylosing Spondylitis injury sufferers.
If you want to proceed with your Ankylosing Spondylitis compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 who can then proceed to talk you through your Ankylosing Spondylitis compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone. We are a no win no fee Ankylosing Spondylitis personal injury solicitors.
What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Ankylosing is a condition that directly affects the spine. As is the case with any arthritis, the condition is caused by the inflammation of the joints. This may cause the bone padding to become thinner or in some cases dissolve completely. In such cases the joints of the spine may fuse together forming a “new bone”. When this occurs, mobility will be greatly reduced and the back will experience a heightened amount of pain. Ankylosing Spondylitis is different from a sprain or a strain of the back in that it involves the actual bones in the spine.
Ankylosing Spondylitis is also commonly referred to as Bechterew’s Disease or Marie-Strumpell Disease. If you have been diagnosed with any of these three titles, then you have spinal arthritis.
Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you are strongly advised to seek the professional diagnosis of a medical staff, practitioner, or doctor. Where these symptoms are common in Ankylosing Spondylitis, it is not definitive that you have spinal arthritis.
- Stiffness of the back – Continuous stiffness in the lower back and buttocks may be a sign of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Because the arthritis generally starts in the lower back, those which are experiencing prolonged stiffness in this area should be diagnosed.
- Pain in the back – Back pain not caused by lifting or strain (a temporary condition in most cases) but pain that lingers you may have Ankylosing Spondylitis.
- If you experience pain when practising correct posture – As the bones fuse together, mobility and proper posture becomes painful process. Normal vertebrae have a layer of cartilage between the bones that allows for the spine to bend properly. When Ankylosing Spondylitis occurs, that cartilage becomes non-existent as the vertebrae fuse together. An attempt to stand straight or sit properly in effect causes the bones to move unnaturally and painfully.
- Stiffness or pain in connecting ligaments or tendons – Much like the familiar song, your back bone is connected to other bones. In many cases, a painful heel may be the result of an injured spine. You may also experience headaches, blurry vision, and pain in the groin, neck, or shoulders.
Again, these are symptoms of arthritis of the spine and should be taken seriously, especially if more than one symptom has occurred. Never attempt to self-diagnose an injury, but rely upon the professional advice of a medical staff, doctor, chiropractor, or practitioner.
Should you file an Ankylosing Spondylitis claim?
Claims for Ankylosing Spondylitis are generally disability oriented. Depending upon the gravity of your condition, you may be entitled to complete or partial disability. In most cases where the arthritis is not permanent or in cases where the condition is treatable, a person may file for temporary disability compensation while undergoing treatment.
Those which have sought the professional diagnosis of a licensed chiropractor, medical facility, doctor or practitioner who has shown symptoms which could have been commonly recognized by another professional in the same field as being that of Ankylosing Spondylitis and have been misdiagnosed and treated, may have grounds for a malpractice or negligence claim. Cases where surgery has been conducted on the spine which has resulted in the fusion of the vertebrae in the area which had the surgery have grounds for a claim.
If you have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and have undergone physical therapy and the condition has worsened due to improper treatment of the arthritis in the spine, you have grounds for a claim.
Individuals who are seeking to file a claim against a business should be aware that such claims are rare. In these cases the victim must show that the company failed to provide adequate measures of safety which would have prevented the injury. Such examples of a claim would be with a business whose employees are constantly required to lift products or goods. If the company failed to convey the possible health risks involved from prolonged and repetitive strains to the back and if the company failed to implement safety measures to reduce such a strain on the back, you may have grounds for a claim.
We are here to help you
Regardless of whether you have an acute or a severe case of Ankylosing Spondylitis, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have any inquires as to whether you should file a disability claim, malpractice claim, negligence claim, or if you have any concerns about how and when to file an Ankylosing Spondylitis claim please contact us. The compensation and success of your claim is greatly dependent upon the time in which you file. Do not delay. Our team will work with you to determine what option is best to get you the compensation you deserve.
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If you would like to make a compensation claim for a Ankylosing Spondylitis case then call Tylers Solicitors today for a no-obligation chat on (freephone) 0800 699 0079 today!