Got a Question About Bursitis?
- What is Bursitis?
- How Much Compensation Can You Claim?
- What are the Symptoms of Bursitis and How to Get Diagnosed?
- Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Bursitis Claims Solicitor?
- Where Can I Find More Information on Bursitis?
- How To Make a Bursitis Compensation Claim?
- How Long Until I Can Make a Claim for Bursitis?
- Why Should I Choose Tylers Solicitors for Bursitis Compensation Claims?
Bursitis is a condition that occurs when the bursa is irritated or inflamed. The bursa is a bag of lubricating fluid that reduces the friction, irritation and rubbing of tissues against each other. It is situated in between bones, tendons, the skin and the muscles acting like a cushion between them. Bursitis may result from an infection, injury or a medical condition such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout whereby the bursa develops crystals inside it. Constant pressing and knocking as well as repetitive motions will also cause inflammation of the bursa.
The compensation claimed includes that for settling the medical expenses, lost wages and the wages you stand to lose by being out of work. You can, in addition, make a compensation claim against psychological harm resulting from your condition. On average, compensation claims amount to an average of about £2,600 for an individual client, but please be aware that this is just an average figure and can change depending on the severity of your condition.
The point of inflammation will be painful. The more active that part of the body is, the more painful it becomes. One may also be unable to move the affected joint or even bend it. Swelling will occur on the affected section and it will feel tender and painful when touched.
Diagnosis includes a physical examination whereby a doctor examines the affected painful region, where they get to know the kind of activities you have been currently engaged in. A sample of the bursa fluid nearest to the area affected can be analysed for crystals and bacteria especially if the patient has a fever in addition to the pain.
The legal fees provided for your compensation claim are only paid for when your case has been won. This should give you peace of mind as you will not undertake any financial costs in case your compensation claim does not go through.
For more details about making a bursitis compensation claim you can ask one of our solicitors to give you a callback so we can explain your compensation case further. You can also get in touch via the social media platforms or email us with your queries and we will promptly get back to you. Our freephone number is 0800 699 0079.
This is quite easy as all you need to do is give our lawyers a call. Tylers Solicitors will guide you through the entire process of making your compensation claim. A preliminary assessment of your case will be carried out to determine whether the evidence available is enough to carry on with making a compensation claim. If the evidence is enough, and your claim is valid, our lawyers will handle all the legal work for you ensuring to keep you updated throughout the compensation claims process.
A compensation claim is made when you feel that the bursitis has occurred as a result of the kind of work that a you have done and you were not at fault. You are supposed to make your compensation claim within three years of your initial diagnosis of your condition. It depends too whether or not you still work with the employer you are making the compensation claim against as some people usually do not make a compensation claim if they are still employed due to fear, despite their employer not following the correct proceedings to keep you safe from harm. You can have your lawyer advise you on the time limit of making a compensation claim, but to be on the safe side, it is always ideal to make the compensation claim as soon as possible.
Common Places to Get Bursitis
Amongst the more common places on the body to get bursitis are:
- Hip bursitis
- Toe bursitis
- Knee bursitis
- Elbow bursitis
- Shoulder bursitis
- Foot bursitis
- Heel bursitis
- Achilles bursitis
- Ankle bursitis
There are many different types and levels of bursitis that a person can suffer from. There are approximately around 160 bursa within the body, and any one of them can become infected or inflamed. The following list are just a few examples of bursa that can become infected and turn into bursitis:
- Trochanteric Bursitis – Otherwise known as ‘Greater Trochateric Pain Syndrome’. Somebody who suffers from this will witness a pain on the outside of their thigh, due to minor inflammation or injury to the tissues in your outer and upper thigh, mainly caused by lying on your side too often.
- Olecranon Bursitis – also know as ‘Students Elbow’. Commonly caused by frequent leaning on a table which can cause irritation to the bursa, which lies at the posterior tip of your elbow, just overlapping the ulna.
- Prepatellar Bursitis – a condition that is caused between the skin of the knee and the patella within the knee.
- Subacromial Bursitis – the ‘Subacrominal Bursa’, a place within your shoulder which allows your shoulders rotator cuff to motion correctly when performing overhead work.
- Pes anserine Bursitis – another knee condition that can affect the bursa between the Pes Anserinus tendons. The Pes Anserine is also referred to as the ‘Goose Foot’. It is quite common in athletes and people who take part in regular sports activities.
- Ischial Bursitis – A condition that affects the buttocks, associated with too much sitting down on hard surfaces where the hard surface would press against the Ischial Tuberosity (the bone that we sit on).
- Infrapatellar Bursitis – referred to as ‘Clergymans Knee’, is an inflammation of the front of the knee that is closely related to another condition called ‘Jumpers Knee’.
- Iliopsoas Bursitis – inflammation of the Iliopsoas Bursa, which happens to be the largest bursa in your entire body, is a bursa that lies near the front of your hip joint and hip flexor.
- Suprapatellar Bursitis – related closely to Patellar Bursitis, a condition beneath the patella (kneecap).
- Calcaneal bursitis – pain can occur in the heel or ankle due to the bursa below the achilles tendon becoming inflamed.
- Septic bursitis – a term often referred to when a bursa becomes inflamed or infected, otherwise known as ‘Infected Bursitis’.
- Patellar bursitis – as with the above examples of Suprapatellar, Infrapatallar and Prepatallar, this is also a condition of the knee. It is referred to as many names, including ‘Housemaids Knee, ‘Carpet Layers Knee’, ‘Coal Miners Knee’, ‘Rug Cutters Knee’, or ‘Nun’s Knee’.
- Ischiogluteal bursitis – the bursa between a tendon of a hamstring muscle and the ischial tuberosity becomes infected.
- Intermetatarsal bursitis – tiny bursa between the toe joints becomes inflamed or infected, causing great discomfort when walking or running.
There are a number of places where you can look up about the many different types of bursitis and the body parts that it effects.
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