Epicondylitis Compensation Claims

If your epicondylitis condition has been caused at work whilst you have been undertaking your work duties you may be able to make a claim for compensation against your employer.

In order to be make a claim for compensation you will need to prove that your epicondylitis condition developed at work and not outside of work. If your employer was aware of the risk of the condition developing based on your work duties and steps to mitigate or eradicate the risk were not taken by your employer then you could have grounds to make a potential claim.

The claim for compensation would likely cover the financial aspects of medical care, any wages that have been lost as a consequence of having to take time off work due to the injury and the financial cost of rehabilitation.

There are a variety of professions that are in a higher risk category as far as epicondylitis injuries are concerned so take a look at the workers that are susceptible to epicondylitis section for more details.

The WRULD Database lists over 200 UK Court Judgements relating to cases brought by claimants seeking compensation for epicondylitis injuries that were claimed to have developed as a consequence of their work. A selection of the activities which gave rise to a claim for compensation with regards to a perceived epicondylitis injury at work are as follows –

Activities related to lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) claims

  • Collating documents
  • Factory line duties
  • Food preparation
  • Handling and inspecting (sheets of metal and vehicle wiring looms)
  • Handling knives
  • Ironing
  • Light assembly
  • Machining metal
  • Performing massages
  • Use of a spray gun
  • Use of tools (screwdriver, hammer, orbital sander, air gun, sledge hammer, grinding tools, lathe and industrial mixer)
  • Using a computer mouse
  • Using a security tag gun
  • Using display screen equipment (sub editing, database management, telephone switchboard, data processing, data entry and audio typing)

 Activities related to lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) claims

  • Collating documents
  • Handling/Inspecting
  • Making roof panels
  • Operating security door locks
  • Packing goods
  • Performing massage
  • Shelf stacking
  • Using crockery moulds
  • Using display screen equipment (typing, audio typing, date entry and database management)