When you make a bursitis claim with us, we aim to make the whole process as straightforward as possible for you. We'll handle every aspect of your case, letting you know exactly what we're doing at every stage, and what we need from you. Getting a claim started is simple, all you need to do is contact us.
You can call us today on 0800 056 4110 for a free initial consultation – we'll discuss your condition, and whether we think you can claim. If we think you've got a case, your claim will usually progress through these four stages:
Stage One: Information Gathering
You'll have a medical examination with a medical expert to assess your symptoms, their extent, their cause, and that you're definitely suffering from bursitis.
The main symptoms are redness, swelling and stiffness to the joints. Problems with elbows and knees are most common, but the shoulders, hips, feet and ankles can also be affected. There will usually be consistent dull ache in the affected area, which turns to pain when you move or put pressure on it.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation
If you have any care or support needs as a result of your bursitis, we'll identify exactly what these are and help you access help conveniently, from a provider close to your home.
Bursitis can often heal on its own, provided you give the affected joints plenty of rest and avoid putting pressure on them (particularly while sleeping).
However, if your symptoms don't improve after a couple of months, you may need to see a specialist, such as a rheumatologist or orthopaedic surgeon. Our experience in bursitis claims means we can help you access the right support with as little inconvenience to you as possible.
Stage Three: Compensation
We'll calculate how much compensation you'll get based on a few factors, including:
- The severity of your condition
- Medical expenses you’ve had to pay, or will have in the future
- Your occupation, and the impact your condition will have on your ability to work
- Your pain and suffering
Bursitis is often caused by working on your hands and knees, and suffering with the condition may mean it’s impossible for you to return to your previous role. Because of this, your inability to return to work could be a big factor in the compensation you receive.
We'll then put the case to your employer (or former employer). They may accept blame early on, or could contest the claim, which would result in your case going to court. Most claims settle out of court – but if you do have to go to court we'll be there to support you.
Stage Four: Conclusion
When your case concludes, you'll be awarded compensation if you're successful. Our fees will mostly be paid by your opponent, with a portion of your compensation settlement covering the rest.
If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you were unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the claims process for bursitis, please contact us today on 0800 056 4110.