A tendon is a flexible tissue that connects muscles to bones. Due to an accident and overuse, an inflamed and irritated tendon may develop in any part of the body including shoulder, bicep, finger, wrist, and achilles.
Even though tendon injuries are generally categorised as soft tissue injuries, they may limit your work and daily life. If you are injured, you may be eligible to receive compensation benefits.
The three main types of injuries are tendon rupture, tendinitis, and tendinosis. Statistics show that ligament and tendon injuries are so common that they accounted for 45% of all workplace injury claims.
Workers compensation benefits for tendon injuries
Tendon injuries can occur due to other reasons and compensation benefits may vary. Please click the relevant accident type below to know your potential compensation benefits.
How lodge a workers compensation claim for tendon injury?
Regardless of whether you had achilles tendon rupture, bicep tendon tear, finger tendon injury or tendonitis during the course of work, you can reach our friendly workers compensation lawyers for a free claim assessment because these claims are what we have been focusing on for years!
- Contacting your employer and reporting that you suffered an injury due to a workplace accident.
- Completing and submitting a Workers injury claim form.
- Seeing your GP (General Practitioner) and getting them to complete a Work Cover Medical Certificate in support of that Workers injury claim form.
How much compensation can I receive for a severed tendon?
Each case and settlement amounts are unique. Compensation payouts amounts are determined by considering the severity of the injury, age of the injured person. total treatment & economical losses and so on. Our lawyers are able to estimate the compensation benefits on a free claim assessment, call us on 1800 952 898
Frequently asked questions
The length varies according to the recovery period and complexity of the claim. However, our lawyers can give you an estimation once they know more about your case. Feel free to reach us!
The injured employee should report the accident to their employer as soon as possible to start the workplace injury compensation process. That period can depend on when the injury is discovered by the injured employee.
Our personal injury lawyers at Withstand Lawyers work on a No Win No Pay basis. Our firm is approved by Independent Review Office (IRO), which means you are not liable to pay for our legal costs and disbursements as they are covered by IRO.
The most common tendon injuries are:
- Tendinitis: refers to an acutely inflamed or irritated tendon that causes various problems
- Tendinosis: refers to a chronically damaged tendon that gets hardened and scarred.
- Tendon rupture: refers to a torn tendon.
All the tendon injury types can be diagnosed with medical screening equipment.
According to Safe Work Australia’s report, tendon injuries are common among labourers, community & personal service workers, technicians, tradies, machinery operators and drivers. Also, the highest number of tendon-related injuries occurred at the industries below:
- Social assistance
- Retail trade
Reach our lawyers for a free claim assessment
The team at Withstand Lawyers consist of experienced compensation lawyers, and we are confident of their expertise in the area of personal injury. To arrange a free claim assessment with our lawyers, please contact us now. We will simplify the process for you and ensure that any compensation you are entitled to is maximised. Call us on 1800 952 898 or book a meeting online!