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BT osteoarthritis

Hugh James has, and continues, to help thousands of BT engineers claim compensation following hearing loss. Our expert solicitors are now investigating further claims for engineers who have suffered knee problems and osteoarthritis following their employment with British Telecom


Who are we?

Hugh James solicitors is a top UK 100 law firm and represents clients across England and Wales who have suffered personal injury. In recent years we have been at the forefront of industrial illness compensation claims following a landmark case win. Our specialist solicitors are the leading UK firm dealing with the BT deafness compensation claims and were able to successfully negotiate a limitation amnesty with BT. The limitation amnesty allowed employees to bring claims outside of the usual time restrictions meaning many who might not have received compensation were able to claim.

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis affects the joints. It’s the most common form of arthritis, with the NHS claiming that over 1 million patients see their GP about it each year. Osteoarthritis can lead to pain, stiffness and difficulty when doing certain activities. Common characteristics include:

  • knee pain
  • cartilage damage
  • and bony growths that develop around the joints.

Osteoarthritis and BT engineers

It is thought that osteoarthritis has been caused to individuals who worked predominantly as jointers. These British Telecom employees worked on cables, spending much of their time on their knees by green boxes, in manholes or underground areas. Their work involved connecting up new cabling, replacing exiting cabling and/or testing for faults. It is known that these employees spent long periods of time on their knees.  Other individuals who may have a claim include those who climbed ladders or poles for long periods, particularly whilst carrying heavy weights.

If you have osteoarthritis and spent long periods of time on your knees as a BT engineer you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our specialist team of industrial illness claim solicitors today for free, no obligation, advice.

It is now becoming evident that there are many other occupations within BT which appear to have placed the worker at increased risk of developing osteoarthritis.

Making a BT osteoarthritis compensation claim with Hugh James

Hugh James offer free initial advice and guidance, without obligation. If you decide to instruct us we will act on a no win, no fee basis. We can also represent union and non union workers. Contact us today to ensure your claim isn’t affected by time restrictions.

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