Accidents at work can involve anything from illnesses caused by hazardous substances to slips, trips and falls. However, heavy lifting and the use of heavy machinery are often responsible for one of the most common work accident symptoms, such as repetitive strain injuries that can cause musculo-skeletal disorders.
What are musco-skeletal disorders?
Musco-skeletal disorders are a form of repetitive strain injury that affects the system of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and joints that move the body.
Usually, those who suffer from this work-related injury will experience numbness, an element of pain to the lower back and arms area, usually accompanied by a stiffness which makes it difficult to work and even carry out everyday activities.
What causes it?
The ailment is usually caused by repetitive movements and those likely to suffer from this condition include workers who regularly carry out manual handling and lifting.
What is the responsibility of the employer?
An employer has a legal responsibility to ensure the well being of their employees at all times while they are at work. So if you sustain a work-related injury, such as a muscular-skeletal disorder caused by the tasks you have undertaken at work, it could well be that your employer is liable for the harm and injuries that you have suffered or are still suffering.
You may have had inadequate training, or maybe you were asked to perform tasks that were too strenuous and that put too much strain on your body that you shouldn’t have. If you think this is the case and your employer is at fault for your work-related injury, good legal advice can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Claiming compensation for a work related injury
If you believe you have grounds claim for a personal injury sustained at work, Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve.
With years of experience and a knowledgeable team of specialists and legal professionals on your side, when you deal with Accident Advice Helpline, you can be sure you are in safe hands.
We will go through your claim with you in fine detail and if we think you have grounds for compensation we will talk to you in plain English so you know exactly what is happening at all times.
Because we compile all the evidence over the phone, it’s highly unlikely you will have to appear in court personally.
Get in touch now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice