Repetitive strain injury or RSI is a general condition used to describe joint or muscle pain which has been caused by repetitive movements over a long period of time. This is a common work injury where jobs involve repeated movements such as typing or construction work.
Different types of RSI including work injuries
As RSI is just a general term, there is a wide variety of different types of RSI ranging from work injuries such as wrist joint pain to sporting injuries such as pain around the knee joint.
As well as this, there are also different types of RSI in severity. This term can be used to describe a short-term pain which, if treated early, may disappear in time. However, RSI can also refer to the longer-term, more permanent pain which may require surgery to rectify.
How to treat different types of RSI
The main thing to remember is if you have an accident at work or if you start getting pains around or on your joints more frequently is to seek medical advice. If caught early enough RSI can easily be managed with such treatments as pain killers, physiotherapy and regular breaks from the cause of the work injury.
However, if the pain becomes worse and will not disappear after resting the joints then you could be looking at a more severe type of RSI which could result in surgery or even the need for a change in employment if your job is the cause of the RSI.
As you can see there is a large variety of different types of RSI and if caused by an accident at work or any other incident that has occurred within the last 3 years and wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Make a claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as work injury claims. Backed by consumer champion and TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen and with over 15 years’ worth of experience, our team of highly skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple as possible for you. In fact, many of our clients are able to settle their work injury claims without having to appear in court.
Speak to one of our friendly advisers on our 24-hour free phone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out more about making an accident at work claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown