Many people have heard the term repetitive strain injury and may have experienced it at some point in their career. Repetitive strain injuries are among the most commonly reported accidents at work, but did you know that repetitive strain injury is in fact an umbrella term used to described a range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems?
Repetitive strain injuries have many causes the but the common is that an excessive strain is repeatedly placed on the same muscle groups. This causes a wide range of symptoms including numbness, tingling, sharp pain, dull ache, weakness, loss of grip, and restricted movement of limbs.
Can direct pressure or body blow really cause a repetitive strain injury?
The simple answer to this is yes. A repetitive strain injury can be caused by any of the following things:
- Lifting heavy loads
- Poor posture when working
- Highly repetitive movements such as typing on a keyboard
- Forceful movement such as twisting or gripping a screwdriver
- Direct pressure, or a blow to the body
- Body vibration as experienced when using a power tool
- Excessive workload
- Cold working environment
Claiming for a repetitive strain injury
If you’ve suffered a repetitive strain injury within the last three years that it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information.
Why should I choose Accident Advice Helpline?
We are one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury claims including work-related injuries and we boast over 15 years’ experience.
You can call one of our highly trained advisers, for free, who will be more than happy to explain to you how the claim process works and how much compensation you could be entitled to. Please note however that any amounts quoted are guideline amounts only.
All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the case that your claim for compensation doesn’t succeed. The majority of our claims are settled outside of court, meaning many of our clients will not have to go through the stressful experience of facing an employer in court.
Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our advisers.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice