Repetitive Strain Injury (sometimes known as RSI) occurs when an excessive load or strain is placed upon the same muscle groups for an extended period of time. The symptoms can range from mild to excruciating. However, certain factors such as temperature can exacerbate the symptoms. Employees who work outside or work in refrigeration or freezer units are the most susceptible to repetitive strain injuries from cold temperatures.
How do repetitive strain injuries affect UK workers?
Repetitive Strain Injury is among one of the leading causes of accidents at work. According to statistics published by the TUC, half a million UK workers have reported a repetitive strain injury and six people leave their job each day due to a repetitive strain injury.
How to avoid Repetitive Strain Injury from cold temperatures
It is possible to avoid the symptoms of repetitive strain injury brought on by cold temperatures. Perform some short warm-up exercises in order to improve the flow of circulation. When working with cold temperatures, it’s important to wear adequate protection such as gloves in order to prevent the symptoms of cold induced repetitive strain injury.
Claiming compensation as the result of repetitive strain injury
If you’ve suffered a repetitive strain injury within the last 3 years and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim for work accident compensation.
Claiming compensation can help to alleviate the stress of financial worries that arise as the result of an unforeseen accident. You may be rendered unable to work for a period of time following a repetitive strain injury and could suffer a loss of income as a result. Compensation can help to offset such costs as well as expenditures for travelling to and from treatment.
Contact one of our highly trained advisers today for more information on 0800 689 0500. All claims are made on a 100% no-win-no-fee basis and you won’t be under any obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone. Many people fear the prospect of facing their employer in court and the implications it might have on their job. Our expert law team can help you to make a claim for compensation and the majority of our claims are settled outside court.