Repetitive strain injuries are a commonly reported accident at work and is a term understood by most. However, repetitive strain injury is an umbrella term that refers to a number of ailments to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Repetitive strain injuries are caused by placing an excessive and continuous strain on the same muscle groups.
Can forceful activities cause a repetitive strain injury?
A repetitive strain injury can be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, mechanical compressions, such as pressing hard on a surface, or poor posture and position over extended periods of time. Forceful activities could include simple tasks, such as over-tightening with a screwdriver, leading to many types of repetitive strain injury which affect the hands, wrists and arms.
What are the symptoms of repetitive strain injury?
The symptoms of repetitive strain injury will vary depending on a number of factors, including the affected tissues and limbs.
The most common symptoms of repetitive strain injury include a sudden and excruciating burst of pain in the affected joint. It is not uncommon to experience a weakness in the affected limb as well as lack of endurance. Loss of sensation and numbness is also known to occur.
Can I claim compensation for a repetitive strain injury?
If you have become injured as a result of a repetitive strain injury within the last three years through no fault of your own, perhaps at your place of work, you could be entitled to make a repetitive strain injury claim.
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Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice