Repetitive strain injuries are among the most commonly reported accidents at work. The term repetitive strain injury is in fact an umbrella terms used to describe a range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.
Repetitive strain injuries occur as the result of repetitive physical activities such as typing, where a continuous and excessive load is placed upon the same muscle groups.
According to statistics published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, repetitive strain injury costs UK employers up to £300 million per year as the result of lost working time, sick pay and administration. Over the last few years, a number of advances have been made in technology that can help to reduce instances of a repetitive strain injury.
Many people suffer a repetitive strain injury when using a computer mouse; however, by changing some simple setting in your mouse pointer can help to reduce the movements that may cause a repetitive strain injury.
You can use a programme such a programme such as Auto Mouse to eliminate the use of left-clicking, which can place a lot of strain on the tendons in the wrist. Auto Mouse is just one of the technologies used in the modern workplace which can help improve ergonomics and reduce financial costs incurred by employers due to sick days and claims for compensation.
Making a claim for compensation for repetitive strain injury
According to statistics published by the Heath and Safety Executive, the number of repetitive strain injuries has been on the increase over the last decade. A repetitive strain injury claim is legitimate grounds to pursue a claim for compensation as the result of a work-related accident.
Why should I choose Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a claim for a work-related injury, such as a repetitive strain injury, if it occurred within the last three years and wasn’t your fault.
We are one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation and have over 15 years’ experience in the business. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis and the majority of our claims are settled outside of court, meaning that many of our clients will not have to go through the stressful experience of a court appearance.
Call us today on Freephone number 0800 689 0500, to speak with one of our friendly, professional advisers.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice