Repetitive strain injury is one of the most commonly reported accidents at work and is a term which has been heard by many people in the course of their employment.
Repetitive strain injuries occur when excessive pressure is placed upon the same muscle groups for a continued period of time, often as the result of repetitive physical activities such as typing.
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. This means that it is not only in the interest of employees to prevent repetitive strain injuries but to also reduce the financial implications for employers.
Computer Injury Prevention program (CIP)
CIP is the result of employers taking positive action in order to reduce the number of repetitive strain injury claims in the workplace. In order to achieve this, CIP places a small character on an employee’s computer screen and will remind them roughly every hour to take a short break from their working activities.
The character will also talk a computer user through a number of short but effective exercises that help to prevent a repetitive strain injury from occurring. The exercises are intended to help the eyes, hands, wrists, shoulders and legs.
Making a claim for compensation for repetitive strain injury
Accident Advice Helpline commends any employer who takes a proactive approach when it comes to reducing instances of repetitive strain injury in the workplace. However, according to statistics published by the Heath and Safety Executive, the number of repetitive strain injuries is on the increase. As a result, many employees may have legitimate grounds to pursue a claim for compensation.
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 was diagnosed 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.
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