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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Repetitive strain injury gadgets: Healthy Hints software

    Healthy Hints software is a computer programme that helps to prevent repetitive strain injury, caused by prolonged periods of working in front of a computer.

    What is repetitive strain injury?

    Repetitive strain injury is a condition where pain and discomfort occurs in an area of the body which has done repetitive tasks on a regular or prolonged basis.

    Office workers are particularly susceptible to this type of workplace injury because they spend many hours in front of their computers doing the same tasks. Common tasks, such as repeatedly clicking a mouse, staring at a screen for hours, or generally having a poor posture at your desk, can all lead to pain and discomfort in your wrists, neck, shoulders, and back, as well as other body parts.

    How does Healthy Hints software work?

    When working at a computer it can be easy to lose track of the hours you have spent staring at the screen and sitting in the same position. Healthy Hints allows you to set your own break settings, and then monitors your computer activity to check that you are taking those breaks. If the programme finds that you are skipping breaks, it will prompt you with a reminder.

    One of the benefits of this type of software is that it allows you to set your own break periods to a pattern that suits you. Using a computer programme such as Healthy Hints can therefore greatly reduce your chances of suffering an injury at work, particularly a repetitive strain injury.

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    What should I do if I am suffering from repetitive strain injury?

    If you are suffering from repetitive strain injury as the result of a work injury, then you may be entitled to compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in personal injury compensation claims. If you have suffered from an accident at work, whether repetitive strain injury or any other kind, we can help you to make a personal injury claim.

    Our telephone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we also have a wealth of information on our website, including a 30-second test compensation calculator, which gives potential claimants an estimation of their possible award amount.

    All our helpful, professional advisers can be spoken to in complete confidence, with no obligation to proceed with a claim.

    If you have suffered from an accident in the workplace, or in any other public place, through no fault of your own, get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could be entitled to compensation.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice


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