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.
Repetitive Strain Injury is one of the most commonly reported accidents at work, and according to statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive, the number of repetitive strain injuries is on the increase.
Recent advances in technology have made it possible to actually reduce the number of repetitive strain injuries and in this article we’ll be taking a look at one such piece of technology, AT mouse.
AT Mouse is a tool that has been designed to improve ergonomics and reduce instances of repetitive strain injury.
It is a software based solution that acts as a keyboard enhancer in order to substitute mouse movements with a number of keyboard-based shortcuts. AT mouse reduces the amount of use a generic computer mouse and can even eliminate its use altogether.
Claiming for a repetitive strain injury
Despite the advances of technology, instances of repetitive strain injury are on the increase. If you’ve suffered a repetitive strain injury within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim work accident compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our Freephone lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week, and a friendly advisor is waiting to take your call.
Alternatively, you can find out online just how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second test. We must stress however, that any amounts quoted are intended as guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final payout of compensation.
What happens if my claim for compensation is unsuccessful?
Although Accident Advice Helpline is one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation, unfortunately not all claims for compensation are successful. If however, your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, you won’t be out of pocket. All claims made with Accident Advice Helpline are made entirely on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis.
Will I have to make a court appearance?
At Accident Advice Helpline, we aim to make the claim process as straightforward and transparent as possible. The majority of our claims are in fact settled outside court, meaning that many of our clients can avoid making a court appearance.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 and speak with one of our professional advisers for more information.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice