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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: PastTense software


    PastTense is a type of computer software that can help you to reduce the buildup of stress both in general and in specific parts of your body. This can help to prevent repetitive strain injury associated with prolonged and regular computer use.

    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 over a period of time.

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

    Additionally, it is not just office workers who are at risk, repetitive strain injury can also cause work injuries in other professions, including hairdressers, cleaning staff, assembly line workers, and musicians.

    How does PastTense software work?

    PastTense allows you to set reminders on your computer to take a break from your screen. You can configure the settings to a pattern that suits you, and the programme doesn’t force you to take breaks by locking your computer. Instead, it aims to fit around your working day, to remind you to have a break at the most convenient time.

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    Using a programme like PastTense is likely to lower your chances of suffering a personal injury at work such as repetitive strain injury.

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

    If you are suffering from a work injury such as repetitive strain injury, or any other work accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with 15 years’ experience in the personal injury compensation claim industry, and we can help you to make a successful injury claim.

    We have a wealth of information on our website, including a 30-second test compensation calculator, so you can see how much you could be entitled to.

    Our telephone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, completely free of charge, and our specialist advisors can be spoken to in total confidence with no obligation to proceed with a claim.

    Furthermore, we always work on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee basis, so if you’ve suffered an accident in public, whether in the workplace or elsewhere, 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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