Repetitive strain injury can be very painful and at its worst can cause chronic pain and lead to the need for an operation.
One of the main causes of repetitive injury is the mundane tasks expected of office workers, every day. With more and more people doing office jobs and spending every week day on the computer, repetitive strain injuries can easily occur due to poor posture and repeated movements, such as typing and mouse-clicking.
How to help prevent a repetitive strain injury
Nowadays companies and inventors are all too aware of the risks of repetitive strain injuries, and so are active in trying to minimise the risk of this work-related repetitive strain injury and prevent work injury compensation claims.
Applications, such as the new Rest app, can be installed onto computers, laptops, tablets or phones, and will send alerts reminding employees to take regular breaks away from their screen, in order to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury.
How do rest apps help reduce work injury claims?
By reminding the employee to take regular breaks they are able to rest their muscles even if it is just for ten minutes every hour or so. This means that their hands and wrists are having a chance to rest and recover and relieve the constant strain they may be experiencing. In the long run this can help to greatly reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury claims in office workers.
These applications could be used for any workers who continually use a piece of equipment including manual workers as the alert could be sent to their mobile and will help reduce the risk of repetitive strain injury in that area of work.
Claiming for a repetitive strain injury
If you have sustained a work injury that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, such as repetitive strain injury, you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as work injuries. Our lawyers will help make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible; many of our clients able to settle their claims without having to step foot in a court room.
To find out if you could make a repetitive strain injury claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice