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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: RSI-Shield software

    According to statistics published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, repetitive strain injuries cost UK employers up to £300 million per year as the result of lost working time, sick pay and administration.

    Repetitive Strain Injury is among one of the most commonly reported accident at work claims and according to the same statistics, 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 called RSI-Shield software.

    How does RSI-Shield software work?

    RSI-Shield works in a similar way to a script in computer programming. The RSI-Shield can perform a number of automated tasks and operate the computer, allowing the individual to take a short break away from their desk.

    The software can be used to record a number of frequently made operations, which can be replayed in the absence of the person operating the computer, such as the filling out of documents.

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    RSI-Shield has been introduced to improve ergonomics and prevent cases of repetitive strain injury from occurring; however, as statistics have shown, instances of repetitive strain injury continue to be on the increase.

    Claiming for a repetitive strain injury

    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; a friendly, professional adviser 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?

    If you decide to pursue a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, you can rest assured that your claim will be made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis. In the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, you won’t be left out of pocket.

    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 our Freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.