Many people have heard the term repetitive strain injury in the course of their work. Did you know repetitive strain injury is an umbrella term used to refer to a number of conditions which affect the nervous and musculoskeletal systems?
Repetitive strain injuries are caused by placing a continuous and excessive strain on the same muscle groups for an extended period of time, often as the result of a repetitive physical activity such as typing.
Although recent advances in technology have helped employers manage instances of repetitive strain injury, new cases are on the increase as the result of an accident at work. Repetitive strain injuries cost employers up to £300 million a year in lost working days and sick pay.
WorkRave software is an intuitive program developed in order to reduce the chances of developing a repetitive strain injury. The program frequently alerts its user to take small pauses and rests from their work.
The program also imposes a daily limit on how much work can actually be completed at a computer, to ensure employee health and safety. The program is designed to work on both GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Claiming for a repetitive strain injury
Accident Advice Helpline applauds those who took the initiative to develop such programs which can greatly improve employee health and safety. However, as statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive have shown, 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 make a claim for compensation.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
With Accident Advice Helpline, your first point of contact will be one of our professional, friendly and highly-trained advisers who will talk you through the claim process under no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to pursue a claim for compensation, you will have access to some of the best personal injury lawyers right across the whole UK. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the unfortunate case that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
The majority of claims are settled outside of court, meaning that many of our clients will not have to make a court appearance when pursuing a claim for compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on Freephone number 0800 689 0500 for more information.