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    Esther Rantzen

    Types of repetitive strain injury: Diffuse RSI

    Repetitive strain injury is among one of the leading causes of accident at work compensation claims. Repetitive Strain Injury is caused by placing an excessive load on the same muscle groups for an extended period of time. Many people have heard the term repetitive strain injury but did you know that is in fact an umbrella term for a range of conditions? In this article we’ll be looking at diffuse repetitive strain injury.

    What is diffuse repetitive strain injury?

    Diffuse RSI is a condition where the patient complains of pain and yet, upon medical examination, no physical problems can be detected. Diffuse repetitive strain injury can be significantly hard to diagnose and as a result can also be extremely hard to treat. It is also known as non-specific pain syndrome and is a relatively new terminology to describe repetitive strain injuries. The designation of non-specific pain syndrome is itself somewhat controversial as medical research has not yet proven the exact cause. One theory suggests that diffuse repetitive strain injury is related to nerve damage and a lack of mobility. Theoretically, the brain then translates these inconsistencies as pain, weakness, numbness, tingling and cramps.

    Claiming compensation

    If you’ve suffered a repetitive strain injury in the course of your work 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?

    We are a one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation. Over the 10 years that we’ve been in business, we’ve handled many work-related injury claims including repetitive strain injury claims. Our expert legal team works together with our highly trained advisers in order to provide you with the best possible service. All of our claims are made on a 100% no-win-no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the unfortunate case that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful. Many of our claims are settled outside court, meaning that many of clients will not have to face the daunting prospect of facing their current or previous employer in court. At Accident Advice Helpline, we aim to make the claim process as straightforward and transparent as possible. We pride ourselves on our accountability, reliability and integrity so give us a call today on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

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    Author: Accident Advice

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