Repetitive strain injuries can come in many forms, either brought about by using industrial machinery or maybe an accident at work. The symptoms can be debilitating, affecting sufferers for many years and making working difficult and day-to-day living exceptionally painful.
It’s worth knowing that there are several different forms of repetitive strain injury, all with different symptoms which need to be treated appropriately.
What is Raynaud’s Disease?
One such condition is Raynaud’s Disease a common complaint that affects the blood supply to certain parts of the body, often the fingers and toes.
Sufferers may also experience severe pain, numbness and tingling in the affected body parts, with symptoms lasting anything from a few minutes to several hours.
Raynaud’s is a form of repetitive strain injury but can also be triggered by low temperatures as well as anxiety and stress and although sufferers might go long periods without noticing any symptoms, it can make movements of the hands and fingers difficult.
It is possible to limit the discomfort caused by Raynaud’s Disease simply by avoiding the cold or embracing relaxation techniques in order to relax.
Heavy smokers may also find that limiting how many cigarettes they smoke reduces the symptoms of Raynaud’s due to the fact that smoking can reduce circulation of the blood.
However, if the symptoms cannot be controlled then medication may have to be prescribed.
You could be entitled to claim for compensation
If you are suffering from Raynaud’s Disease following an accident at work or from using heavy machinery, you may be entitled to make a repetitive strain injury compensation claim.
Compensation is there to help you; either with expensive medical bills or if you are facing a long spell without working and earning and Accident Advice Helpline has 15 years of experience when it comes to dealing with personal injury claims and they could help you with your claim too.
We work purely on a no win, no fee* basis and will compile all the evidence we need from you before letting you know if we think you have a strong case.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for a fully confidential conversation, with no obligation to proceed with a personal injury claim. Or visit our website to use our handy “Claims Calculator” to see what you might be entitled to.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice