Have you heard of RSI? You may even have the symptoms of it without realising. RSI, or repetitive strain injury, occurs when the same actions are repeated time and time again. This happens a lot in many jobs. For example you could be a typist and the action of typing day in, day out could potentially cause RSI symptoms to appear. You might equally be a cashier and the action of using a till repetitively and making the same motions over and over again could lead to the symptoms appearing as well.
As a cashier, you will be responsible for taking payment for numerous items throughout the day, either in a store, a petrol station or anywhere else where cashiers are required. The symptoms of RSI include a numbness or tingling in the fingers, weak hands and fingers and sometimes cramp as well. Your hands might also start feeling stiff.
What should you do if you start suffering these symptoms?
Ideally you should see your GP to get an official diagnosis and to determine if anything can be done to alleviate them. If your work as a cashier has caused your RSI to develop, your employer has a duty to try and alter your working environment to reduce the symptoms you are feeling.
If you bring this to their attention and they do nothing to assist you in any way, you might have a strong case to make to get some cashier RSI compensation. Your symptoms may be bad enough that you cannot do everything you might want to do. You may lose some of the strength in your hands. If this happens it may not just be your work that is affected. It could also be your personal life – and in many ways as well.
How can you find out if compensation is warranted?
Cashier RSI compensation can be paid if you can prove your repetitive strain injury was caused by your work. This can be hard to work out at times, which is why it is usually a good idea to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer.
This is something Accident Advice Helpline might be able to assist you with. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 and find out now whether you have the chance to make a no win, no fee* compensation claim. We are waiting to see if we can help.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead