One of the leading causes of lasting discomfort in the workplace, repetitive strain injury is a crippling affliction that affects thousands of workers on a yearly basis. It was once a condition only thought to affect production line workers or workers in food processing plants who worked with small, intricate assembly items rapidly and over a long period of time.
However, repetitive strain injuries (or RSI’s) are just as likely to strike white collar office workers as they are manual labourers, and if you feel as though your RSI could be a result of your working conditions, Accident Advice Helpline might be able to make a personal injury compensation claim on your behalf.
Repetitive strain injury through computer use
One of the most common causes of RSI in recent years has been repetitive muscle contractions caused by workers working at a computer keyboard for many hours. Whatever job you may be using the computer for, if you’re not properly supported, the heavy, continued rapid use associated with (for example) secretarial or copywriting work could have an adverse effect on your muscles.
Do I have RSI?
Although RSI is not technically a registered medical condition, it is an umbrella term used to group any muscular or skeletal disorder that is contracted as a result of repetitive movements. These can include (but are not limited to) tendonitis, ‘tennis elbow’, epicondylitis, ‘trigger finger’, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you feel that either of these injuries was caused by repetitive actions that you undertook at work and your employer was aware of the risks and failed to take action in preventing your condition, you should be eligible to make a personal injury claim via our 24-hour helpline.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
If it can be proven that your work has directly led to your condition then Accident Advice Helpline will most likely be able to help you make a claim. Establishing causation is tricky as there are no clinical signs or symptoms of the condition that can be readily recognised, but the AAH is staffed by a team of expert lawyers who have worked in personal injury law for years, so you couldn’t hope to have a more qualified team in your corner.
We operate on a strict ‘no win no fee*‘ basis and the majority of our claimants never need see the inside of a court room. If you’re unsure or hesitant to go forward, fill out our 30-second questionnaire online and we’ll get back to you with a no obligation quote.
Date Published: October 20, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Repetitive strain injury