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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Repetitive Strain Injury claims

    Repetitive Strain Injury is a debilitating condition caused by the strain on muscles and tendons, which in turn affects the arm, wrist and back. The condition is sparked by repetitive movements, day after day, as well as poor posture while performing tasks. RSI can affect people who are involved in physical activities, such as sports. However, it can also develop in people due to the type of work they are doing.

    People who are most likely to fall victim to RSI are those who make rapid movements over and over again. This affects a wide group of individuals, from those working on production lines to people who spend all day sat at a desk moving a mouse in front of a computer. If it can be shown that the employer was responsible for a worker sustaining RSI the employee may be able to claim work accident compensation.

    Courts in this country have already accepted that certain conditions associated with RSI can be work related and might result in successful compensation claims being made by staff or workers. These conditions include tendonitis, tenosynovitis and de Quervains tenosynovitis.

    Before deciding to put in a claim for Repetitive Strain Injury it is important that certain steps are taken. A visit to the doctor to explain the cause of your discomfort and undergo a thorough examination is essential. After all, you may not have realised you were suffering RSI until the doctor diagnosed it. If you believe any injuries were caused by work you should tell your doctor, because his or her report could have a huge bearing on whether your Repetitive Strain Injury claim is successful and if so, the size of any award.

    Even if you have sustained RSI while at work and the doctor supports your claim you will still have to prove that you were not personally responsible for the condition and that the fault lies with your employer.

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    Your employer may decide to deny liability or perhaps make a compensation offer that is far lower than you might actually be entitled to. This is why it is always advisable to seek the advice and assistance of the professionals when considering making an RSI compensation claim.

    Our expert work accident solicitors, in partnership with our medical experts, will determine whether you actually do have grounds for making an RSI claim. We will also be able to demonstrate that your employer’s negligence was responsible for you sustaining the condition.

    Employers have a responsibility for maintaining the health and safety of their employees and the fact that you are suffering RSI could be an indication that they have failed to meet that duty of care. If this can be proved you have strong grounds to pursue a repetitive injury claim.

    How much will our services cost?

    Many people are deterred from making Repetitive Strain Injury claims because of the high costs involved with legal representation, but we operate on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. This means that if your RSI claim is successful you receive the full amount of any award. Even if the claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay us any fees.

    Date Published: October 1, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.