According to figures from the Health and Safety Executive, more than one million people in the UK suffered from a work-related illness in 2012. If you’ve had an accident at work or you have a work-related health condition, you may wish to consider claiming compensation.
Work-related illnesses: what is repetitive strain injury?
Repetitive strain injury, commonly known as RSI, is a common problem among manual workers and employees who carry out repetitive actions. RSI is classed as an overuse injury and occurs as a result of the muscles and connective tissue performing the same movements over and over again.
Repetitive strain injury is common among office workers, factory employees and construction workers.
Symptoms of RSI include painful, stiff joints, tingling and numbness, restricted movement and weakness in the affected joint and tenderness, especially when you touch the area.
Tackling work injuries: Alexander Technique
One therapy, which has been recommended for repetitive strain injury, is the Alexander Technique, a technique, which focuses on the relationship between the head, neck and back, and promotes good posture and efficient muscle use. The Alexander Technique was developed at the beginning of the 20th Century with the aim of educating people how to use their bodies in an effective manner, which also helps to reduce the risk of muscle and tissue strain and injuries.
Studies show that some workers have found the Alexander Technique beneficial for treating and preventing repetitive strain injury. Sessions usually last around 30 minutes and a course is recommended, which may include up to 30 separate lessons.
Can I claim work injury compensation?
If you’ve had a work accident or you’ve developed an injury or illness as a result of your job, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. If the incident or injury occurred within the last three years and you sought medical attention, and have the relevant documentation to support your work accident claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline to discuss your case with an expert personal injury lawyer.
Accident Advice Helpline handles a spectrum of claims, from road traffic accident compensation to industrial deafness claims, and their expert lawyers do all the leg work for you, so you can relax and focus on your recovery. The firm has been in business for more than 12 years and it is endorsed by well-known author, television presenter and consumer rights supporter, Esther Rantzen.
To discuss your claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 9, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Repetitive strain injury