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    Treatment for RSI: Immobilisation

    Treatment for RSI: Immobilisation

    Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is one of the more common accidents at work. It is often believed that RSI is less severe than other injuries – for example those obtained from falls or machinery malfunctions – however, RSI can lead to immobilisation, which can be extremely painful and disabling.

    Causes of RSI at work

    RSI is caused due to activities at work that require an overuse of the same upper body muscles. Although this may infer strenuous activity such as lifting and handling heavy items, or working with vibrating machinery, poor posture and insufficient breaks from activity can also lead to an RSI.

    Treatment for your work-related RSI

    If you have been left immobilised due to an RSI sustained at work, you will need medical treatment to aid your injury.

    Depending on the type of issue your RSI has caused, there are multiple treatments available. Your doctor may advise one or a combination of the following:

    • Medication
    • Physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy
    • Pain Management
    • Steroids
    • Surgery
    • Hypnosis
    • Massage and holistic treatments

    In the case of immobilisation it is often necessary for the victim of work-related RSI to rest the afflicted area. This often requires time off from work and a thorough work-place assessment on return to work to prevent a reoccurrence of RSI.

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    How to claim for a repetitive strain injury

    If you have experienced immobilisation due to work-related RSI, you may want to claim personal injury compensation.

    It is important that you keep a record of the medical attention you have received, including any medication or treatment given to you.

    A law firms, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can significantly take the pressure off you during the legal process. With 13 years’ experience and an extensive legal team on hand to help fight your corner, you can be sure that your case is in safe hands.

    Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 phone service ensures that you can speak to their special team whenever is convenient for you.

    Working off just the basics of your case, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to advise if your work-related RSI claim is worth pursuing, with no obligation to continue.

    Want to be sure before you proceed?

    Take a look online at Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator. This 30-second test considers the core elements of your claim and enables the law firm to advise if your case is likely to be successful.

    Alternatively, to discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: December 31, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Repetitive strain injury

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