Although some accidents at work are industry specific, repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) tend to hit employees who work across all sectors.
As the name suggests, RSIs are caused by repeated strain being inflicted on an area of the upper body. This can include, but is not limited to, the shoulders, neck and back.
Work duties often require repetition of similar activities, whether working on computers for long periods, lifting stock on and off shelves, or using heavy duty vibrating equipment.
Reducing the risk of work-related RSI
First and foremost, employers have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their employees. This duty of care includes:
- Providing adequate training for all staff members surrounding the correct usage of equipment
- Adhering to Health and Safety at Work laws by assessing the environment and duties individuals carry out, making sure they do not pose unnecessary risk
- Allowing staff members to take breaks from repetitive tasks in-line with legal recommendations and additional rest breaks at their own discretion
Treating RSIs with magnet therapy
There are many ways to help ease an RSI. Victims of a work-related RSI typically use conventional treatments – such as medication and physiotherapy – in combination with alternative forms of therapy, which includes magnetotherapy (or magnet therapy).Open Claim Calculator
It is believed that magnet therapy works by manipulating the bio-electrical currents that exist within the human body. By holding a magnet over problematic areas, it is thought that blood flow is encouraged in the area.
Claiming for a work-related injury
Sustaining an RSI at work can leave individuals feeling in pain, downhearted, and sometimes immobilised.
Injuries such as these are difficult enough to manage when they are self-inflicted but when you incur an injury through no fault of your own, you may want to look into claiming personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with 13 years’ experience in dealing with work-related claims.
If the injury in question happened within the last three years and you can prove that your employer was to blame, it is likely that Accident Advice Helpline will be able to assist with your personal injury claim.
Getting things going
It is quick and easy to get the ball rolling on your work-related claim. You can check your eligibility online using Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator.
Also known as the ’30-second test’ the compensation calculator assesses the basics of your claim to determine whether your case is likely to be successful and worth pursuing.
Alternatively, to discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.