Claims in West Lothian for repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are something that we are very often asked to help people with here at Accident Advice Helpline. These types of injuries come in a number of different guises from carpal tunnel syndrome to rotator cuff strain. Whatever type of RSI you develop, if you believe your employer to be responsible, you can sue them for personal injury compensation.
All employers have a duty of care to their employees. That duty of care is to ensure that all risks in the workplace are mitigated as far as possible, within reason. In terms of manual work, employers should carry out risk assessments. If any risks are identified during the risk assessment process, procedures should be changed, or measures adopted to nullify those risks.
Sometimes it may be necessary to issue PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). If companies use any potentially hazardous materials on their premises, these must be controlled under the C.O.S.H.H (Care of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations.
Employees should always be properly trained in the correct way to carry out any manual tasks, and copies of both risk assessments and C.O.S.H.H. sheets should be made available to all relevant employees. Under the best company health and safety regimes, employees will also be required to read this data and sign to the effect that they have both read and understood it.
As soon as you experience the first symptoms of an RSI you must report it to your employer. If you believe your employer has not carried out their duty of care, you may have just cause to launch a claim for personal injury compensation, which is where Accident Advice Helpline can assist.
RSI claims in West Lothian
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we operate on a national level, so it’s not only claims in West Lothian that we help people with, but claims for all sorts of injuries sustained in various types of circumstances all across the UK.
We always recommend that anyone considering registering a claim for compensation should first take the 30-second test here on our website. This test serves to check the validity of any claim in theory, and if the claim is thought to be valid, the person taking the test will be given an estimate of the amount of compensation they could be awarded for their injury.
The Accident Advice Helpline customer support team
If there is any part of the application process you are uncertain about, or if you’d like to discuss any aspect of your claim with one of our advisers, please feel free to contact our customer support team using the free helpline service that we provide. You can access this service from any landline here in UK by calling 0800 689 0500. You can also use a mobile but you will have to phone another number which is 0333 500 0993. Please bear in mind that your call provider is likely to charge you for your call.
All of the compensation claims that we help people with here at Accident Advice Helpline are processed on a no win no fee basis. It’s something that protects claimants from having to pay our fees in the unlikely event that their claim should fail.
Having decided to go ahead and launch a claim, we recommend that claimants should register said claim sooner rather than later, so why not contact us today?