Repetitive strain injuries are amongst the most common injuries sustained by individuals in the workplace. They typically occur when the nervous and musculoskeletal systems are affected by the carrying out off repetitive or forceful tasks, and even by the vibration of various pieces of equipment, or being forced into uncomfortable positions for long periods of time.
Claiming compensation for repetitive strain injury
Claiming compensation for repetitive strain injury is something that you may be able to do if you have been injured through no fault of your own. For instance, an employer may not have given you enough breaks from a repetitive task, or your chair may have been poorly designed, causing you a great deal of pain.
Unfortunately, there are time limits on making any sort of personal injury claim, which means that you need to act quickly if you want to make a claim. At present, you will need to make a claim within three years of developing RSI, or you will be barred from doing so.
In most cases, in order to make a repetitive injury claim, you will need to have the condition officially diagnosed by a medical expert, so it is imperative that you see a doctor, not only so you can make a claim, but also so you can get access to the advice and treatment you need to recover from your injuries.
Getting help with your RSI claim
If you have been diagnosed with repetitive strain injury, and you want to make a personal injury claim, you should seriously consider getting in touch with one of our personal injury lawyers, here at Accident Advice Helpline. By doing so, you can be confident that the best possible case for RSI compensation will be presented.
What’s more, if you hire one of our lawyers, you will barely have to lift a finger when it comes to building a case, filing paperwork and contacting all of the relevant parties, which means that you can rest and recuperate from your injuries.
How much compensation could you get?
When claiming compensation for repetitive strain injury, the amount you could be awarded will depend on a range of factors from the severity of your injuries to its causes, which makes it difficult to speculate on your claim’s value. To find out in more detail about RSI compensation, simply call Accident Advice Helpline freephone on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, to speak to a personal injury expert, who can help you, right now.
Date Published: 13th August 2016
Author: Lynne Bell