Industrial diseases and conditions picked up in the workplace are among the many causes of claiming compensation in Winchester. Each year, hundreds of people develop symptoms of conditions that could have been avoided if the company had ensured that procedures were followed or that equipment was provided.
Winchester itself is a city in Hampshire on the south coast of England, just an hour from London, known for its history and heritage. Over the years more and more people have moved out of the capital and into Winchester to find work in a more quiet environment, only to find that working conditions aren’t as favourable as they might have hoped.
Local and national governments have been trying to improve working conditions for employees for several decades now, and while we have come a long way in terms of health and safety, people are still claiming compensation in Winchester based on conditions that developed in the workplace.
Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
One such example is repetitive strain injury (often abbreviated to RSI). This is a muscular condition that can affect various areas of the body and usually develops when a person is sat in the same place for a prolonged period of time day after day.
A prime candidate for this kind of condition is someone who works at a desk on a computer. This person may have strict deadlines that simply have to be met and they are pushed to do so by their line or overall managers.
This could possibly mean that they are unable to take breaks from their screens to rest their eyes and stretch their legs; or even for their lunch, instead sitting and working away with a snack in one hand and the mouse in the other.
Over time this person may start to develop aches and pains in their eyes, possibly in their backs because of the way they are sat at their desks or in their arms because of their constant typing position.
These aches and pains can become serious conditions that affect their personal and professional lives, which need professional medical treatment and even time off work, all because they were not permitted to take a break that they are entitled to by law.
Advice on Claiming Compensation in Winchester
If you think that you’ve got a claim for compensation because of an injury or condition that you have sustained in the workplace then Accident Advice Helpline might be able to help.
We have a test on our website that allows you to find out in 30-seconds if you might have a claim and how much it could be worth if you’re successful.
Should you prove to be eligible to claim and choose to pursue your case, we will assign you with your own solicitor to handle the proceedings – and you don’t have to pay a thing in advance as all of our claims work on a no-win no-fee basis.
To find out more, call now on 0800 689 0500. Or, if you’re using a mobile phone you can call 0333 500 0992 or text “claim365” to 88010.
Date Published: 11th July 2015
Author: David Brown