Claiming compensation for repetitive strain injury
Often shortened to RSI, repetitive strain injury is a common affliction which affects thousands of people. As its name suggests, it is caused by repeating the same action in the same way. This motion can cause damage to tendons, nerves and other soft tissue.
As these motions have to be repeated many times over long periods of time in order for the symptoms to begin, RSI is often characterised as a workplace injury. As such, many sufferers have the right to make a compensation claim in Stoke Poges.
Making a compensation claim in Stoke Poges
As a repetitive strain injury can be caused by a poor working environment, your employer could be held liable for your injuries. If you are not given an appropriate desk to work at, for example, you could develop carpal tunnel syndrome and you may be able to make a compensation claim in Stoke Poges.
Although repetitive strain injuries aren’t uncommon, they can cause painful symptoms, such as:
- Pain and stiffness in the hands, wrists, forearms, shoulders, neck or spine;
- Numbness or tingling in any of the areas above;
- Discomfort when carrying out a task which disappears once the task is completed; and
- A loss of strength, feeling or co-ordination in the hands.
The above are only a small number of the most common symptoms. In extreme cases, a loss of motor function in the hands can be felt. This can be severe enough to not only force the sufferer to have to give up their work, but could also prevent them from carrying out everyday tasks.
Due to this, it’s important to make a compensation claim in Stoke Poges, if you’re eligible to do so.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
Making a personal injury compensation claim isn’t as complicated as you might think. At Accident Advice Helpline we handle numerous claims each year and we even assist claimants over the phone when we’re able to do so.
In addition to this, we always work on a no-win, no-fee* basis which means that you won’t have to pay anything upfront if you decide to make a compensation claim in Stoke Poges.
To speak to someone about making a claim, contact our personal injury team now. We’ll provide you with free no-obligation advice so you can access all the information you need.
Just call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to enable you to claim the personal injury compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 21st August 2013
Author: David Brown