Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is just one of the industrial illnesses in Blackwood, Caerphilly, that can be caused by lack of safety at work. As one of the UK’s favourite specialist personal injury claim solicitors, we, here at AAH, are often called upon by people to bring our no win no fee* services into operation on their behalf, to help them to obtain the compensation they deserve.
Industrial illnesses in Blackwood may be accidents waiting to happen
Accidents that relate to RSIs are basically accidents just waiting to happen. If you put regular, undue, stress on any part of the human body, it will eventually take its toll, and one day, the proverbial camel’s back will eventually break. That’s exactly what brings about such workplace related RSIs as rotatory cuff injury, bursitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have any of the industrial illnesses in Blackwood that can occur, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
RSI accidents and injuries happen in all types of environments
Some injury accidents, such as rotatory cuff injury and bursitis, are more closely related with manual handling jobs, whereas others, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, are more closely associated with desk bound jobs, particularly those that involve constantly working on computer keyboards. The single most important thing with workplace related RSIs in terms of claiming compensation, is that the root cause of the injury/accident must be attributed to the employer.
Justifiable causes for making a claim include such things as employers instructing employees to carry out tasks in a specific manner, or not informing employees of the inherent risk involved in carrying out particular operations in a certain way. Inadequate training can be construed as negligence on the part of an employer. Another justifiable cause is not issuing members of staff that are at risk with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). For example, carpal tunnel syndrome is often experienced by computer operators and can be mitigated if staff are provided with wrist supports.
Carry out effective risk assessments
Other office-based RSIs include musculoskeletal disorders that occur because workstations have not been ergonomically set up. It is part of any employer’s duty of care towards their employees to carry out risk assessments for all operations that they are expected to perform.
These risk assessments should include ergonomic surveys of workstations, the issuing of appropriate PPE, and other things like prescribing regular eye tests for people constantly staring at computer monitors.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now for claims advice
You can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time for advice and help with a personal injury compensation claim.
Call us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or ring us on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Please leave a message so that we can call you back if no one is free to take your call.
You could, if you prefer, have us call you to discuss your possible claim. All you need to do is send us the text message “claim365” to 88010.
If you need expert help and advice with a potential compensation claim, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Date Published: 30th May 2014