What is Repetitive Strain Injury?
According to the NHS, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is characterised by pain in the muscles, nerves and tendons. It normally affects upper limbs such as the wrist, shoulder and neck and many patients suffering from it complain of swelling, tingling and stiffness.
RSI is caused by continuous exertion of the same extremity, such as repetitive movements and staying in the same position for a long period of time. Overuse can also cause this painful, chronic condition to develop. If you’re suffering from RSI and believe it to be the fault of your employer, get in touch with our injury lawyer Rhuddlan office to see if you could be eligible to make a claim.
Could you claim compensation?
You could seek money in damages if you have developed RSI within the past three years and can prove the negligence of your employer is to blame. For example, if you’ve been made to sit at an ergonomically improper desk, or you haven’t been provided enough breaks throughout your work day, your employer could be responsible for your condition and have to pay out money in a settlement. You should be able to prove their negligence has resulted in your developing a repetitive strain injury, so you may want to document things that can cause it to come on such as:
- Any time you were made to do an activity for a prolonged time period without proper breaks.
- Any work that involved working in cold temperatures for a long period of time.
- Stressful work environments.
- Work involving vibrating equipment such as pneumatic drills or power tools.
- Any work tasks that involved heavy lifting.
If you’re thinking about seeking the help of an injury lawyer, Rhuddlan residents need look no further than us, as we are able to help you get the right advice and legal representation to get the best payout possible.
Contact our injury lawyer Rhuddlan office
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have support available over the phone and online to make it easier than ever to get started. You can use our thirty-second online claims calculator to see how much you could potentially receive in a settlement, or fill out a form online with some more details about your condition and have a team member assess it and call you back. All of our services are No Win, No Fee* too, so you don’t have to part with a penny upfront to begin your claim. To get in touch with our injury lawyer Rhuddlan office, give our 24/7 freephone helpline a ring on 0800 689 0500. Friendly claims experts are on hand to give you the honest advice you need to make a successful personal injury claim for RSI.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown