If you’d like to know about appointing Accident Advice Helpline as your injury lawyers in North Shields you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find most of the information you need to know right here on this website. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for you can always have a chat with a member of our customer support team who should be able to help.
Manual handling and repetitive strain injuries
One of the most common types of injury sustained in the workplace is a repetitive strain injury or RSI as it is often referred to in its shortened form. Most work related RSIs happen to people who perform regular manual handling tasks, such as working within distribution centres and warehouses.
Repetitive strain injury is the term that is used to describe a pain that manifests itself in the muscles, nerves and tendons, and that is caused by often and repetitive movements. It is also sometimes called work-related upper limb disorder or non-specific upper limb pain. This is because RSI usually affects the upper body parts such as the elbow, forearm, hands, neck, shoulders and hands.
The symptoms of RSI vary from case to case but in the main they include:
- Discomfort or pain
- Stiffness in the joints and/or muscles
- Tingling sensation
Symptoms are often slight in the beginning, but if the offending tasks regularly undertaken, they will increase over time.
Advice from Accident Advice Helpline – your injury lawyers in North Shields
All employers have a duty of care towards their employees to ensure they can undertake any tasks they are assigned without injuring their health. If you believe your employer to be responsible for the RSI you have developed, we here at Accident Advice Helpline, acting as your injury lawyers in North Shields, will help you to launch a claim in search of financial compensation.
At the first sign of a repetitive strain injury, you should inform your employer. Depending on the degree of discomfort you should also go and see your GP. You need to bear in mind that should you decide to launch a claim for compensation, you will need to show that you have received medical attention for your injury.
Before actually launching a claim for any sort of personal injury, most of our claimants begin by taking the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test. Not only will this validate your claim in principle, but it will also indicate how much that claim could be worth by way of financial compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline – with you every step of the way
Going up against your employer can seem daunting to some people, but the solicitor appointed to your case by Accident Advice Helpline will be with you every step of the way. You can also chat to our customer support team who will be pleased to help you in any way they can. It’s worth bearing in mind that any advice they offer is free of charge and comes without any obligation.
You can contact our customer support team using the national helpline service that we provide. There are different numbers to call depending on whether you are calling from a landline or a mobile, bearing in mind that calls from landlines to the number shown below are free. The numbers to call are:
- 0800 689 0500 from any UK-based landline
- 0333 500 0993 from any UK-based mobile
All claims made through Accident Advice Helpline are protected by our no win no fee* promise and our services come highly recommended by the one and only Dame Esther Rantzen; so why not get in touch with us today in order to start the ball rolling?
Date Published: 6th January 2014
Author: David Brown