You can appoint Accident Advice Helpline to represent you as your injury lawyers in North Woolwich if you’re looking for someone to help you with personal injury claim regarding a repetitive strain injury you’ve suffered at work.
Accident Advice Helpline and office related repetitive strain injuries
When people think about repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) that come about through work they often associate them with manual tasks such as lifting and carrying environment in environments such as stores, distribution centres, and warehouses. However here at Accident Advice Helpline we handle many claims for RSIs that are related to working in offices. Some are related to things such as carpal tunnel syndrome and others RSIs associated with incorrectly setup workstations; workstations being your computer, desk, and chair.
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 stipulates that all employers are legally bound to conduct specific display screen risk assessments for members of staff who use computers in the workplace. These members of staff are categorised as:
- Using display screen equipment (DSE) on a daily basis
- Using DSE for a period of one hour or more
- Anyone who cannot perform their job without using DSE
As with any other manual function performed at work employers are duty bound to carry out risk assessments with regard to workstations and DSE. These risk assessments must cover:
- Computer display screens
- Computer keyboards
- Computer mouse
- Computer software
- Any workstation furniture
The surrounding working environment including lighting and heating
If you’ve suffered a work station related or DSE related injury in the workplace and you believe your employer to be responsible, then you should be able to claim financial compensation. In order to have a legitimate claim, as well as the blame being attributed to your employer, you must also have received medical treatment for your injury, and must raise your claim within three years from the time your injury first manifested itself.
Using Accident Advice Helpline as your lawyers in North Woolwich
If your potential claim complies with all of these factors then Accident Advice Helpline acting as your injury lawyers in North Woolwich can help you to raise a claim and obtain the compensation you could be due. You might like to start off by taking our 30-second test.
Our 30-second test, which you’ll find here on our website, is a simple device that fulfils two functions in one. Initially it checks to establish that your potential claim has all of the necessary factors to legitimise it. Having done that the test then you an estimate of how much financial compensation you could be awarded for your injury. The whole process only takes about 30 seconds from start to finish, so is well worth doing.
If you do decide to go ahead and register your claim through Accident Advice Helpline you will be pleased to note that it will be protected by our no win no fee* guarantee.
We also provide a comprehensive customer support service which can be accessed via our national helpline service. The numbers to call are:
- From landlines – 0800 689 0500
- From mobiles – 0333 500 0993
Don’t delay – call us today.
Date Published: 8th January 2014
Author: David Brown