Do you have Repetitive Strain Injury? You may have a claim…
What is Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?
RSI is a generic term that describes a range of painful conditions that affects muscles, tendons and soft tissues. Unsure exactly what causes RSI in some people and not others is unknown but can be a tributary factor is doing the same repetitive tasks, over and over again.
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Psychosocial environment can also be a contributing factor; in other words, being in an environment that causes both physical and emotional stress can trigger an RSI response.
Just like claims for other personal injuries, your claim made with one of our injury solicitor Brent Knoll will need to meet a variety of factors, as laid down in personal injury compensation law here in the UK.
Claiming compensation for your RSI personal injury will need be talked through in detail with your injury solicitor Brent Knoll and their team but the basics will be as follows:
Attributing your RSI to workplace practices – if you believe that you develop RSI as a result of tasks you were doing so over and over again at work, this will need to be proved. For example, you may not have had the designated breaks that you should have when working with certain machinery or completing certain tasks. Typing for long periods of time is known to affect the muscles and tendon in the hands, fingers and wrists.
RSI diagnosis – there are various forms of RSI, with some being diagnosed (known as type 1 RSI) but, there are other RSI type illnesses that do not have a definitive diagnosis. These can be more difficult to diagnose, as there is no obvious inflammation or swelling, and yet the claimants are in an amazing amount of pain.
Is it a recent diagnosis? – many claimants recover from their bout of RSI within 3 to 6 months but may find during this time they are unable to perform certain functions at work and at home. However, some people find that their RSI condition lasts for much longer, with some people never really rehabilitating themselves fully.
If you think you may be eligible for compensation you can do three things:
- Do nothing
- Log on to AAH’s website and complete the online form so that one of our injury solicitors in Brent Knoll can contact you, to discuss your possible case for RSI compensation
- Or, you can call us on 0800 689 0500, talk through your case RIGHT NOW with one of friendly, professional advisers.
Date Published: 15th December 2013
Author: David Brown