Legal advice in Kirk Michael for repetitive strain injuries
Accident Advice Helpline and our injury solicitors deal with all types of personal injuries caused in the workplace. One of the type of injuries with which we regularly deal is that of repetitive strain injury (RSI). Read on if you need legal advice in Kirk Michael.
What is a repetitive strain injury?
Repetitive strain injury is also referred to as a work-related upper limb disorder. It is a term used to describe pain from muscles, nerves and tendons caused by continually carrying out the same action and movement. The most commonly affected areas are the wrist, elbow, forearm, neck and shoulders.
There are two types of RSI:
- Type 1: This is when a medical professional can diagnose a known medical condition from your symptoms. Upon examination, they would find swelling and inflammation of the muscles and/or tendons. Bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis can be classified as type 1 RSI.
- Type 2: This is when a doctor is unable to diagnose a medical condition from your symptoms, as there is no apparent evidence.
Causes of RSI
Most commonly, RSI occurs when a particular activity is done repeatedly over a period of time. Some examples of people who can be affected include:
- Office workers;
- Sewing machinists;
- Factory assembly workers;
- Construction site workers;
- Sporting professionals;
- Cleaners; and
When an activity is done without rest, in cold temperatures or with poor posture, you will be at greater risk of suffering from RSI.Open Claim Calculator
All employers are legally responsible for providing their workers with a safe working environment. Your health and safety should be of the utmost importance. Regulations and laws regarding safe working conditions should be implemented. In jobs where there is a particular risk of RSI, your employer should perform risk assessments and implement measures to reduce the risk of injury.
If you feel you have been failed by your employer, and the RSI you are suffering is due to their negligence, then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. Proving liability can be complicated, but with the help of injury solicitors in Kirk Michael the whole process can be made simple.
We can give you legal advice in Kirk Michael. We want to help you win the compensation you rightly deserve. Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, and speak to one of our friendly advisors. Lines are open all day, every day, and if we can’t answer your call straight away then we will call you back.