Have you had to take time off work due to repetitive strain injury (RSI) of some kind? Do you believe that your working conditions contributed to you sustaining the injury? You might be interested in getting advice on personal injury claims in Mansfield or elsewhere in the UK. If so, Accident Advice Helpline has the professional and reputable advice you need.
Personal injury claims in Mansfield
Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI is a type of injury to the musculoskeletal or nervous systems. It is caused by repetitive actions, awkward positions or vibration. While many people think that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is interchangeable with RSI, it’s actually only one form of it. RSI is a catch-all term that covers a number of different conditions. Others include edema, tennis elbow and radial tunnel syndrome.
Popular opinion connects RSI with modern office work, and some studies show a correlation. There has been a marked increase of RSIs globally since the 1970s, and this is likely due to the proliferation of typewriters and PCs in the workplace. This type of work often involves sitting for long periods of time in a fairly fixed posture, something that has been attributed to a large number of cases of RSIs.
With regard to workplace injuries, employees obviously have a responsibility to look after their own wellbeing. However, there is specific Health and Safety legislation in place that means employers have a duty of care to their workers, mainly to minimise the risk of injury.
In relation to RSIs, that means your employer should have taken all reasonable steps to ensure risks were minimised, including offering training on correct posture, the use of ergonomic desks and keyboards, and making sure that you take frequent breaks.
If you feel that your employer has failed in this regard then they could be liable for your injury. That means you can make a claim for compensation that can help you to recover some or all of the costs associated with your injury, including loss of earnings, medical fees or travel costs.
However, workplace injuries can be complicated, and it can be especially tricky to prove liability in RSI cases. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are represented by a specialist solicitor who understands the field.
Accident Advice Helpline: expert representation at no upfront cost
We have over 10 years experience in the field and are one of the largest law firms in the UK. Our team of solicitors work in house on personal injury claims in Mansfield and across the UK, on an entirely no win no fee basis. This means there’s no need for you to raise cash upfront to make a claim.
For more information or to start a claim, make a free, no obligation call to our helpdesk. We can handle most claims over the phone, and it’s unlikely you’ll have to go to court.
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