A repetitive strain injury is exactly what the name suggests, and injury caused by a repetitive action. They are very common with workers who sit at a keyboard all day, or work with machinery that requires the same movement again and again. Your employer is supposed to make sure you take regular breaks from such actions, and do all they can to prevent this, or any other type of injury. If they fail in this legal duty, you may be able to make a claim for repetitive strain compensation.
Are you entitled to repetitive strain compensation?
The first thing to do if you think you may have a repetitive strain injury is stop the action that is causing it. Most injuries of this type will heal given time, but with some of them, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery can be needed if it is severe. Others can cause permanent damage, and restricting how bad they get, can help a great deal.
If you have developed any sort of pain that you think might be this type of injury, you should talk to Accident Advice Helpline to see if you are entitled to repetitive strain compensation.
The timescale for claiming repetitive strain compensation
For most personal injury claims there is a time scale of making your claim within three years after the accident. Repetitive strain injuries come under the umbrella of industrial illness though, so you have three years from the date of being diagnosed to start your claim. This is because industrial illnesses of all kinds tend to happen over time, rather than as a one off incident.
Making your claim with the experts
The simplest way to make your claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have been making successful personal injury claims for over 15 years’ and have the knowledge and expertise to give your claim its best chance of success. We have already helped many thousands of innocent victims win their compensation, and we are here to help you.
We will not ask you to pay us any money to get your claim started as we work on a no-win, no-fee basis, and that takes care of the financing of your pursuit of compensation.
Have a chat top our friendly advisors, get answers to all your questions and guidance throughout your claim, if you decide to proceed. You can do this, free of any obligation, by calling us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Don’t just suffer in silence, get in touch with us today.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown