You may be suffering from a repetitive strain incident or injury if you experience regular
- Stiffness in your upper body
- Tingling in your hands and fingers
It could be that this has happened because you work in an office and you carry out repetitive tasks like using a keyboard constantly at speed all day. On the other hand, it may be that you are a factory worker on a production line doing the same task all day and every day. It can be caused by working at a highly intense rate for a long period without a rest or even because the angle that you are working at promotes poor posture.
Whatever the reason that you have got your symptoms, your employer is required by law to do a risk assessment when you start work for the company to ensure that you are working in a comfortable and safe manner. This includes making sure that you take regular rest breaks while you are working.
So what if none of this has happened and you have explained to your boss that you are working for too long in cramped conditions that is affecting your health but got nowhere? Basically, you may have to think about instigating a compensation claim. Before, you think that this is not possible because you would be dismissed. It is illegal for an employer to dismiss an employee that has filed a claim against them.
Have you suffered a repetitive strain incident or injury?
If the situation causes you discomfort, the best course of action you could take would be to ring Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm that specialises in personal injury compensation and we have won thousands of claims in similar situations. Don’t worry that making this enquiry will force you to go ahead with a claim because it will not. If you qualify for a claim, it is your decision alone whether you proceed.
All you have to do to find out if you qualify is take a 30-second test. This will also provide you with an estimate of what your claim could be worth. Our friendly professional advisors will help you with this and if you do decide to go ahead, you probably will not have to fill in any paperwork to get the claim started. This is because most claims can be processed by telephone, whether they are for a repetitive strain incident or any other type of injury.
Pick up the telephone now
All our lawyers operate on a no-win, no-fee* basis so you would not have to find any funds to get your claim going. Moreover, if your claim did not prove viable, you would not be left with a large legal bill either. If you suspect that you are suffering from repetitive strain injury because of your job, you should ring Accident Advice Helpline now. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Repetitive strain injury