Repetitive strain injury is an umbrella term which describes damage to muscles, nerves, tendons or other soft tissues resulting from overuse or misuse. A repetitive strain injury usually occurs in the upper limbs and can lead to other problems too, such as tendonitis.
Repetitive strain injury compensation claims
Repetitive strain injury is extremely common nowadays – in 2006, there were nearly half a million sufferers in the UK. The most frequent causes of RSI are conditions in the workplace, particularly sitting at desks for long periods of time using computers. These types of injuries can be caused in numerous other ways as well, such as working on a production line and doing the same action over and over.
The first thing you should do if you think you may have a repetitive strain injury is to stop whatever action is causing it. Then rest is needed to let the injury repair.
Your employer has a duty to make sure you are not injured at work, whether in a one of accident or developing some other some of conditions through your working environment. If they fail in this legal responsibility, they may well have to face repetitive strain injury compensation claims.
These injuries are avoidable by very simple methods, like taking regular breaks from the work causing it, or making sure that your position is such that you are not straining any muscles or other soft tissues. It is your employers duty to put these things in place.
As with all personal injury claims, repetitive strain injury compensation claims need proof that someone else was to blame to be successful, and you should make sure you see a doctor with your injury.
Claim for repetitive strain injury
If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your fault, sometime in the last three years, as long as you had to seek medical treatment for your injuries, then we at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you to claim compensation. You should chat to our friendly advisors to see if you qualify for compensation.
Our legal experts are no-win, no-fee*, so you can be sure that they are acting in your best interests and your best interests alone. To get an idea of how much repetitive strain injury compensation claims could pay you, try the 30-second test on our website. If you want to go ahead and start your claim, you can do that right here. Alternatively, you can call us directly on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 11th November 2011
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Repetitive strain injury