Repetitive strain injury solicitor in London
As one of the world’s leading business and financial centres, London has a large mass of office workers that spend a great amount of time sitting at a workstation and are susceptible to repetitive strain injury or RSI. RSI is a musculoskeletal problem and these problems are the leading cause of workplace absence or sick leave in the UK. It is estimated that the figure of people affected in the UK is one million.
The term RSI is defined as a chronic condition that results form repetitive movements and causes pain in the elbows, hands, wrists, fingers, shoulders or neck. RSI can come from using a computer and desk workstation that is not ergonomically correct.
Employers have a responsibility to prevent their staff from the risk of RSI and there are laws and regulations in place to ensure this. All employers need to protect their staff from any reasonably foreseeable injury or disease and if they do not abide by this then they will be deemed negligent and failed their duty of care to their staff.
5 Tips for preventing RSI
- Make sure your computer monitor is about 50 to 90cm from your eyes
- Make sure your chair is ergonomic, supports your back
- Adjust the height of your chair so that your eyes meet the centre of the computer screen
- When you are typing make sure that you are comfortable and not stretching forwards
- Make sure that your legs have ample room to move under the desk
If you do get an Repetitive Strain injury in London then you may need to contact the Accident Advice Helpline to make a compensation claim with injury solicitor London.
What should I do if I get injured in London?
If you receive an injury in London that was someone else’s fault and you are interested in receiving compensation then you need our repetitive strain injury solicitor in London. Compensation payments can help to reimburse you for any injury-related expenses such as hospital costs, prescription medicines and loss of earnings.
To start your claim, call Accident Advice Helpline at any time or day on 0800 689 0500. You can also contact us on your mobile phone at 0333 500 0993. One of our friendly, professional advisors will answer any questions you have and treat your matters with the utmost confidentiality. Our advisers will help you to find out if you qualify for compensation and can estimate how much you may receive in compensation using Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test.
If you do decide to make a compensation claim then you will be referred to our injury solicitor in London. Our legal team takes on cases with a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis and has over 10 years’ experience as a successful personal injury law firm.