If you find yourself in the position of having to obtain RSI treatment from your GP, you may well be entitled to launch a personal injury claim for compensation against your employer. First, you must be able to prove that your employer is to blame, and you will need medical proof of the injury you sustained. If these proofs are available, then you should contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline and we’ll help you to start the ball rolling.
The various forms of RSI treatment
RSI treatment may be given in the form of medication, physiotherapy, or in the worst-case scenario, surgical intervention. You may be forced to have time off work in order to rest the injury and the recovery. If this is the case, and you suffer any loss of earnings, this can be taken into consideration when the amount of compensation is being considered.
What is RSI?
RSIs (Repetitive Strain Injuries) are also known as work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs); a term used to describe the injury sustained to your muscles, nerves and tendons, that overuse through repetitive movements brings about. Injuries most commonly occur in the back, neck, shoulders, forearms, elbows, wrists, and hands. RSI is also sometimes referred to as cumulative trauma disorder, or occupational overuse syndrome.
Ways of initiating RSI treatment
The first step with any RSI treatment is initially to establish exactly what it is that is causing the injury. Once this is known it can be addressed, either by:
- Changing the way that the operation that caused the problem is carried out
- Refraining from doing that operation if its characteristics cannot be changed
- Issuing appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Employee liability insurance
One thing you should not do is worry about whether your employer can afford to pay any compensation that could be due. The reason is that all companies must have employee liability insurance in place, and it is the insurer who actually pays out any monies that are agreed.
Getting an estimate via our HOW MUCH calculator
Before you actually launch a personal injury claim you might first like to establish how much compensation you could be awarded. The quickest and easiest way to do this is by using the HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find on our website’s homepage. It only takes 30 seconds of your time.
About Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline employ specialist solicitors. Once you decide to use us to help you with your claim, we’ll introduce you to a solicitor who has experience in an appropriate field of personal injury law.
We have a great recommendation from Dame Esther Rantzen, the well known TV personality and people’s consumer champion, who says, “Take my advice you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to look after you.”
For more information about our no-win, no-fee services, please contact our helpline by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: David Brown