Claiming compensation for repetitive strain injuries
If your job role involves carrying out lots of repetitive movements or actions, you may be at risk of developing repetitive strain injury. This type of injury often affects people who work with computers or machinery. If, for example, you spend an eight hour working day at your computer, it’s likely that your wrists or hands will become uncomfortable or sore.
To try and reduce the risk of an injury occurring, people are often advised to take regular breaks whilst at work but this isn’t always possible or completely effective. If you’re in pain or you’re injured in any way, you should speak to your line manager or HR department as they may be able to assist you. For example, they may allow you to work at a different desk which will afford you more space or they may purchase products designed to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries, such as ergonomic keyboards and wrist rests.
However, if you have made them aware of your injuries and they have failed to take action, there is a chance that you could make stress free claims in Castle Point. If your solicitors are able to show that your employers were responsible for your injuries, it’s likely that your compensation claim will be successful.
Making stress free claims in Castle Point
Of course, many people are hesitant about making a compensation claim against their employer. In some cases, they fear that it could backfire and that they will be sacked or treated badly in the workplace. If you’re concerned that you will be punished for making a no win no fee* Castle Point compensation claim, there’s no need to worry. Your employers won’t be able to take action for you if you make a genuine claim so there is nothing to prevent you from obtaining compensation when a genuine illness or injury has occurred.
If you’re keen to find out more about making stress free claims in Castle Point, we may be able to help. At Accident Advice Helpline we regularly assist claimants who have been hurt or unwell and we may be able to help you too. We’ll even provide free no obligation advice so you will be able to find out anything you know about the claims process without having to pay any costly legal fees.
To find out more today, or to make your compensation claim with us, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and speak to a member of our personal injury team.