RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury Claim
Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are common among people working for British companies. According to statistics form an organisation known as RSI Awareness, RSI disorders are a problem which is on the increase and currently affects around half a million people in the UK, all suffering from some type of RSI related disorder. Many of these injuries could have been prevented by more vigilant employers.
The Effects of RSI Disorder
RSI is not one disorder, but several which are grouped together under the title of Repetitive Strain Injury as this is the underlying cause. RSI affects:
RSI includes musculoskeletal disorders including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Many sufferers have to live with conditions that can be extremely painful and often debilitating.
RSI is caused by repeating the same movement over and over again or through handling equipment that vibrates at extreme levels. It is common among administrators and personal assistants as typing and writing both use repetitive movement. Manual workers that bend and twist are also affected.
Making a Personal Injury Claim for RSI
If you are suffering from a work related RSI disorder, then it could well be possible to make a personal injury claim, and use a no win no fee solicitor to start the ball rolling. Many sufferers have perused RSI personal injury claims because the cause was work related.
Do you feel:
- Your employer was aware of the risks of RSI to you but did nothing to prevent its occurrence. This also applies to if your employer should have been aware but was not.
- Your employer failed to implement safety measures to reduce or eliminate the cause of your RSI.
- Your RSI came about due to your employer not protecting you from tasks that could cause and aggravate your RSI.
- Your employer failed to act when you reported the RSI.
- Did you have to use badly designed equipment?
- Did you work at a badly designed workstation?
- Were you given inadequate breaks?
- Were you forced to work in one position for a long time or did you have to adopt an awkward posture?
If so, then your employer could be guilty of negligence towards your safety, and as a result you are suffering with an RSI disorder.
If you feel your employer is at someway at fault in causing your RSI then you should talk to an injury lawyer about a possible compensation claim. They will be able to advise whether there is a case to be made against your employer, and the likelihood of a win. They will act on your behalf on a no win no fee basis which means you pay no fees should the case be unsuccessful, but you keep 100% of the compensation should you win. Though the pain will not be taken away, you may receive a substantial sum which will help with treatment and loss of earnings.
To find out more, please complete our online claim form and we will contact you to discuss the case, or call us for free, no obligation chat.