Client Wins Compensation for RSI Claim

RSI Claims
LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott
Case by: LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott

What Was the Claim?

On return from taking sick leave for repetitive strain injury (RSI), our client found his job role was no longer available. As a result, on the 8th of May 2018 on the grounds of constructive dismissal he left his job after 7 years of employment. In 2022 our client opened an RSI claim against his employer.

Before his constructive dismissal, our client was working since April 2011 as an Assembly Shop Supervisor. His work involved working on a bench and assembling rear and indicator lamps for coaches and other commercial vehicles.  He worked 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday. He finished at 12.30pm on Friday. During his workday he had one half an hour lunch break and worked occasional overtime.

An Increase in Workload

Around Easter of 2013, our client’s workload greatly increased. This was because his employer purchased a new factory leading to increased workload. Furthermore, around June 2017, his employer has a new customer, the AA. Therefore, bespoke harnesses had to be built for AA’s vehicles for the light wire system. The bespoke harnesses involved a lot of twisting and gripping. There were 5 pieces of cable which each had to be connected and stripped. Each piece had to be held together and held together tightly until the process ended.  As well as the harnesses, our client held an 18-volt drill to put the lamp components together. Furthermore, he was required to use hand strippers to strip wire.

Employer’s Negligence Resulting in RSI Claim

Our client complained to his manager about the problems he was suffering with due to his work. He urged that something needed to be sorted. Despite his efforts, his complaints were not heeded. His employer never rotated his job role, and he was never provided lighter duties.

In addition, our client cannot recall receiving any manual handling training or having any risk assessments.

In May 2017, he started to suffer with pain and stiffness in his hands and wrists. The pain is a shooting pain which is more prominent in his right most dominant hand.

As a result of the repetitive work during his employment our client suffered from a repetitive strain injury.

A medical report was obtained in this matter in evidence and support of his condition of carpal tunnel syndrome due to his employment from Dr Sunil Garg.

The matter was listed for trial in September 2022 and settled in July 2023 with expert legal representation from AWH’s industrial disease solicitor, Stacy Pimlott. With Stacy’s guidance, our client was awarded £4,500 in compensation.

Repetitive Strain Injury Compensation – RSI Claim

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