Repetitive Strain Injury Claims services
Repetitive strain injury compensation – RSI claims
Are you suffering from one of the below symptoms? Do you believe these have been caused at your place of work as a result of performing the same actions regularly? Then we can help you claim compensation.
- Stiffness and tenderness in arms, hands or legs
- Tingling and numbing in hands or fingers
- Weakness and loss of grip
- Cramp and pain in the affected area
- Burning, aching or shooting pains
Our team always provides a high quality and supportive legal service, and will do their best to secure you the level of compensation that you deserve.
We are here to help you move forward and focus on recovery.
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If you are suffering from a work-related repetitive strain injury we can help you claim for repetitive strain injury compensation.
At AWH, our clients always come first. With our extensive repetitive strain injury claims (RSI claims) experience we can build a strong case on your behalf.
With us, your wants and needs will always be listened to, and we will do our best to get you the successful end result you deserve.
We are here to make sure you don’t have to worry about any financial setbacks caused by your injury. We are here to help you get compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses so that you can focus on recovering.
What is a repetitive strain injury(RSI)?
The term repetitive strain injury (RSI) covers a wide range of conditions. This includes frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome, which are often caused or made worse by work. RSI is a category of injuries which includes injuries to the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.
A repetitive strain injury is a condition which usually affects a person’s hands or arms. It develops when the person repeats the same action so much that their tendons and muscles become painful and stop functioning properly.
Repetitive strain injuries are common in many professions, from factory to office workers. They can also be really painful.With this, RSI claims are becoming more and more common.
If you have a repetitive strain injury you might have to take time off work, and in some severe cases have an operation. If this sounds like what has happened to you, then we can claim repetitive strain injury compensation.
Our industrial disease team can help you if your injury has developed because of your employer’s negligence.
You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s failure. Your employer has a legal duty of care, so let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
We know that repetitive strain injuries can be painful and disruptive, and might even cause financial worries if you have to take time off work.
But try not to worry, because we want to help you get your life back on track, and will fight your corner until we get you the result you need.
Causes of repetitive strain injuries
A number of repetitive activities can cause RSI. This ranges from sports and other hobbies to work-related tasks and computer use.
Work-related activities are the most common cause of the injury, particularly in factories and offices.
Your employer has a legal duty of care, and should do what they can to protect your health and safety. This means they should have measures in place that prevent you from developing such an injury.
If you believe that your job has led to suffering from RSI symptoms, your employer may not have put necessary policies and protections in place. If this has happened, then you can likely claim for repetitive strain injury compensation.
We often find poorly designed workstations, lack of training and minimal breaks to be amongst the main causes of work-related repetitive strain injuries in RSI sufferers, leading to repetitive strain injury claims (RSI claims).
If you think you have developed a repetitive strain injury because of your employer’s negligence, our team of industrial disease specialists can help you claim compensation so that you can focus on a stress-free recovery.
Symptoms of repetitive strain injuries
Depending on what type of injury you have, your symptoms could be constant or variable, and severe or mild. Whatever your symptoms are, if you are suffering because of a failure on your employer’s part, you deserve to be compensated.
The most common symptoms of a repetitive strain injury are:
- Tingling and numb fingers
- Weakness and loss of grip
- Cramping and numbness
Symptoms often present themselves when a manual task is being performed, for example when typing. In many cases symptoms disappear when the task is completed, however, they can reappear later on.
You might find that pain in your arms or wrists is the main symptom. The pain might be a sharp pain or a numb, dull feeling.
You should tell your employer if you begin to suffer any of the above symptoms. This will give them the chance to make changes in your working environment to prevent pain and future problems.
If they fail to make any changes, you can come to us to claim for repetitive strain injury compensation. Our repetitive strain injury claims team has extensive experience handling claims on behalf of RSI sufferers. We will work alongside you to build a strong case and get you the compensation you need.
Just remember – you don’t have to suffer because employer negligence.
Types of repetitive strain injuries
There are different types of repetitive strain injuries you might develop that can lead to RSI claims. We can also help you claim compensation for any of the below conditions:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a disease of the wrist which usually causes reduced movement, tingling, numbness or pain in the wrist and fingers.
It can be very painful and prevent you doing certain movements at work and in your home life.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a similar condition to the more commonly known carpal tunnel syndrome but is more likely to affect the elbow and arm.
It can cause several uncomfortable symptoms including severe pain, muscle weakness and numbing sensations. If such a condition is caused as a result of negligent work practice, we can help you claim.
Tennis Elbow is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm and forearm muscles that result in elbow pain.
Playing tennis isn’t the only way of developing tennis elbow; it derives from many other activities.
It is caused by either sudden or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow, which can be caused by unhealthy work practice.
Tennis elbow specifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bony area of the elbow.
The impact of repetitive strain injuries
All of these injuries can make day-to-day life difficult for you. You might struggle to pick things up, such as the kettle, shopping bags or your children. Or, you might not be able to drive without being in serious agony.
When your injury isn’t your fault and has this sort of impact on your life, the person to blame should be held responsible. This is especially true if their carelessness and negligence has resulted in you having to miss work and lose out on wages.
With our extensive experience handling repetitive strain injury claims we can help you to file a claim for compensation if you’ve developed a repetitive strain injury because of work. We will support you the whole time and ensure you get the result you deserve. This way you can focus on your recovery and move forward with your life.
Jobs at risk of developing repetitive strain injuries
If you perform repetitive tasks every day at work, you are at risk of developing a repetitive strain injury.
Below are some examples of the types of job roles in which an RSI could develop:
- Factory workers involved in manufacturing and production lines who perform repetitive tasks in a difficult posture or with force such as pickers, welders, or machine operators
- Office workers who carry out data inputting, typing, secretarial duties and other similar tasks
Your employer should take steps to prevent you developing a repetitive strain injury. If you do develop such an injury then they should do their best to prevent it from getting worse.
If they don’t, then you are eligible to claim for repetitive strain injury compensation against your employer for your pain, suffering and financial losses.
Our industrial disease solicitors can assist you, providing you with support the whole way through your claim. We will strive to get you the compensation you need to be able to recover and heal in peace.
Experts in repetitive strain injury claims
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We have extensive experience in managing repetitive strain injury claims and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for all of our clients.
You can rely on us to secure you the RSI compensation you need.
Committed to securing justice and compensation for injured employees, we will work hard to handle your claim so that you are awarded with the financial support you deserve.
We will provide you and your family with all the legal guidance and support necessary to make the process as straightforward as possible.
You don’t have to suffer due to employer negligence. Let our team help you with your repetitive strain injury claim so that you can put your injury behind you.
Claim repetitive strain injury compensation with AWH Solicitors.
- What does repetitive strain injury mean?
If you have a repetitive strain injury that means you are suffering from a condition that has developed from repeating the same action a lot. If you have an RSI, your tendons and muscles become painful and stop functioning properly.
Having an RSI can get in the way of your day-to-day life, and might even cause you to stop working. If your tendons and muscles become too damaged you could end up needing an operation.
- Can you claim for repetitive strain injury?
Yes, you can make a claim for compensation if you are suffering from a repetitive strain injury because of your work.
You will be required to provide proof that your injury has occurred due to your employers negligence, whether this be because they haven't provided you with proper equipment or they've failed to give you adequate breaks.
- What causes repetitive strain injury?
Repetitive strain injuries are caused by repetitive activities including sports, work-related tasks and computer use. People who work in factories and offices are most likely to develop an RSI.
Badly designed workstations, a lack of training and too few breaks are the main causes of work-related repetitive strain injuries.
If your RSI was caused at your place of work within the last 3 years you are likely able to claim compensation for your suffering.
- What are the symptoms of repetitive strain injury?
The symptoms of repetitive strain injuries depend on what type of injury you have. Your symptoms might be constant or intermittent, and severe or mild.
The most common symptoms of a repetitive strain injury are stiffness, tingling fingers, weakness and a loss of grip, and frequent cramping and numbness.
You are most likely to notice symptoms when you are carrying out a manual task, for example when typing. In lots of cases symptoms disappear when the task is completed.
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