Repetitive strain injury claims

Here at AWH Solicitors, our industrial disease team can help you claim compensation if you are suffering from a repetitive strain injury caused by your job.

Are you suffering from one of the below symptoms, and 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 compensation for your pain and suffering.

At AWH, our clients always come first. 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 compensated for your pain, suffering and financial losses so that you can focus on recovering.

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What is a repetitive strain injury?

The term repetitive strain injury (RSI) covers a wide range of conditions including frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome, which are often caused or made worse by work.

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.

If you have a repetitive strain injury you might have to take time off work, and in some severe cases have an operation.

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 – 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.

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Causes of repetitive strain injuries

RSI can be caused by a number of repetitive activities, ranging 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 to protect your health and safety, so 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.

We often find poorly designed workstations, lack of training and minimal breaks to be amongst the main causes of work-related repetitive strain injuries.

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.

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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:

  • Stiffness
  • Tingling and numb fingers
  • Weakness and loss of grip
  • Cramp

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. Our team 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 of your employer’s carelessness.

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Types of repetitive strain injuries

There are different types of repetitive strain injuries you might develop. We can 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.

Read more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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.

Tennis Elbow

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.

Tennis elbow specifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bony area of the elbow.

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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.

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 so that you can recover and move forward with your life.

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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, and if you do develop one then they should do their best to prevent it from getting worse.

If they don’t, then you are eligible to claim against your employer for your pain, suffering and financial losses.

Our industrial disease team 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.

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Experts in repetitive strain injury claims

How our team can help you

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 your employer’s negligence, let our team help you so that you can put your injury behind you and look forward to the future.

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