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Repetitive Strain Injury

One of the most common injuries sustained at work is the RSI or the repetitive strain injury. When the muscles of the upper half of the body are used extensively, a person can develop an RSI. It generally affects the hands, arms and muscles. There are particular syndromes related to the injury like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Occupational Overuse Syndrome. If you have been feeling tenderness in your joints or muscles or have numbness in some particular area in the upper part of your body, it is possible that it is repetitive strain injury.

It is possible that in the initial months, there is slight pain in a particular area and the full symptoms will take time to appear fully. As the problem increases, you will be able to feel the pain repeatedly. These injuries are seen in people who have a job that involves repetitive movements. If a person spends long hours at work and does not take appropriate rest breaks, he is more at risk of getting an injury. An ill fitted chair or improperly fixed workstation may also be the cause of this type of injury at work.

People who are at the most risk are musicians, assembly line workers, cleaners and dressmakers. It is possible that the person suffers an injury due to the negligence of his employer. In such a case, he is entitled to make a claim against the employer. This injury is not necessarily a medical condition but it is used to describe a range of injuries that a person suffers from, due to the continuous use or movement of a part of the body. There is not a single event when the injury takes place. It is over a period of time that this injury takes place. The claim for these compensations is also made in the same manner as other claims.

With the help of an experienced Solicitor, you will have to prove that your employer knew that you were at a risk of getting injured and he did not take any step to prevent the mishap and reduce the risk. You will be able to get the compensation only when the repetitive strain injury has been caused by the work you have to do. Make a no-win no-fee claim and get the compensation for the injuries that you have sustained.
Mrs A was a cook at a large hospital, she was injured when she tripped on a piece of vinyl flooring which had become raised. She suffered a soft tissue knee injury that brought forward pre-existing arthritis by 3 years and she was awarded £4,300.00 within 9 months of instructing Cooks.
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