Repetitive Strain Injuries
Referring to various kinds of injuries to muscles, tendons or nerves, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) can be caused by repetitive movement of a particular part of the body. RSI can also be referred to as Upper Limb Disorder (ULD). This is because the condition often involves the upper part of the body – the forearm, elbow, wrist, hands and neck.
RSI compensation claims are often associated with repetitive work practices in office environments, factories and manual labour jobs. Similar to accidents at work, repetitive strain injuries are often avoidable through correct implementation of Health & Safety guidelines.
At Beecham Peacock we have been helping victims file RSI claims for many years.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a Repetitive Strain Injury, contact our Newcastle office on 0191 232 3048 and start your claim today.
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), also known as Repetitive Stress Injury and Occupational Overuse Syndrome, is injury to the muscles, tendons and nerves, caused by repetitive tasks and awkward positioning. RSI commonly occurs in the upper body, particularly in injuries to the fingers, hands, arms and neck.
RSI is caused by a repetitive movement of a particular part of the body and can be caused by repetitive work practices. Working environments such as offices, factories and manual labour jobs, which require workers to perform actions repeatedly can cause damage to the muscles and tendons.
Symptoms of RSI include aches and pains, a burning sensation, loss of grip and loss of dexterity.
The most common treatment for RSI is rest. Your doctor may also prescribe anti-inflammatory medication. RSI sustained in the workplace can be prevented through various methods, such as supplying ergonomically designed tools in manual occupation and specially designed keyboards in office environments.
Your employer has a legal obligation to ensure that your working environment complies with the relevant health and safety laws. That includes protecting you from the risks of sustaining an injury from repetitive tasks and taking action to prevent such injury. If your employer has failed to take action to prevent you from sustaining an injury, Beecham Peacock can help you to claim financial compensation, which could contribute to covering any loss of earnings your injury has resulted in.
Beecham Peacock is one of the UK’s leading specialists in personal injury claims and has extensive experience of helping people suffering from RSI caused by conditions in the work place to successfully obtain compensation. Our team of experienced solicitors offer a dedicated and professional service to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
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