It is most often the result of repeating a strenuous motion continuously. It’s common for people to think that a Repetitive Strain Injury is just the normal wear and tear of the job, but it isn’t, and when employers have been negligent in keeping their employees safe, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Some Repetitive Strain Injury or Repetitive Motion Disorder conditions are umbrella terms for disorders such as:
If you are working in a job that requires repeated movements and you need to apply pressure you could be more at risk.
Employees at risk include:
Such roles require similar actions to be repeated continuously throughout the day. When you multiply a long day’s work over many, many years, you may end up injuring yourself; causing pain in joints and muscles through repetitive actions.
Protocols should be in place at work to ensure Repetitive Strain Injuries don’t occur. If you’re employer isn’t adhering to safety regulations, or you have not received proper training and advice on how to keep yourself safe at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Poor work place training or conditions can cause Repetitive Strain Injuries; for example, when a worker is asked to work at too fast a pace, or has inadequate rest breaks or no variation in their tasks. These injuries are rarely isolated cases in a work place, and it is often the case that many employees suffer similar injuries.
Repetitive Strain Injury is not a recognised medical condition so would be treated as negligence in the work place. At Hattons Solicitors we can give you expert advice on your injury and whether you can make a claim for compensation.
You need to be able to prove the cause of the condition by using the following reasoning:
If you have the symptoms of RSI you should record these as early as possible to strengthen your case if you decide to make a claim. It is also important that you attend a doctor as early as possible and are assessed.
If you contact Hattons Solicitors we can talk you through your options and answer any questions you have. Our expert accident at work team will keep you up to date on your case as well as giving you access to our online file view system that allows you to view your case in real time. There are strict time limits on making a claim so you should contact Hattons today.
Call our expert team today on 0800 298 9690 or fill in the Claim Now Form and we’ll ring you back.