REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY
Our industry leading panel Solicitors specialises in managing repetitive strain injury cases for employees whose health has suffered as a result of their work or working environment. They can provide you and your family with all the legal guidance and support necessary to make the process as straight forward as possible.
What has caused my repetitive strain injury?
The term repetitive strain injury (RSI) or work-related upper limb disorder (WRULD) covers a wide range of conditions including frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome, which are often caused or worsened by work.
The two sectors where repetitive strain injuries are most common are:
Blue Collar(factory related) – Factory workers involved in manufacturing and production lines who perform repetitive tasks in a difficult posture or with force can sometimes develop aches and pains in their arms, wrists, shoulders fingers and/or thumbs.
White Collar(office related) – Office workers who carry out data inputting, typing, secretarial duties and other similar tasks can sustain aches and pains to the upper limbs.
Symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive strain injury symptoms can vary depending on the nature of the injury however there are still common problems such as –
· Tingling or Numb Fingers
Symptoms often present themselves when a manual task is being performed such as typing. In many cases symptoms disappear when the task is completed however they can reappear later in the day and even weeks later. People who suffer from RSI often comment as pain in the arms or wrists as one of the main symptoms, this pain varies from a sharp pain to a numb dull feeling.
It is important to notify your employer if you begin to suffer any of the above symptoms, giving them the chance to make changes in your working environment to alleviate pain and future problems.
Depending on the length of time you have suffered and type of negligence by your employee will result in a stronger case, our panel solicitor we take the following into consideration:
· Pain and suffering
· Medical costs
· Loss of income
· Future medical treatment and care