Repetitive Strain Injury Or WRULD Claims
Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) are a group of overuse syndromes that occur due to prolonged exposure to repeated movements. Most commonly, they involve muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, joints, cartilage, blood vessels, bones, skin and eyes. They’re often associated with jobs involving manual labour but can affect anyone performing repetitive actions.
The most common type of RSI is epicondylitis, which affects the forearm and wrist area. Other examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, trigger fingers, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, HAVS, and whiplash.
What are the causes of RSI?
The term refers to injuries caused by the constant use of certain body parts, such as typing, working on computers, or lifting heavy objects. These injuries can affect different areas of the body, including the neck, shoulders, wrists, elbows, hands, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, feet, and lower back.
Many factors contribute to RSI, including poor ergonomics, lack of proper training, and incorrect equipment.
Symptoms of RSI
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) occurs when muscles, tendons or nerves become strained over time due to prolonged use. This causes inflammation, swelling and pain in the affected area.
Common symptoms include:
- Pain and cramp
- Swelling and throbbing
- Loss of feeling or sensation.
The condition can be temporary or permanent.
How long have I got to make a claim?
If you are injured while working, you must file a compensation claim within three years of the date you found out that your injury was caused by your workplace activities. If you don’t, you won’t be able to claim compensation.
How our expert workplace injury team can help you.
We are a specialist firm of personal injury solicitors with experience and expertise in acting for victims of Repetitive Strain Injury claims. We will provide independent and impartial advice to you.
You will receive free initial advice, and if we take on your case, we will offer you a no-win no-fee agreement if you do not hold legal expense insurance or are not a member of a Trade Union.
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