Being diagnosed with a repetitive strain injury can be upsetting. Quite often the cause of many RSIs can be work related and if you are carrying out a job with a large amount of repetition, you may be at risk from this type of injury. You may have been to your doctor reporting pain, stiffness and soreness in muscles and tendons in your wrists, elbows or shoulders and these symptoms may indicate a work related injury.
We do understand that you are upset and in pain and will have problems at work as a result, but we can help you to understand if you are able to claim compensation for your injury.
What Is Repetitive Strain Injury?
A repetitive strain injury is a condition which is caused by a repetitive movement which is done for long period of time and can be classified as a work related upper limb disorder. (link to WRULD page) There are two categories of repetitive strain injury, also known as RSI. They are Type 1 RSI and Type 2 RSI.
Type 1 RSI is when the doctor can give you a recognised diagnosis based on your symptoms. This diagnosis will be for bursitis, tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome (link to CTS page) as of these conditions are recognised as potentially being caused by a repetitive strain.
The doctor may classify your RSI as a type 2 injury and this will be because he is unable to give you a definite diagnosis based on the fact that there are no other symptoms apart from pain.
What Causes Repetitive Strain Injury?
As the name suggests, any repetitive action can cause RSI, such as typing, scanning products on a till in a supermarket or continual lifting or carrying. If you continue to do work with the repetition which is causing you the problem, you may end up making your injury worse, and this may mean you will not recover very quickly either.
What Can We Do To Help You?
We can help you to understand whether you are in a position to be able to claim compensation for your work related injury and if so, we can explain the claims process to you in easy to understand non legal language.
There are options available to fund your claim and we can explain them and offer you our advice on which one we think is most suitable for you.
We can arrange a free initial consultation about your claim and you will be under no obligation to make a claim if you decide you don’t want to proceed. This meeting will also give you the opportunity to be able to meet us and feel happy with us representing you.
Contact Us Today
We can help you to understand if you have a claim for repetitive strain injury so call us today on 0800 020 9311 to make an appointment with us.
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