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Repetitive Strain Injury is commonly known as RSI. It is a condition acquired following the repetitive use of certain parts of the body. Some jobs require the extensive use of certain types of equipment or tools which can create or worsen RSI symptoms. If your employer has not ensured that all safety measures have been met then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim for RSI.
There are many different strains of repetitive strain injuries (RSI), but all have some effect on the nerves, tendons and muscles within the body.
Repetitive Strain Injury can be caused by a number of different workplace environments. It is usually the result of the repetitive overuse of particular parts of the body for a prolonged period.
Common causes leading to repetitive strain injury claim compensation include:
Different forms of RSI include:
Because there are so many different strains of RSI, it is impossible to set down specific symptoms. Everyone is affected differently. Some can be serious and debilitating enough to prevent you from being able to work. If you have been prevented from working for a long period of time then compensation amounts will be higher than average but it is important to contact your personal injury lawyer to get a clearer picture on this.
Claiming compensation for RSI is not always easy and it is important to consultant a personal injury lawyer who specialises in industrial injuries. The reason it may be difficult is because claims of this type can be challenging to prove. For example, workers who use equipment like keyboards and industrial tools in their leisure time could be suffering from RSI as a result of that as well as their workplace activities. Experienced personal injury experts will be able to help establish the cause of your RSI and have access to a database of medical experts.
At Jefferies Solicitors, we understand the many different circumstances which can bring about RSI and the varying effects it can have on your life. If you believe you have suffered an injury of this nature because of the negligence of your employer then please contact us today so we can arrange to discuss your repetitive strain injury claims in more detail.
In addition to repetitive strain injury claims, at Jefferies, we also help clients with other types of industrial disease claims, ranging from emphysema claims to bursitis claims. If you’re looking to claim compensation for another industrial-related condition, do not hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 0800 342 3206 or make an online enquiry.