Repetitive Strain Injury (R.S.I.)

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You have suffered Repetitive Strain Injury (R.S.I) symptoms in your joints which have been caused by your work or workplace.

  • Pain, aching, tenderness, stiffness, throbbing, tingling, numbness, weakness and cramp.
  • Affecting your wrists, hands, forearms, elbows, neck and shoulders.

 

About Repetitive Strain Injury (R.S.I.)

Symptoms of R.S.I. have been recognised as an occupational health hazard for many years. If your job or workplace for instance exposed you to carrying out a lot of repetitive work, you may have already developed a repetitive strain injury or be at an increased risk of doing so in the future. Potentially any worker, who, through their employment, has to carry out repetitive work, could be at risk.

Your employer is under a legal duty to ensure your well being and protection in the work place and to minimise the risk of exposure. If you are suffering from R.S.I., you may have grounds for a no win, no fee claim.

 

Example Occupations

There are many occupations that can potentially lead to R.S.I. exposure including;

Industrial Labourers                                      Keyboard Workers

Production Line Workers                              Assembly Workers

Audio Typists                                                  Secretaries

and many more.

 

Symptoms of R.S.I

Repetitive Strain Injury (R.S.I.) is a term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused through repetitive actions or overuse. It is a work related upper limb disorder as it mainly affects forearms and elbows, wrists and hands, neck and shoulders.

The symptoms that affect these areas can include pain, aching, tenderness, stiffness, throbbing, tingling, numbness, weakness and cramp.

 

How is R.S.I. Caused?

If your job involves repetitive activities, doing a high intensity action without breaks, or activities forcing you into an awkward position or poor posture, then it is possible that you may have developed symptoms of R.S.I.. Such exposure has been regarded as an occupational hazard for many years and your employer should have taken steps to minimize your exposure. These preventative steps include designing work so employees do not spend too long carrying out the same activity, having a system of staff rotation in place and allowing employees to take regular breaks.  If your employer has not taken such steps then this may amount to negligence and has put you at risk as a result.

 

If you suffer from R.S.I. you may have grounds for a claim.

  • You need not be still employed by your employer to make an R.S.I. claim.
  • You don’t need to have had a formal diagnosis or medical treatment for your condition to make a claim

 

For no obligation advice, call free on 0800 092 1443 or fill in the form and we’ll call you back

 

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In a reported case in 2005, Ms K, received £12,000 (over £16,000 in current terms) for the repetitive strain injury caused through her employment as a masseuse between 1999 and 2001.  Furthermore, she also received £14,000 for loss of earnings and a loss of competitiveness in seeking employment.

Also, in another reported case in 2005, Ms F received £11,500 (nearly £16,000 in current terms) for the repetitive strain injuries sustained through her employment as an audio typist between 1980 and 1999. She suffered chronic pain in her hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. Additionally she received over £110,000 in respect of other losses, including loss of future earnings and medical expenses.

You may also be able to recover past and future loss of earnings and other expenses including medical costs, expenses for adaptations and modifications required around the home, the cost of care, plus many others.

 

Continuing disability in both sides involving surgery and loss of employment:

£16,650 – £19,330

Continuing, fluctuating symptoms in left or right side:

£11,300 – £13,670

Symptoms resolving within three years:

£6,575 – £8,990

Complete recovery within a few weeks or months:

£1,675 – £2,940

Source: Judicial College Guidelines. 13th Edition

Call or email us. There is absolutely no obligation to proceed and if you tell us what’s happened, we will briefly explain if we think you have a claim and the procedure for filing a claim and the time limits that apply.

Step 1

Fill in the contact form above or call us on 0800 092 1443.

 

Step 2

We discuss your claim to work out your eligibility.

 

Step 3

We act on your behalf to reach a settlement with the other party.

 

Step 4

You receive your compensation.

 

We offer an absolute and guaranteed no win, no fee agreement, it’s that simple. If successful, we take a fee of up to 20% (plus 4% VAT) of the award of compensation, absolutely no more. If unsuccessful, our clients pay us nothing.

 

 

We are an award winning team of solicitors who specialise in industrial illness and injury claims. We use our many years of experience and knowledge in this area to file claims with employers’ insurers. Using our specialist knowledge of health and safety and negligence law, we prove and value our clients’ injuries and successfully negotiate maximum settlements with insurers. Where we are able to prove an injury, we are successful in most claims.

That’s not a problem, just call or email and we will advise you if you have a claim and the time limits that apply. You don’t have to proceed but we do hope that if you do decide to proceed later, you will think about using our services. We believe we offer an unrivalled service and have righted many wrongs for our clients. We have countless recommendations, commendations and “thank you’s” from our clients. Here is a selection:-

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