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RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) is caused by mechanical irritation which upsets the body’s highly-tuned natural balance. It is an inflammation of the tendon sheaths in the fingers and hands, wrists and elbows, which may eventually progress to the upper arms and shoulders.
Initially, symptoms may only be noticeable when carrying out a particular task/ activity. However, without treatment, the symptoms of RSI may eventually become constant and cause longer periods of pain. Common symptoms include: Pain, aching or tenderness, Stiffness, Throbbing, Tingling or numbness, Weakness or Cramps.
Your Employer has a legal duty to try and prevent work–related RSI and ensure anyone who already has the condition doesn’t get any worse. Employers are under a duty of care to ensure their Employees are not put at any foreseeable risk as far as practicable.
At Oakwood Solicitors, our Industrial Disease solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with both Type 1 RSI and Type 2 RSI claims. If you are suffering from RSI, this may have been caused by your employers’ negligence regarding your safety for which you may be able to receive compensation.
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What is a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?
RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) is caused by mechanical irritation which upsets the body’s highly-tuned natural balance. It is an inflammation of the tendon sheaths in the fingers and hands, wrists and elbows, which may eventually progress to the upper arms and shoulders. RSI is also often referred to as WRULD, or Work Related Upper Limb Disorder.
Often, stiffness in the spinal joints of the neck and upper back aggravate or even cause RSI in the arms and hands. Spinal problems cause irritation of the nerves as they exit the spine, leading to problems in the muscles they supply.
A Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an injury to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. This may be caused by repetitive tasks, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions.
Can it be caused by work?
Certainly. An RSI can easily be triggered things such as an increase to your workload or the speed at which you have been asked to work. Use of vibration tools or machineries can also be the cause of repetitive strain injuries and related injuries such as Vibration Injuries.
Could my employer be liable for compensation?
Employers have a duty of care to their employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974); they are required to provide “safe systems of work” in order to prevent work-related RSI.
More recent legislation requires employers to ensure that working environments are comfortable and appropriately adjusted by carrying out risk assessments. Risk assessments cover topics such as; The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992; The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005; and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
What is my claim worth?
The value of your claim depends on many factors including the severity of your symptoms. It’s not uncommon for claims to be worth in excess of £10,000.00.
Will it cost me anything?
Your claim would be dealt with under a “no-win-no-fee” agreement. There’s no cost to you if you lose your claim. If your claim is successful, we take 25% of your compensation. It’s that easy.
Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd?
Oakwood Solicitors Ltd agrees to work on your Industrial Disease claim on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be expected to pay us a penny. If you are successful in your claim, we take a percentage of the compensation meaning that the only time we will receive money is if we have brought your claim to a fruitful conclusion.
You will have a dedicated advisor who will see your claim through from start to finish, assisting you in the event of any queries or issues you may have. If it is preferable to you, we are able to assign a female advisor to carry out your claim. Your case handler will also continue to provide regular updates until the conclusion of your claim, ensuring the process is as stress-free and effortless as possible.
Contact Oakwood Solicitors Ltd and provide us with some details about your suspected Industrial Disease matter. We will then assess the viability of your claim, and there is absolutely no obligation to proceed. You can provide information or get in touch by:
Tim Fieldhouse is a Solicitor and Head of our Industrial Disease department. Tim qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 having trained at national law firm Thompsons solicitors.
With experience in all areas of Personal Injury law, Tim has assisted many people suffering from irreversible hearing loss, hand symptoms and other illnesses that have developed as a direct consequence of work.
Within the Industrial Disease team, Tim is instructed to assist claimants in recovering compensation for illnesses that are a direct consequence of working conditions, sometimes from many decades earlier.