A repetitive strain injury is a general term used to describe a pain felt in the muscles, tendons and nerves. Mostly seen in wrists, hands, forearms, shoulders and the neck, other warning signs to look out for include stiffness, cramp, tingling and numbness. It is important to remember that symptoms do vary from person to person, so you can suffer from RSI without having all the warning signs.
Are you performing repetitive tasks?
A repetitive strain injury is caused by performing an activity repeatedly or over an extended period of time. Certain factors can increase the danger of repetitive strain injuries developing, including high intensity activities, cold climates, poor posture and stress.
If you find that you regularly perform repetitive tasks, either at work or at home, this could be the cause of your muscle pain and repetitive strain injury.
Muscle pain caused by work
When you perform repetitive tasks as part of your employment, which are usually associated with office and manual work, your employer should have health and safety measures in place to protect you from harm, such as regular breaks and workplace training.
If you have a repetitive strain injury and believe it has been caused by your employer failing to live up to their legal obligation to protect you from occupational hazards, you may be entitled to claim RSI compensation for any financial and medical issues caused.
Turn to Roberts Jackson for legal advice
Our solicitors specialising in industrial disease and work related conditions can help you to pursue a compensation claim if it is found that your employer is responsible for your repetitive strain injury.
Contact us on 0800 001 4496 for a free initial consultation with one of our legal specialists, where we will learn more about your circumstances and offer advice on the best options available to you.