Category Archives: RSI

Miners’ outrage as DWP refuses to recognise Dupuytren’s as industrial disease

[breadcrumb] Miners’ outrage as DWP refuses to recognise Dupuytren’s as industrial disease A condition suffered by many ex-miners has been rejected by the Department of Work & Pensions as a prescribed industrial disease. Dupuytren’s Contracture or Disease is a condition which has been known as ‘claw hand’ as it affects the connective tissues in the […]

Have I got Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

[breadcrumb] Have I got Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Most of us have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome but what exactly is it? Also known as CTS, it is a painful condition due to compression of the median nerve connecting the wrist to the hand and fingers.  The carpal tunnel protects this nerve and is found on […]

HSE implements impromptu inspections in food manufacturing

[breadcrumb] HSE implements impromptu inspections in food manufacturing On 2nd January, the Health and Safety Executive announced a stringent inspection programme targeting the food manufacturing industry, starting from the date of the release of the news. The two key ill health issues they will look for are occupational asthma, caused by exposure to flour dust, […]

What are the Occupational Risks of Working on a Production Line?

[breadcrumb] What are the Occupational Risks of Working on a Production Line? It is no secret that human involvement on the modern day production line is becoming less and less. Advancements in technology has given us quicker, more accurate production and lower cost workforces based outside of the UK is ultimately driving more and more […]

It’s National Cupcake Week – but is baking as sweet as it seems?

[breadcrumb] It’s National Cupcake Week – but is baking as sweet as it seems? Whilst the baking world celebrates National Cupcake Week and the nation continues to be glued to the Great British Bake Off, it’s worth giving a thought to the thousands of people who work in baking in the UK, and who sometimes […]

Stars crash out of Wimbledon due to injury – but your Tennis Elbow could be caused by work, not sport

[breadcrumb] Stars crash out of Wimbledon due to injury – but your Tennis Elbow could be caused by work, not sport So many of the top players have crashed out of Wimbledon this year due to injury. The pounding their bodies come under as a result of an almost year-round global tennis season, is undeniable. […]

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9 Million days lost to workplace musculoskeletal pain last year

[breadcrumb] 9 Million days lost to workplace musculoskeletal pain last year The UK lost 8.8 million working days to work-related musculoskeletal disorders or WRMSD’s in 2016 according to latest statistics release by the Health & Safety Executive. Although this figure doesn’t differ greatly from previous years, the impact on businesses is nevertheless shocking.  Musculoskeletal disorders […]

RSI can affect anyone from Phil Collins to beauticians

[breadcrumb] RSI can affect anyone from Phil Collins to beauticians In the past, Repetitive Strain Injury was considered an illness limited to the factory workers repeating the same action all day.  With the advent of new technology, RSI has become more widespread and is known to affect a wide range of occupations. According to recent […]

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RSI Solicitor, Bill Singer, gives advice and insight into how upper limbs can be affected by the use of computer monitors

[breadcrumb] RSI Solicitor, Bill Singer, gives advice and insight into how upper limbs can be affected by the use of computer monitors Musculoskeletal problems affect thousands of workers across the UK every year, however, probably one of the most common forms are known as Upper Limb Disorders (ULD’s). ULD’s usually affect the neck, shoulders, arms, […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

[breadcrumb] The Do’s and Don’ts of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a debilitating condition that can be heavily linked with Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). It can cause a sufferer hours of continuous pain and has also been known to affect the sufferer’s sleep patterns due to the pain. Roberts Jackson Solicitors deal […]