Computer Related Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive strain injuries caused from badly set-up work stations, a wrong mouse or keyboard, account for large numbers of Occupational Disease claims within the workplace.
A repetitive injury, in general, occurs when excessive stress is placed on a particular joint, such as a wrist joint. When the stress repeatedly occurs, the body does not recover quickly enough and the joint becomes irritated. The body reacts to this irritation by pumping fluid into the affected area to reduce the stress on the muscle or tendon.
Other conditions that are caused by repeatedly using the wrong office equipment are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – swelling of the carpal tunnel within the wrist.
- Tendonitis – tearing/inflammation of tendons.
- Epicondylitis – tennis elbow.
- Cervical radiculpathy – disk compression of the neck.
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy – dry, swollen hands with loss of muscle control.
- Ganglion cyst – lump in the wrist from leaked tendons.
If you are suffering from pains in your wrists due to your mouse, having issues because of your keyboard or are experiencing pins and needles because of the general set-up of your workstation you should report these symptoms of RSI to your employer. They will make a record of this and should perform a risk assessment on your workstation. Your Manager has a responsibility to monitor these issues, including reviewing the risk assessment.
Additionally, you should also visit your GP with your ongoing symptoms.
We will not only help you gain maximum compensation for you or a loved ones suffering, we could also help you claim for medical expenses, lost wages and other possible out of pocket expenses.
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