If you believe that you have sustained a repetitive strain injury at work and want to claim compensation for the damage caused, it is likely that you have some questions about the process.
Roberts Jackson specialises in providing a comprehensive legal service to workers with industrial injuries and conditions. Dedicated to providing open and honest support, we have answered some of the most common questions to help put your mind at ease and understand a little bit more about the process. Of course, if you want any further information, feel free to call us on 0800 001 4496.
What causes a repetitive strain injury at work?
You can sustain a repetitive strain injury after carrying out repetitive tasks as part of your employment.
People working in manufacturing or production lines are at risk of developing the condition in their arms, wrists, shoulders, finger and thumbs through performing repetitive manual tasks in a difficult position or with force. Meanwhile, office workers can get aches and pains in their upper limbs through excessive, repetitive typing.
What counts as a repetitive strain injury?
The term repetitive strain injury covers a wide range of injuries and condition related to the upper body, including frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, shoulder pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.
If you are uncertain as to whether you have a repetitive strain injury, we would recommend that you get in contact with a medical practitioner. They will be able to provide you with an official diagnosis and also determine whether or not your injury has been caused by your employment.
Can I make a claim for repetitive strain injury?
If your employer has not implemented the correct health and safety measures needed to prevent workers from developing repetitive strain injuries, which has caused your upper limbs to suffer, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for RSI.
Roberts Jackson can help you to determine whether or not your employer is responsible for your repetitive strain injury, ensuring that we only start the claims process if it is in your best interests.
Can I claim for RSI with pre-existing injury?
If you had a repetitive strain injury that has gotten worse as a result of your current employment, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the further damage that has been caused.
If you informed your employer of your repetitive strain injury and they failed to take any appropriate action, which resulted in additional damage to your upper limbs, Roberts Jackson can help you to claim compensation for the pain and suffering, financial setbacks and medical treatment caused.
How much compensation can you receive for RSI?
The compensation achieved from repetitive strain injury claims can differ from case to case.
Roberts Jackson will always work hard to achieve claimants the compensation that they deserve. Our solicitors have plenty of experience in managing repetitive strain injury claims and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for all workers, so can be relied upon to secure you the RSI compensation you require for both the present and the future.
If you would like to make a claim with Roberts Jackson, feel free to fill in the claims enquiry form on the right hand side. A member of our legal team will take a look at your details and get in contact in order to begin the process.