Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) or Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD) are umbrella names for conditions like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Bursitis and to some extent Vibration White Finger. These conditions arise from tendons, muscles and nerves being damaged by prolonged repetitive movements with no adequate breaks or rotation of tasks.
Symptoms include pain, swelling, tingling, cramps or numbness in the neck, arms, hands or shoulders. Risk factors include repetitive working in the cold, constant application of force, use of unsuitable hand tools, poor posture and poor work station layout.
All employers have a responsibility to protect your health and safety and to ensure that steps are taken to minimise the risk of you suffering from one of these conditions.
If you have developed RSI and your employers did not protect you from that risk, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
To find out more about our claims process and how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve, contact us on 01754 897 150 for a free initial consultation where we will explain the options available to you.