Making an RSI claim
Repetitive strain injury, or RSI, is a term that’s entered our language in recent years, but what exactly does it mean?
Also known as work-related upper limb disorder (WRULD), it’s a phrase that covers a wide range of conditions, including tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and carpal tunnel syndrome.
These conditions are often caused – or made worse – by work.
What Causes RSI?
Repetitive strain injuries are most prevalent in two particular fields of work:
RSI is common among factory workers engaged in manufacturing and production lines that involve repetitive tasks. These tasks can result in pain and discomfort in the wrists, arms, shoulders, and fingers/thumbs.
White Collar Work
RSI is also found in office workers whose daily duties include typing, inputting data, secretarial responsibilities, and other similar duties which can lead to pain in the upper limbs.
The Symptoms of RSI
The symptoms of repetitive strain injury can vary from person to person, depending on the nature of the injury. Nevertheless, certain symptomatic characteristics commonly include:
– Tingling or numb fingers
In some instances, the symptoms can disappear once you’ve finished the task at hand but will often reappear in the following days or weeks.
The pain can vary from a numb, dull sensation to an intensely sharp pain.
If you start to suffer from any of these symptoms, it’s imperative you tell your employer immediately. That way, you can give your employer the opportunity to make adjustments to your working environment in order to hopefully alleviate any future problems and prevent the condition being exacerbated.
How can I make an RSI claim?
If you’ve suffered – or are suffering – from the symptoms of RSI, you may wish to make a claim for compensation.
At New Deal Fair Deal, we’ll be able to deal with an RSI claim on your behalf on a No Win – No Fee basis.
Whether it’s collating sufficient evidence, speaking to witnesses or negotiating the final compensation settlement, we’ll advise and support you every step of the way and ensure you get the maximum level of compensation you’re entitled to.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation you’ll receive for RSI injuries depends completely on your personal circumstances, but factors such as the level of pain and suffering, loss of income, medical costs, and the future costs of medical treatment and care will be taken into consideration.
Making an RSI claim- Call us today
We have a highly skilled and experienced team of lawyers who are ready to assist you with your RSI claim and any queries you may have.
Call us today for a free, no-obligation assessment on 0333 888 0408