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How To Claim Compensation For Your RSI Injury

People who work in occupations such as musicians, factory workers, machine workers, drivers and office and admin workers are just some of those at risk from developing Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

Aim Accident Management can help you collect a compensation settlement for the considerable discomfort and trouble that RSI can cause, including inability to work resulting in loss of earnings. Substantial compensation payments have resulted form RSI injuries at work.

What Is RSI?

Repetitive Strain Injury is caused by repeating the same physical movements. It is an accumulative injury as opposed to a short term one.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) usually relates to injuries affecting neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and fingers, especially around the muscles and joints. In the main though RSI is usually located in the hands, arms and wrists and as such largely results from repetitive manual handling or other repetitive task such as typing or assembly line work.

Many jobs carry huge risks of RSI if not properly prevented or treated at an early stage. Once the pain takes hold it tends to get worse if the repetitive activities are maintained leading to increased weakness and lack of a proper ability to function efficiently or over long periods of time.

Repetitive Strain Injuries include:

  • Throbbing Pain
  • Aches
  • Pins and Needles
  • Loss of Sensation
  • Sharp Pains
  • Stiffness and Discomfort
  • Weakness and Lack of Stamina

Because of the sustained wear on the affected part of body it can be hard to recover from. In worst case scenarios it can lead to long-term debilitating conditions and even permanent injury. With the consequences to the RSI sufferer including a loss of earnings and long-term medical treatments, a successful injury claim can result in a substantial compensation payment.

Types of RSI

Other names for RSI or injuries related to it include:

  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Repetitive Motion Disorder (RMD)
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CT)
  • Occupational Overuse Syndrome
  • Regional Musculoskeletal Disorder
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorder
  • Non Specific Arm Pain
  • Writers Cramp

Can I Make A Claim?

If you have suffered RSI in part or in full due to the negligence of your employer you should be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Was your RSI caused, although not necessarily fully, by your work injury and the failure of your employer to do enough to minimise your risk of injury?

To make a valid RSI compensation claim you need to be able to show that you were exposed to a risk of Repetitive Strain Injury at your work and your employer knew or should have known that something could have been done to help you.

Common Occupations At Risk From RSI

Office workers using computers and VDU monitors and display equipment are one of the higher risk sectors prone to RSI although the list of workers and occupations at risk from RSI injury is almost endless. Any job which involves repetitive hand, arm or body activity can cause RSI, including professional sportsmen and women, including cricket and tennis players; and commonly musicians, including drummers, bass players, guitarists, violinists, flute players.
As well as office workers examples of at risk RSI professions include engineering, manufacturing and construction workers: packaging operatives, assembly line workers, welders and joiners, electricians, sanders, bricklayers, fitters and turners.

Food processing workers like confectioners, fishmongers and butchers are also at risk of Repetitive Strain Injury as are taxi, truck and bus drivers and most other kinds of drivers. Shop workers including shelf stackers and checkout staff are also at risk of RSI. Scientists and lab workers, postmen and women, cleaners, hairdressers, journalists, bank clerks and dancers are also prone to RSI.

Other examples of jobs susceptible to RSI include:

  • Warehouse Operatives
  • Painter and Decorators
  • Gardeners
  • Data Entry Staff
  • Bricklayers
  • Secretaries
  • Video Game Testers
  • Sewing Machinists
  • Telephonists
  • Customer Service Workers

All of these professions have been affected by RSI. If you work in one of these fields or another which involves repetitive work and you think you are suffering from RSI you could be eligible for a compensation claim.

Gain Legal Advice For Your RSI Work Injury

Remember, if your employer did not take reasonable precautions to prevent your RSI from developing at work, then you may have a case for a successful RSI compensation claim.

Before you do anything it is advisable to speak to a workplace injury lawyer and gain impartial legal advice on your options. A lawyer with expertise in the field of RSI work injury claims can offer you the impartial, professional legal advice you need. If you feel your RSI problem has been sustained at work due to a lack of care on the part of your employer feel free to contact Aim Accident Management who will be glad to help you.