Your employer has a legal requirement to protect you from injury while at work, but sometimes proper safeguards aren’t taken and injuries can develop. If you’re suffering from a workplace related repetitive strain injury you may be entitled to compensation.
What Is A Repetitive Strain Injury?
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term for soft-tissue injuries caused by repetitive activity. It’s a common complaint for people whose work involves repetitive tasks and employers have a duty of care to ensure their employees are protected from RSI.
RSI can lead to extended time off work and make carrying out basic daily activities, like getting dressed or driving, difficult. Common types of RSI include conditions such as tennis elbow/golfers elbow (epicondylitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, vibration white finger, and hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).
What Are The Main Causes Of RSI And What Should Your Employer Have Done To Protect You?
Repetitive strain injuries can occur in any type of job. Some of the most common causes of RSI in the workplace include:
Repeated use of vibrating tools
Poorly designed workspaces that don't allow you to work comfortably
Production lines/assembly lines
Your employer has a legal obligation to protect you from injury in the workplace by providing you with appropriate breaks, safe working conditions, RSI prevention training, and suitable equipment. If you’re suffering from an RSI and believe your employer has failed to safeguard your health, then you may be able to claim compensation.
How Can You Claim For RSI?
If you’re suffering from a repetitive strain injury and you believe your employer is responsible, arrange a
free initial consultation with one of our workplace injury solicitors to discuss your case.
When making a claim against your employer you’re protected by law from unfair treatment or dismissal. You can also make an RSI claim against a former employer, even if they’re no longer in business.
If we think you have a case and you’re happy for us to represent you, then we’ll begin gathering evidence in support of your claim. We’ll seek a fair settlement that compensates you not only for your pain and suffering, but also takes into account loss of income and medical expenses.
What Are The Time Limits For Claiming?
You usually need to make a repetitive strain injury compensation claim within three years of finding out that your injury is related to your work. Once you’re aware that your injury is related to your job, it’s best to make a claim as soon as possible as this makes it easier to find evidence in support of your case.
No Win No Fee RSI Claims
You may be able to make your claim with us through a
no win no fee agreement. This means that you pay no upfront fees and will only pay us if your claim is settled successfully. In this case, most of your fees will be covered by your opponent, with the rest coming from your settlement award. If you don’t receive a settlement then you won’t pay anything towards your legal costs*. Why Choose Us?
Our team of expert personal injury lawyers have decades of experience settling RSI claims. Your case will be handled with the utmost care and we’ll ensure any settlement reached reflects what you’ve been through and what your future care needs will be.
We understand that making a claim for compensation against your employer can seem daunting. So we aim to make the claims process as straightforward as possible, supporting you every step of the way and ensuring your rights are fully protected throughout.
If you or a loved one have suffered from a workplace related RSI and would like to make a claim, you can contact us on
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