Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
We specialise in helping victims of repetitive strain injury claim the compensation they deserve. If you have been diagnosed within the last three years, complete our contact form and our experts will get back to you at your convenience.
Expertise in Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is a generic term; RSI can refer to various soft tissue injuries from adverse repetitive actions over a duration of months or years. RSI can happen in any work environment including kitchens, offices, and factories. The effects of repetitive strain injuries shouldn’t occur in a responsibly-run workplace, but it’s unfortunately a fact of life for many industries.
If you believe you have suffered or are suffering from a repetitive strain injury, contact The Compensation Experts; our agents can talk through your situation and let you know whether you may deserve RSI compensation.
What is a Repetitive Strain Injury Claim?
Before you can start thinking about RSI compensation payouts, it’s important to understand how these injuries happens; while RSI can include signs of carpal tunnel syndrome, there are various other factors to consider:
- It can result from a poor workstation ill-suited for the user’s needs. Perhaps the desk is the wrong height, or the victim may have to stretch to use their keyboard.
- Regular heavy lifting is a possible part of an RSI claim.
- A victim may need to hold their body in the same position for an extensive period. For instance, using a keyboard or holding a phone.
- Repetitive movement is another common cause of RSI. For instance, operating machinery on a production line.
Which Parts of the Body are Affected by Repetitive Strain Injury?
Repetitive strain injury commonly affects the muscles, joints and tendons in the upper body and limbs. It is most common in the:
How employers can avoid repetitive strain injury claims
Like any other business, workers expect employers to do two main things.
- Offer a safe, healthy working environment where people can do what they do best and grow professionally.
- Meet a duty of care that also ensures employee safety.
- Undertaking a risk assessment of an employee’s station or workplace.
- Providing necessary equipment to make a workspace suitable, such as an ergonomic mouse or a height-adjustable chair. This includes personal protective equipment.
- Educating staff on safe working practices and how they can help prevent office injuries and RSI.
However, employees also have a duty to keep their workspace safe; for instance, an employer is not liable when an employee does not cooperate with a risk assessment.
Compensation for Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
We understand that most people have never been through the process of claiming compensation before; it can initially seem like a process fraught with complications and confusion.
However, our friendly agents are on hand to offer you a free, no-obligation conversation. At The Compensation Experts, we work with a select group of leading RSI compensation solicitors who have the right experience that helps you obtain the optimal payment in the shortest possible time.
They’ll help find and compile the evidence that shows your injury was avoidable. Moreover, they’ll also prove the injury was caused by another party’s negligence or mistake.
Classifying Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
There are two big differences in classifying repetitive strain disorders these days for a claim:
- Type 1 refers to a musculoskeletal disorder
- Type 2 addresses diffuse disorders. Diffuse disorders, in contrast, are more of a nerve damage condition in certain vocations.
Lost production due to RSI injuries costs UK businesses up to £20billion annually, and with loads of different conditions falling under the RSI umbrella, repetitive strain injury claims are not uncommon. Such conditions might include (but by no means can it be exclusive to):
- Tendinosis (or possibly Tendinitis)
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- De Quervain Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Intersection Syndrome
- Golfer’s Elbow, or Medial Epicondylitis
- Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis
- Trigger Finger, or Stenosing Tenosynovitis
- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
- Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome, and
- Focal Dystonia
Be sure to check with us to see if you have a claim and if a body can be made responsible.
Can I Claim for Repetitive Strain Injury?
Many of our clients opt for our no win, no fee agreement (*Conditions may apply), which means you don’t have to settle an expensive legal bill upfront. Instead, this takes away the risk of you being liable for any fees, should your claim be unsuccessful, and you’ll only pay us if we get compensation for you.
The easiest way to start is just to call us on 0800 182 2185. Alternatively, complete our online form and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
*Please note that, when making an RSI claim, certain conditions may apply.
Time Limits when Making Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
Because of the nature of repetitive strain injuries, issues often arise long after exposure. Indeed, time can cause complications, such as the firms responsible for your repetitive strain practices ceasing to trade.
Yet that does not mean that a good compensation lawyer cannot successfully obtain compensation. At The Compensation Experts, we work with expert solicitors capable of obtaining the RSI compensation you deserve.
Get in Touch
Please contact The Compensation Experts today if you want to learn more about making an RSI claim. We’ll arrange for you to take a free, no-obligation conversation with an agent. They can answer your initial questions and give you the information you need. Above all, you’ll be in a position to decide whether pursuing compensation for repetitive strain injury claims is the right thing to do.
Call today using our freephone number 01614138765 today. Or fill on our online contact form and let us call you.
Am I eligible?
You may be eligible for repetitive strain injury compensation, if you have suffered physically or developed symptoms in the last three years.
Exceptions to this are industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In each case, you may have a longer period to make an RSI claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every case is different, there's no exact RSI compensation calculator, and claims can vary. Factors that contribute to RSI compensation payouts include the extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, and future losses.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much repetitive strain injury compensation you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim, it’s important to know what to expect from the process. That’s why we make a repetitive strain injury claim as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence, and notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.Find out more