Expertise in Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
The cause and effects of RSI are common knowledge: thus, it shouldn’t occur in a responsibly run workplace. But repetitive strain injury claims are a fact of life for those working in certain British industries.
Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI is a generic term in general. In short, RSI can identify 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.
If you believe you have suffered from repetitive strain injury, then contact The Compensation Experts. Our advisors can talk to you about your situation and let you know whether you may deserve compensation payments.
What is an RSI Claim?
To retain legal services on a claim for repetitive strain injury, it’s important to understand how RSI happens. And while RSI can include signs of carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI encompasses a variety of possible injuries besides that. These include:
In short, to start your claim process, RSI happens as a result of various factors.
- For instance, 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 also a possible component of a claim.
- Additionally, a victim may need to hold their body in the same position for an extensive period. For instance, this might occur when you’re using a keyboard or holding a phone.
- Repetitive movement is another common when operating machinery, including on a production line.
You can develop RSI whenever you work in an office, construction site, factory, or nearly any other working environment. For employee health and safety in so many lines of works, hands, wrists, muscles and tendons can all feel the aftershock of RSI-related repetitive tasks. The duty of care, then, for employers should endeavour to prevent an RSI compensation claim against your employer from materialising.
What employers should do about repetitive strain injury claims
Accordingly, employers can help prevent cases of RSI, including:
- Undertaking a risk assessment of a worker’s station, for instance.
- Providing necessary equipment to make a workspace suitable, such as an ergonomic mouse, or a height-adjustable chair
- Educating staff on safe working practices and how they can help prevent office injuries and RSI
As well as employers having a responsibility, employees also have a duty to keep their workspace safe. An employer is not liable for an injury in certain kinds of situations. For example, say that an employee does not cooperate with a risk assessment.
Or, if their circumstances change and they do not notify their employer. An example of this would be if the employee injures themselves outside of work. But they did not make changes in work to accommodate their injury.
Compensation for Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
We understand that most people have never been through the process of claiming compensation before. Indeed, it can seem like a process fraught with complications and confusion when you first go through it. Our friendly advisors are on hand to offer you a free, no-obligation consultation. In essence, we give you the information you need to decide how to proceed.
At The Compensation Experts, we work with a select group of personal injury 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 to show your injury was avoidable. Moreover, they’ll prove the injury’s causation was another party’s negligence or mistake. But they will also represent your best interests and negotiate on your behalf for an equitable resolution.
Classifying Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
There are two big differences in classifying repetitive strain disorders these days for a claim. For instance, Type 1 refers to a musculoskeletal disorder, whilst 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.
Again, be sure to check with us to see if you have a claim and if a body can be made responsible.
Many of our clients opt for our No Win No Fee* agreement, in fact. Its means that you don’t have an expensive legal bill upfront. But it also takes away the risk of you being liable for any fees should your claim be unsuccessful. That’s because you only pay us if we get compensation for you.
Above all, the easiest way to start is just to call us. Alternatively, fill in our online form and we will call you back at a time to suit you.
A Duty to Care that Avoids RSI Claims
Like any other business, workers expect employers to do two main things.
- First, offer a safe, healthy working environment where people can do what they do best and grow professionally.
- The second (and above all) is to meet a duty of care that also ensures employee safety.
In a like manner: when employers fall short, victims can claim compensation for their losses.
*Please note that regarding RSI claims, certain conditions may apply.
Factoring in Time Limits
Because so much time passes, you might think that a claim has no chance of success. But that’s simply not the case, as certain claims are claims dealing with time beyond the initial exposure. At The Compensation Experts, we work with solicitors who have proven experience in obtaining compensation for hand and wrist diseases and conditions.
It is the nature of these claims that they often arise long after the exposure. Indeed, the passing of 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 like ours cannot successfully obtain compensation.
Get in Touch
Please contact The Compensation Experts today in the event that you want to learn more about a claim. We’ll arrange for you to take a free, no-obligation consultation with a legal expert. Accordingly, 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 RSI claims is the right course of action for you and your family.
Call today using our freephone number today. Or fill on our online contact form and let us call you at a time that suits.
Need some help Repetitive Strain Injury Claims?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will 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.
Why should you use us for Repetitive Strain Injury Claims?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate. *conditions may apply
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert repetitive strain injury claims advisors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis*, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. *conditions may apply