Repetitive Strain InjuriesHave you developed RSI from your job or work?
Repetitive Strain Injury
Have you developed Repetitive Strain Injury from work or from a job? If the answer is ‘yes’ then Mercury Legal Online will be able to help you claim compensation for your injury, particularly if your job:
- Continuous repetitive actions
- Working long hours
- Over repetitive tasks
- Suffering pain in limbs
- Unable to work
- Loss of income
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is the more commonly known term for a group of disorders called Work Related Upper Limb Disorders or WRULDS. RSIs can be serious and they can affect up to half a million workers each year. Repetitive strain injury is caused by:
- Continuous repetitive action
- Pushing and pulling
- Working with excessive workloads
- Working long hours
- Doing repetitive tasks
- Overuse or work in an awkward position
- Pressurised actions such as twisting, squeezing, hammering
Jobs at Risk of RSI
Very few occupations and jobs are exempt from the dangers of repetitive strain injuries and our clients come from all walks of life, from factory workers to computer programmers. Often it is not simply the nature of the work being undertaken that can lead to RSI conditions arising but a number of other factors as well including:
- The length of time you undertake certain tasks
- Whether or not there is job rotation in place
- The temperature of your work area
- The frequency of breaks/rests
- The setup of your work station
In addition there is no doubt that certain individuals are more prone to developing RSI than others, it is not uncommon where there are lots of people doing identical jobs for only a small number to develop medical problems whereas their work colleagues remain trouble free. Just because everyone else is fine it does not mean that you may not have a claim, employers are under a duty to look after the welfare of all of their employees not just the majority of them.
Although doctors are becoming more aware of the dangers of repetitive strain injuries it still remains the case that they can take some time to be diagnosed initially, all too often early signs of RSI diseases are dismissed as simple wear and tear. Similarly we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to reporting problems under this category as most of us fail to act when he early symptoms appear and try to shrug them off as a strain or muscle pull and try to carry on in the hope that the problems will resolve themselves. Unfortunately they rarely do and continuing to work when you have a repetitive strain injury can lead to serious long term medical problems.
If you think that you may be affected by a repetitive strain injury, regardless if it has been formally diagnosed or not, contact Mercury Legal Online today to see if our specialist lawyers can help you on a no up front fees basis.
Claim the compensation you deserve
At Mercury Legal we understand that developing an RSI can be painful. Whilst most RSIs will be diagnosed and treated, RSIs which go untreated can develop in some cases into permanent disability. If you believe that you have developed symptoms of RSI as a consequence of your employment then Mercury Legal Online team can help you make a claim for RSI compensation. From the 1st April 2013 when you contact us you will not be asked to pay any money whatsoever up front and even if your claim is unsuccessful through no fault of your own you will never be asked to pay anything to anyone.
Talk to us today
Simply fill in our compensation claim form and one of our expert advisers will be in touch or if you prefer you can talk directly to someone now by calling our 24hr Mercury Legal helpline on 0800 122 3130, or request a call back – your claim will be dealt with immediately either way.
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