Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), unlike most other types of personal injury claim, are usually associated with doing a particular activity repeatedly or for a long period of time, rather than a single event. It often occurs in people who work with computers or carry out repetitive manual work.
If you have suffered a Repetitive Strain Injury which is due to someone else’s negligence then you could make a Repetitive Strain Injury compensation claim with the help of Vincents Solicitors. Call us today on 0800 310 2000 and speak to one of our Personal Injury Solicitors about your potential Personal Injury Claim.
There are two main types of RSI. The first of which, Type 1, is when a doctor can diagnose a recognised medical condition due to symptoms like swelling and inflammation of the muscles or tendons. This includes conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis and tendonitis.
The second, Type 2, is when a doctor cannot diagnose a medical condition from the symptoms. This is usually because there are no obvious symptoms, just a feeling of pain. Type 2 RSI is also referred to as non-specific pain syndrome.
Each type of RSI usually has the same effect on the sufferer so therefore does not directly affect how much compensation you can claim. However, how you are affected as an individual, such as if you had to have surgery, how much pain you suffered and your ability to work, will affect how much your settlement will be.
How to make a Repetitive Strain Injury claim
Employers are obliged to assess the risks of their employees suffering from a Repetitive Strain Injury under very strict Health and Safety legislation.
Establishing causation and linking the injury to the workplace is often the major hurdle in taking RSI claims forward. Whilst the medical profession has been making the diagnosis of RSI for many years, the courts have been very slow to recognise it so the difficulty claimants have to face is that the courts are concerned with absolute proof.
However, one of our expert personal injury lawyers will work hard to determine:
- Whether your employer was aware that you were at risk of an RSI
- Whether your employer failed to take reasonable steps to prevent or reduce risk of an RSI injury
- Whether your RSI injury was caused by the work you were required to carry out
If we are able to prove all of this then we will be able to help you overcome the injuries and difficulties you face by making a meticulous and effective Repetitive Strain Injury claim on your behalf. Contact Vincents Solicitors today to find out more.