Expert help to end the pain of repetitive strain injury
If you’ve been in a job where you perform the same action over and over, you may be at risk of suffering from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). If you’ve been suffering from RSI, you’ll know that apart from pain and discomfort, it can also hamper your ability to do your job, creating a stressful situation with many wide-ranging worries. Carter Law solicitors are specially trained to help people just like you get the help, rehabilitation and compensation you need to get things back on track.
What is RSI?
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is simply an overuse of a joint which causes inflammation and damage to the joint. RSI can cause stiffness, tingling or numb fingers, weakness and cramps. Many sufferers complain of pain in the arms or wrists as the main symptoms, which have two main causes.
• Factory related – this can occur in situations where workers perform repetitive tasks in a difficult posture, causing pains in their arms, wrists, shoulders and fingers.
• Office related – this can occur, for example, where employees have frequent use of a keyboard and mouse causing continuous muscle contraction due to being in a fixed and unsupported position for too long.
The types of RSI that our industrial disease solicitors commonly deal with include:
• Bursitis Claims
• Carpal Tunnel Claims
• Miner’s Knee Claim
• Tenosynovitis Claims
How we can help
If you are suffering from a repetitive strain injury, it is important you notify your employer so they can attempt to change your working conditions to alleviate your pain. If your employer does not take steps to protect you, we can help pursue a claim for compensation. Our expert team can help get you specialist medical attention and rehabilitation to minimise the impact on your daily life and inform you of your rights.
Many employees are reluctant to pursue a claim against their employer for fear of jeopardising their position. However, our experience tells us that conditions for themselves and colleagues are often improved after changes to the workplace environment and working conditions. Our specialist solicitors have the experience and expertise to protect your rights and they will keep you up to date at every stage of the process, treating you with respect and sensitivity.