Are You Entitled to Make a Repetitive Strain Injury Claim?
If you have suffered a repetitive strain injury while at work and it is likely that your employer has caused it by not providing the correct ergonomic adjustments or break periods, then you could be entitled to make a repetitive strain injury claim.
What Can You Claim For?
A repetitive strain injury (RSI) is the result of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems being negatively affected by the participation of repetitive tasks. The common professions where there is an increased risk of RSI include:
- Secretaries and Admin Staff
- Typists/Clerical/Data Processors
- Road Maintenance Staff
- Machine Operators
However, repetitive strain injury is by no means limited to the above professions and here at Scott Rees and Co, we can help with your repetitive strain injury claim regardless of your profession..
What are the Symptoms?
There are a variety of symptoms of repetitive strain injury, which can depend on the seriousness of the damage you have suffered. The most common symptoms include:
- Muscle tenderness
- Pain in fingers, wrists, arms and shoulders
- Heaviness in arms and wrists
- Tingling sensation in fingertips
- Restriction of joints
- Loss of strength
- Loss of Sensation
- Whiteness on the finger