Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive strain injury is caused by repeating a certain action over and over again, resulting in strain to the muscles, tendons, or tissues. If you have suffered a repetitive strain injury as a result of the negligence of an employer that owes you a duty of care, then you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.
Repetitive Strain Injury at Work
People usually suffer from repetitive strain injury during the course of their employment, for example, those employees who spend all their time at a desk. Employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees and are required to carry out workstation assessments in compliance with health and safety regulations. If an employee suffers from a repetitive strain injury, as a result of a failure on the part of the employer, then the employee could be entitled to bring a compensation claim against their employer.
Repetitive strain injury is likely to occur when working without taking regular breaks. The most common causes of repetitive strain injury are manual labour, bad posture, lack of ergonomic equipment, extreme working conditions, manual handling and the use of certain types of machinery. These symptoms of repetitive strain injury can vary but will usually include tender muscles, lack of dexterity, joint pain, throbbing body parts and cramp. These symptoms will worsen over time and after long periods may even become untreatable.
Repetitive Strain Injury Compensation
The amount of compensation that will be awarded following repetitive strain injury will depend on the seriousness of the injury sustained and the degree of negligence. Accident Claims Wakefield will be able to inform you on the likely level of compensation with the assistance of medical reports, by reference to previously decided cases and by looking at government guidelines.
Legal guidance about making a claim for repetitive strain injuries should be sought as soon as possible from a personal injury claims solicitor. This is because any compensation claim should be made within three years of the date of the onset of the symptoms or from the date of knowledge / diagnosis.
Contact our Repetitive Strain Injury Claim Lawyers Wakefield
Call us on 01924 961 567^ or if you would like to contact us online please complete our enquiry form here.