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RSI Repetitive Strain Injury Compensation Claim
Making an RSI compensation claim is your legal right if you have contracted the condition through work or a negligent employer.
Repetitive Strain Injury is a condition that occurs when workers use vibrating tools or perform repetitive movements throughout their workday that results in carpal tunnel or RSI.
The condition can cause pain in your wrist, fingers, arm, neck, shoulders, and back, and once you are diagnosed with it, you may likely have to wear a brace.
You will also need to work with your employer to change your work day so you do not perform so many repetitive tasks such as using a computer or vibrating tools continually, and take effective breaks to insure your injury doesn’t worsen.
Repetitive Strain Injury falls under the category of a work injury and workers are entitled to make a RSI compensation claim for that injury.
The claim would include loss in pay, or if you can’t perform your job anymore, loss of future earnings, and even compensation for your pain and suffering.
If you feel you have Repetitive Strain Injury, the first thing to do is to file a claim with your employer’s insurance company.
This is done usually by informing your employer and being examined by a doctor in or outside of hospital.
Your employer and hospital or doctor will then communicate with the workman’s compensation insurance representative to pay you compensation for your work injury.
All employers in the UK are required by law to have workman’s compensation insurance and many workers feel that if they file a claim they will be terminated.
This is not true and employers by law are not allowed to terminate your position if you file an RSI compensation claim.
How Can I Be Sure I Have Repetitive Strain Injury?
First, if you use a vibrating hand tool repeatedly or perform a work task such as typing, stapling, or work on a factory assembly line doing the same thing with your hands over and over again and every day, you are at risk of contracting the condition.
Repetitive Strain Injury symptoms can include stiffness, pain, swelling, numbness, or tingling of the hands, wrists, elbows, back, shoulders, and even your neck.
You may also suffer from further discomfort as your perform your repetitive task on regular workdays and then the pain subsides on weekends or holidays.
You may also feel discomfort in one area, such as your wrist that spreads up into your arm, shoulder, neck and back on a gradual basis.
Help For Claiming Compensation
Here at How To Claim Compensation we can put you in contact with specialist solicitors who will be able to represent you and offer the best advice on taking your claim forward. Most of these solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis where if they don’t win compensation for you, then you don’t have to pay them. To start your claim simply complete the question box above with details of your claim. One of our experts will get back to you within the hour with details and what you need to do next. This service is free, confidential and without obligation.
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