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As experts in repetitive strain injury compensation claims, we understand the physical and emotional toll RSI can have on your daily life. Our experienced repetitive strain injury claims solicitors are here to provide you with essential information on the causes, symptoms, and legal options available to you if your repetitive strain injury wasn't your fault. Whether you are seeking repetitive strain injury compensation or advice on preventing further harm, Stephensons is committed to supporting you every step of the way.

If your repetitive strain injury caused by work is due to practices that are not healthy or haven’t been properly assessed for health and safety risks, you might be able to make a repetitive strain injury compensation claim from your employer. Call our specialist repetitive strain injuries solicitors to find out more on  0161 696 6235.

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What is a repetitive strain injury?

Repetitive strain injury, also known as RSI, is a very painful chronic condition that affects people when their musculoskeletal and/or nervous system is affected by repetitive tasks that they do, usually at work, over a long period of time. This can be anything from sitting or working in an uncomfortable position for extended periods of time, vibrations from machinery that they operate or any exertions they do as part of their job e.g. repetitive hand movements. The symptoms of a work-related repetitive strain injury can vary, depending on the part of the body that is affected, but pain, cramping and numbness in the relevant muscles and tendons are common and this can have a huge impact on daily life and normal activities, both in the short and long term. Unlike most workplace injuries, RSI develops over a long period of time rather than being the result of a one-off accident or incident.

It commonly affects the upper body, such as the hands, wrists, arms, neck, or shoulders. RSIs can result from tasks involving repetitive typing, assembly line work, prolonged computer use, or any repetitive motion, leading to pain, inflammation, weakness, and impaired functionality.

What is a repetitive strain injury compensation claim?

A repetitive strain injury (RSI) compensation claim refers to a legal case where an employee seeks financial compensation for injuries caused by repetitive motions or activities at work that result in physical or psychological harm.

Your employer is legally obliged to assess any workplace risks and put in place a health and safety plan which minimises the chances of repetitive strain injuries occurring. The specifics of this will vary from job to job. For example, the risks related to office work that is mainly desk-based are different to the types of repetitive strain injury that might be caused in the construction or manufacturing industry e.g. by operating vibrating machinery that doesn’t have the proper health and safety measures in place. However, if your employer fails in their duty of care to you and a task at work caused repetitive strain injury, you might be able to claim compensation for what has happened. 

Why choose our repetitive strain injury claims solicitors?

Our repetitive strain injury claims solicitors have extensive experience and knowledge in handling such cases, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. We provide a personalised and compassionate approach, guiding you through the legal process with ease.

How can our repetitive strain injury claims solicitors help?

Our repetitive strain injury claims solicitors can help by providing legal advice, gathering evidence, negotiating with insurers, and representing you in court to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury.

Who can our repetitive strain injury claims solicitors help?

Our repetitive strain injury claims solicitors help individuals who have suffered from repetitive strain injuries due to their work or other activities.

Can I make a repetitive strain injury at work claim?

If you have developed repetitive strain injury (RSI) as a result of your work, you have the right to make a repetitive strain injury claim. Seeking advice from a solicitor who specialises in work accident claims is crucial. We will assist you in gathering evidence, proving causation, filing a claim, and pursuing compensation for your RSI, encompassing medical expenses and associated losses.

How to prove repetitive strain injury to make a claim

To prove a repetitive strain injury (RSI) for a compensation claim, follow these steps:

1. Medical evidence: Medical records, diagnostic tests, and expert opinions from healthcare professionals, such as doctors or specialists, that establish the diagnosis of RSI and link it to your work activities.
2. Work-related evidence: Documentation or records showing the repetitive tasks or activities you were required to perform at work, inadequate ergonomics, lack of breaks, or other factors that contributed to the development of the RSI.
3. Chronological evidence: A timeline of events detailing when you started experiencing symptoms, how they have progressed, and how they correlate with your work activities.
4. Witness statements: Statements from colleagues or supervisors who can testify to the repetitive nature of your work tasks and the conditions under which you performed them.
5. Expert opinions: Testimony from occupational health specialists or other relevant experts who can provide an objective assessment of your work environment and its impact on the development of your RSI.

How much compensation can I get for a repetitive strain injury claim?

The amount of compensation for a repetitive strain injury claim varies depending on the severity of the injury and its impact on the individual's life. The compensation amount is determined by taking into account factors such as the extent of the injury, the level of pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and any future medical expenses. It is recommended to consult with a personal injury lawyer to get a more accurate estimate of the compensation amount.

How to claim compensation for a repetitive strain injury

To claim for a repetitive strain injury, gather evidence of the injury and its cause, seek medical attention, and contact our personal injury lawyers to file a claim.

Contact our repetitive strain injury claims solicitors

If you believe you may be eligible for compensation due to an accident or injury, we encourage you to reach out to our experienced solicitors. Instead of focusing solely on one-off injury cases, our team is equipped to handle a wide range of claims, including repetitive strain injuries. To learn more about your options and to discuss your specific situation, please give us a call at 0161 696 6235 or complete our convenient online enquiry form. We are here to assist you in seeking the justice and compensation you deserve.

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