Repetitive strain injury or RSI is a result of certain repeated physical movements which cause permanent damage to nerves, muscles and other soft body tissue. Repetitive strain injury can happen across a variety of tasks across a variety of industries. Some repetitive work may require certain body parts and hence, certain muscles to be under stress for an elongated period of time over and over. This may not allow muscles to rest sufficiently before resuming the same activity again and cause muscle fatigue as energy from the body is depleted and metabolic waste is accumulated. This causes temporary or permanent damage to the muscles. Many occupations force a certain activity or lifestyle that does not have enough ergonomic care in the tasks needed to be performed each day. Repetitive stress injuries are typically a result of the same. Especially with the increased use of computers and keyboards that allow faster typing results in many such injuries to hands and arms. Some warehousing jobs need lifting of heavy items regularly. Several sales jobs may need employees to be on the phone for long times leading to holding the phone between neck and shoulder for long. All such activities can be the cause of RSI injuries. If suffering, there will be short bursts of severe pain in the back, neck, arms, shoulders, wrists or hands depending on the muscle under stress; the pain will get more intense while pursuing the activity and will eventually make the person feel weak and lose endurance.
At Fastinjuryclaims, we have handled a substantial number of RSI claims and can help you identify if your employment has resulted in a repetitive strain injury. As per UK laws, Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992 mandates all employers to ensure their employees are assessed to risk of RSI and relevant precaution and preventive measures taken to avoid them. We will take upon us to prove for your repetitive strain injury compensation claim that your employer knew of the risks associated with the work but did not take enough steps to counter repetitive stress injury prevention. Our repetitive strain Injury claims accredited experts will help you feel the negligence of your employer has resulted in causing you distress on account of an RSI; we will help you claim a rightfully deserved claim.