What is Repetitive Strain Injury?Find out everything you need to know about Repetitive Strain Injuries
What’s a Repetitive Strain Injury
RSI is defined as a medical disorder involving the impaired function of upper limbs of the body due to damaged nerves, tendons, muscles or other soft tissue(s) due to repetitive work-related tasks.
The condition typically affects the:
- Neck and Shoulders
How to prevent RSI
To prevent the possible onset of RSI, you need to be aware of if your job involves regular repeated actions and, if so plan frequent breaks – at least every two hours.
If you work in an office you need to make sure that you have a adjustable chair that you can move to the desired height for you. The correct way t do this is to ensure that your arms are parallel to the desk and floating just about your keyboard. Avoid bad posture and awkward positions of the body – particularly typing with two hands while cradling a telephone receiver between the ear and the shoulder.
If adequate safeguards have not been made by your employer to prevent you from developing RSI, you may well be entitled to claim compensation for Repetitive Strain Injury. Speak to our experienced team free of charge to see if you have a claim. Call 0800 1223130 or complete our claim form and we will call you back.
Claiming For Repetitive Strain Injuries
No Obligation Help
If you are unsure if you have a claim for your repetitive strain injury, then call our team for free, no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your exposure and will be able to tell you if you have a claim or not. Call 24/7 0800 028 2060.
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