FAQsCommon answers to repetitive strain injury claim questions
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that it can be daunting to speak to one of our repetitive strain injury solicitors, which is why we have put together answers to commonly asked questions. Feel free to read through these questions and if we are unable to answer your question, please ask your question here.
How much does it cost to make a repetitive strain claim?
In 2013 the way personal injury cases are funded and paid for changed as a result of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act. The act dramatically changed the amount of legal fees that lawyers can recover from the losing party, and significantly changed the process of ‘no win no fee’ that solicitors have used for several years to make sure that victims of negligence get their rightful compensation.
In the new guidelines we’ll carry on and fight for the rights of those injured or hurt through no fault of their own without any risk to yourself. The new rules can be confusing and hard to grasp but rest assured that once you contact us you will not have to pay anything whatsoever in advance, and even if your claim is unsuccessful by no fault of your own, you’ll never be asked to pay out anything to us.
Does my repetitive strain injury need to be assessed?
Although some repetitive strain injuries do settle not needing a medical report, nearly all of our clients have to attend medical assessment. This really is nothing to be worried about and is there to safeguard you to make sure that the settlement you get reflects the full extent of your injury. We normally make sure that the examination is as near to you as possible and you will get plenty of advanced warning.
How long does it take to make a repetitive strain injury claim?
We are frequently asked “how long will it take to get compensation for my repetitive strain injury”.
This is often a really difficult question to answer as it greatly relies on the kind of case and the circumstances. A lot of our cases end in just a few weeks while others could take a lot longer. When you contact us someone from our claims team will be able to give you a moderately accurate time scale once we have some further information from you.
Will I have to deal with a lot of forms?
We try to keep all paperwork to a minimum. At the start of your claim we’ll need to get a few forms signed, but some of these can be signed over e-mail if you want, otherwise we can arrange to come out and see you at home and go through everything with you so that you know exactly what is happening. Throughout the case we’re happy to receive additional information from you on the phone rather than expecting you to write us emails.
Can I claim for a repetitive strain injury even if the company has shutdown?
We often come across this. Our solicitors are experts in their field and more frequently than not they’re able to track them down from the details you provide. The sooner you contact us the better the prospect we have in tracking them down.
What are the time limits for bringing a claim?
Because of the terms of the Limitation Act you need to begin legal proceedings within 36 months of the injury taking place. Under very limited situations this time limit can be lengthened, so if you feel you may be outside this time limit you should still speak to us to see if we can help. The 3 year rule is particularly difficult in industrial disease cases as often the victim isn’t conscious of their condition until quite a few years after the work ends. Call us for advice to make sure you do not lose out on the compensation you deserve.
Will I need to go to Court?
The majority of repetitive strain injury claims we take on settle without the need to go to Court. We never can promise that you won’t have to go to Court as in the end a lot depends upon the Defendant’s actions and conduct but it is unlikely. If your RSI claim does go to Court be assured we’ll be with you every step of the way and will guide you through every step of the process.