Causes of Repetitive Strain InjuryRSI caused from your place of work.
Repetitive Strain Injury Causes
Some occupations such as office or assembly line workers are known to be at particular risk however those working in the following occupations can also be affected:
- Food Pickers
- Supermarket Checkout
- Data Entry Administrators and programmers
- Factory workers
- Meat Processing operatives
- Workers on Assembly lines
- Long Distance Lorry Drivers
- Factory Machinists
- Decorators and Painters
- Sewing Machinists
- Builders and Manual Labourers
- Manual labourers using vibration tools
- Labourers working with heavy lifting
Repetitive jobs at work over a long period of time are the main cause of Repetitive Strain Injury. Factory workers, keyboard users and administration or computer programmers are just some jobs that are prone to these repeated movements at work.
Office jobs based on using a keyboard can cause RSI particularly if the duties include data entry, for example in sales order processing, invoicing etc. This is particularly the case if these duties amount to two hours a day or more especially when the staff member is not able to take regular breaks to rest the affected limb or area.
Claiming For Repetitive Strain Injuries
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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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