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 028 2060 or complete our claim form and we will call you back.
Claiming For Repetitive Strain Injuries
Suffering with Repetitive Strain Injury?
RSI can be debilitating and can prevent you from doing your job, performing everyday domestic tasks and enjoying your leisure activities and hobbies. Speak to one of our specialist RSI claims solicitors today and get the compensation you deserve for your injury.
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