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    What is repetitive strain injury?


    Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term for soft-tissue injuries caused by repetitive activity.

    It commonly develops in people whose work involves repetitive activity and can make daily tasks, such as driving or getting dressed, difficult.


    Who is at risk of developing a repetitive strain injury?


    RSI is a common complaint for individuals whose work involves repetitive tasks and can occur in any type of job.

    The most common causes of RSI are:

    • Poorly designed workspaces that don’t allow you to work comfortably
    • Repeated use of vibrating tools
    • Heavy lifting
    • Working on production and assembly lines
    • Operating machinery

    Employers have a legal obligation to protect you from injury in the workplace by providing you with a safe work environment, RSI prevention training, and suitable equipment for your tasks


    Who can make a claim for a repetitive strain injury?


    If you’re suffering from a work-related RSI, diagnosed within the last 3 years, and believe your employer has failed to protect your health, you may be entitled to claim compensation.


    How do you claim for a repetitive strain injury?


    If you have been diagnosed with RSI, it is important to get in touch with Alderstone Solicitors today to start your personal injury claim. Call our team on Freephone 0800 988 1548 or fill in our contact form here and we will get in touch with you.

    Our experienced repetitive strain injury solicitors and industrial disease team will guide you through the civil compensation claims process, taking on all responsibility to let you on what matters most.

    Did you know?

    Around 450,000 UK workers have upper limb RSI, and 1 in 50 of all UK workers in the UK have reported an RSI condition.

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