Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Claim Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
Repetitive strain injuries can have a serious impact on your life, particularly your ability to work. Calio Claims can help ensure you are fully compensated for your injury.
Our lawyers have assisted thousands of people in making claims for repetitive strain injuries, under a wide variety of circumstances. Normally, repetitive strain injuries are caused by working practices which means that if you are injured, you may suffer a significant loss of earnings and even loss of future earnings. Our lawyers at Calio Claims fully understand all of the ways in which you might have suffered loss as a result of your injury, and can help you recover not only financially, but physically and emotionally too. To discuss your claim with a member of our specialist accidents at work team call us today on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our lawyers have considerable experience in helping people make claims for repetitive strain injuries.
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a broad term used to describe pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons which has been caused by repetitive movement and overuse. The condition normally occurs when tendons, muscles and ligaments or nerves are damaged. Symptoms can vary but may include pain, swelling, or difficulty moving. The most common examples of RSI are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Dupuytren’s contracture
There are a number of reasons why repetitive strain injury occurs, many of which can be mitigated through proper working conditions, equipment, training and safety measures. Causes of repetitive strain injury can include:-
- Cold temperatures
- Use of vibrating equipment
- Repetitive activities
- Doing a high-intensity activity for a long time without any rest or breaks
- Poor posture, or activities that require you to work in an awkward position
- Heavy lifting
RSI can be quite common in employees that work in an assembly line, supermarket checkout or those who type at computers.
Employers do have a duty to ensure that appropriate risk assessments are carried out in relation to any tasks or equipment that could potentially cause injury. They also have a duty to assist you if there is an issue at work which is causing or aggravating existing symptoms.
There are steps that employers can take to reduce your risk of RSI. This can include making adaptions to your workplace, such as the tools or equipment that you use, or arranging rest breaks, or making adaptions to your working environment.
It is important to note that there is a three-year time limit with personal injury claims in this area. If you wish to make a claim for compensation, you need to ensure that you do so within three years of discovering that your injury is related to your working environment.
At Calio Claims, our specialist solicitors have extensive experience in helping victims who have suffered from work-related repetitive strain injury. Our specialist team of solicitors can help recover compensation for any pain and suffering, treatment costs, loss of earnings, and out of pocket expenses incurred as a result of your injury. Contact us today to discuss your case.
Contact our repetitive strain injury claims solicitors today
If you are suffering from a repetitive strain injury because of conditions at your place of work, contact our specialist personal injury team today. They are based across our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee offices, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland.
Our solicitors will discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how we can move your case forward. We will always be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
To speak to someone who can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to, call us now on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away.