Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a term used to refer to soft-tissue injuries caused by repetitive activity. The most common types of RSI include carpal tunnel syndrome, hard-arm vibration syndrome and epicondylitis etc.
Other common complaints in individuals suffering from RSI include short bursts of pain spread over various parts of the body (for e.g. arms, wrists, hands and shoulders), stiffness, cramping and numbness.
Employers owe a duty of care towards their employees the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Employers are also bound by the legislation to take reasonable steps to ensure safety of their employees – this includes preventing repetitive strain injuries.
You may be eligible to obtain compensation if you have suffered from RSI due to poor workplace practices within the last three years. For professional advice contact us today on 020 3876 7643 for a free telephone consultation. You can also read our answers to the frequently asked questions about accidents at work