Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term for soft-tissue injuries caused by repetitive activity. Although a somewhat common complaint for those whose work involves repetitive tasks, it can be very painful and restricting. Employers therefore have a duty of care to ensure their employees are protected from RSI.
Common types of RSI include:
- Tennis elbow/golfers elbow (epicondylitis)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar neuropathy
- Vibration white finger
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).
Your employer has a legal obligation and a duty of care to protect you from injury in the workplace. They should provide you with appropriate breaks, safe working conditions, RSI prevention training, and suitable equipment.
If you’re suffering from an RSI and believe your employer has been negligent and failed to protect your health, then you may be able to claim compensation.
GA’s experienced industrial disease team can work on a no win, no fee basis and support you with your RSI claim every step of the way. The team is also ranked in celebrated legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers UK so you can be assured you are in the best possible hands.