If you have suffered from RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) as a result of the negligence of your employer, you may be entitled to make an RSI claim for personal injury compensation. RSI is not a recognised medical condition, but a term used to describe a range of injuries caused by repetitive movements or overuse. Repetitive strain injury affects the muscles, tendons and nerves and is usually associated with injuries to the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders and neck.
Unlike most personal injury claims at work which involve some form of accident, RSI compensation claims are based on injuries caused by repetitive movements over a period of time, rather than a single event. However, RSI compensation claims are still made in the exact same way as all other personal injury claims under the law of negligence.
In order to make a successful RSI claim for compensation, it is essential to be able to prove the following:
- That your employer knew, or ought to have known, that you were exposed to risk of injury through the work that you were doing;
- That your employer failed to take any reasonable steps to prevent or reduce this risk of an rsi injury; and
- That your rsi injury was caused, either fully or partially, by the work you were required to carry out and your employer’s failure to take reasonable steps to minimise this risk of suffering rsi.
If you have suffered from a repetitive strain injury (RSI) caused by the work you do, and feel that your RSI may have been caused by the negligence of your employer, you may be entitled to make a no win no fee RSI compensation claim. Get in touch with us to discuss your RSI claim and the potential compensation you could be entitled to. To contact us, call free on 0808 252 5052 or complete our online personal injury claim form.
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