Repetitive strain injuries are usually soft tissue injuries and can occur as a result of repetitive and strenuous activity in the workplace. Employers have a duty of care to their employers to make sure appropriate safety measures are in place to protect their workers from developing such injuries. When employers breach this duty causing injury to employees, this can be negligence and you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
• Common repetitive strain injuries include tendonitis, vibration white finger, hand arm vibration syndrome, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome.
• Occupations that are more likely to cause such injuries include jobs where vibrating tools or machines are used, or heavy lifting is involved regularly for example.
• Your employer is under a duty to have certain health and safety mechanisms in place to avoid causing injury. These include regular breaks from strenuous work, shift rotation, appropriate training and equipment.
Making a Claim
• In order to prove your employer has acted negligently your repetitive strain injury must be linked directly to your employment. Seeking medical advice is always the first step if you are experiencing recurring pain, we will then advise you on the merits of your claim based on medical evidence.
• Our expert personal injury solicitors can help you to get compensation for pain and suffering as a result of your injury and loss of income, as well as any other additional costs incurred. We will explain the claims process to you and tailor our services to your needs.