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Repetitive Strain Injury Claims from UK Claim Lawyers
Repetitive strain injury claims can be made with UK Claim Lawyers. Whether you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, vibration white finger or another repetitive strain related physical injury to your upper body, you could claim compensation with the help of our expert industrial accident solicitors.
Our team of personal injury lawyers have unparalleled knowledge and experience in handling accident and injury claims related to repetitive strain injuries.
Have you had tingling sensations or pain in your arms or wrists lately? Or you have recently suffered loss of strength or grip in your hands? These conditions could be due to improperly designed workstations, tools or equipment at your office or place of work and you could be suffering from a repetitive strain injury such as vibration white finger or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Often, repetitive strain injuries, or RSI, can have devastating effects on a person’s life leading to severe restriction of movement, pain and inability to work. In fact, such forms of injury affect hundreds of thousands of workers every year in the country. Hence, it is extremely important to get good legal advice about your prospects of success for an industrial accident claim. our solicitors cover all of the UK and operate on a no-win, no-fee** basis, so wherever you are you can reach out to UK Claim Lawyers to help you with your industrial injury compensation claim.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Repetitive strain injury is an umbrella term that encompasses a vast range of disorders or injuries related to the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. As the name suggests, RSI is usually caused by the repetitive use or overuse of a muscle or joint in the body over extended periods of time. As the condition mainly affects the upper limbs, like the elbow joint, hands, wrist and shoulders, it can also be referred to as a Work-Related Upper Limb Disorder, or WRULD.
Many of the symptoms associated with these conditions, like pain, numbness and tingling sensations, fade away with rest, but if any nerves are damaged due to the repetitive use, it could lead to permanent impairment and disability.
Common Symptoms of RSI
Although these may vary from condition to condition, some of the common symptoms associated with this repetitive strain injuries include:
Types of Repetitive Strain Injury
RSI can occur in various regions and forms as a result of a strenuous repetitive task or a lack of proper ergonomics at work. Some of the most commonly occurring injuries are carpal tunnel syndrome and vibration white finger, but other conditions such as writer’s cramp, bursitis and tendonitis can also develop.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
This condition usually occurs due to the compression of the median nerve which passes up the wrist through the carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with pain, numbness and tingling sensations in the thumb and fingers which exacerbates during the night time. In certain cases, the symptoms may spread even as far as the shoulders. Although the condition can be caused by certain hereditary and systemic diseases, it is often linked to repetitive tasks at the work place including the use of vibrating tools and the use of certain handheld power tools in industrial occupations.
Vibration White Finger (VWF)
Now classed as a hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), vibration white finger is another industrial injury affecting workers who use vibrating machinery and handheld powered tools like power drills. With continued and repetitive usage of such equipment, gradually the blood flow to the fingers and arms are affected leading to damage in the vessels and nerves which causes what is called white finger. The sufferer may encounter tingling, numbness, loss of colour (literally white fingers) and loss of dexterity in severe cases.
Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
If you think you’d like to make a vibration white finger or other type of RSI claim, contact our personal injury solicitors at UK Claim Lawyers. The only basis for receiving successful compensation is that the condition is not your fault and is a result of another person or organisation’s negligence. Another important criterion for claiming repetitive strain injury compensation is that the condition developed in the last three years and not before.
In addition to industrial injury claims for repetitive strain injuries, chemical accidents, hearing related injuries and asbestos related conditions, UK Claim Lawyers can also assist in other personal injury cases like car and motorbike accidents, and different forms of work accidents. Take a look through our site or contact us today via phone or email.
How to Claim
If you are the injured party requiring industrial compensation assistance, contact our team of industrial accident lawyers. To find out how much your claim could be worth, fill out our 30 second test form for your repetitive strain injury claim today.