1 in 50 workers in the UK have reported an RSI condition - that's over 500,000 people. Every day, six people in the UK leave their jobs due to an RSI condition. 5.4 million working days were lost in sick leave due to RSI last year. The estimated annual cost to UK industry of RSI conditions is over £5bn.
Repetitive strain injuries are caused by a number of factors. Overuse of the same muscles, tendons and nerves, frequently repeated motions, awkward posture or staying in the same position for long periods of time can all lead to problems - particularly when people don't have time to recover from the activity.
RSI conditions which display symptoms like aches, pain, swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness and cramps include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- De Quervain's Syndrome
There are also situations where people suffer from a range of symptoms without being able to pin down a clear cut diagnosis. This is known as diffuse RSI.
RSI affects workers in many different professions and it can lead to pain and suffering and can even force people to give up their work.
Some of the causes of RSI include:
- Poorly set up workplaces
- Working for long periods without breaks
- Overuse through frequent repetitive movements
- Poor posture
- Stressful conditions and excessive workloads
- Working in a cold environment
If you have suffered a repetitive strain injury that is related to your work, then you may have a strong case for a claim.
What happens and how long does it take?
Every claim starts with a conversation with our team. They'll look closely at your situation and assess your case on its own merits. The time involved depends on factors like the type of injuries sustained, how the accident happened and how the party at fault reacts to the claim. Whatever happens, we'll progress your case as quickly as possible and keep you up to date with progress.
Will it cost me money to claim?
There's no up front cost for making a claim and we work on the basis of 'no win, no fee'.
Am I likely to win my claim?
More than 20,000 people have already won their claim for damages thanks to Watermans. Because we take the time to assess each case, if it goes ahead you have a very high chance of success. And, remember, it's 'no win, no fee' so we'll be working as hard as possible to make sure you succeed.
If you've suffered RSI that's related to your work and think you could claim, get in touch with us today.
With just 3 years to claim, it's vital you get started as quickly as possible.