Repetitive Strain Injury Compensation Claims in Manchester
If you have suffered a repetitive strain injury, or RSI, in Manchester, and are looking to claim compensation, get in touch with our team today. We understand what a big impact the likes of a repetitive strain injury can have on your life, making even mundane, everyday tasks difficult. That’s why it is important for you to be represented by a solicitor** who you can trust will fight hard to win you the maximum amount of compensation possible for your particular circumstances.
A repetitive strain injury is a soft tissue injury caused by a repeated motion. It’s a type of musculoskeletal disorder – a pain and suffering – that affects tens of thousands of workers every year. Many people, across all job sectors, can develop these as a result of poor workplace practices. RSI is classified as a ‘Work Related Upper Limb Disorder’, a general term used to describe a number of inflammatory conditions such as tendinitis and carpal tunnel.
Is Your Employer Liable?
Your employer has a duty of care over you and if certain health and safety standards are not being met, you are more than justified in making an injury claim. It is your employer’s responsibility to do the following:
- Carry out frequent risk assessments of the work environment.
- Eliminate any risks – such as altering the height of computer screens and desks etc to make sure that no strain is being placed on employees.
- Providing safe equipment, with protective clothing/machinery where necessary.
- Offering frequent breaks from work tasks which could cause bodily strain.
How Much Can I Claim?
How much you can claim for a repetitive strain injury depends primarily on the severity of the personal injury. If, for example, surgery was required to resolve the condition, compensation could amount to around £15,000. The compensation package will also take quality of life into account. For example, if you were a frequent golf player, and your injury has left you unable to play golf, this may be considered when determining the final settlement amount. Our solicitors** make sure that you walk away with a compensation package that you are happy with.
Making A Claim for Repetitive Strain Injury
Making a claim with us is simple. Every one of our solicitors is experienced in dealing with RSI claims so you can be certain that your claim is in safe hands. We put the legal jargon aside and speak to you in a language that you can understand, so that you can be in control of your case from the beginning. We take great pride in the simplicity of our service, with a lot of our cases being settled out of court, so you don’t have to worry about this either.