Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) can be a difficult condition to live with, from the initial symptoms to the struggle to complete daily activities. You may feel like RSI is your fault but without proper and responsible measures in place in the workplace to ensure your safety, your employer could be at fault.
An RSI not only affects your daily life but can also have a massive impact financially, particularly if you’ve had to take time off work or are out of pocket because of medications or treatment.
For advice on this particular injury or to begin a No Win, No Fee claim, contact us today on 1300 16 107. You’ll speak confidentially with one of our friendly team members who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
What Is RSI?
Repetitive Strain Injury occurs through repetitive movements causing pain in the muscles, nerves and tendons. Some common types of RSI are tendonitis carpal tunnel syndrome and vibration white finger syndrome.
Causes of RSI may include:
- Repetition of movement over extended periods of time
- Involvement in high-intensity activities without rest
- Vibrations from machinery such as drills and chainsaws.
- An office environment where laptops and computers are used extensively
RSI affects people in different ways and no one case is ever the same. Left untreated, the condition may worsen.
Symptoms of RSI may include:
- Pain or cramps
- Numbness or tingling
- Stiffness and tenderness
If you believe you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is essential you seek medical advice as soon as possible. We also advise you contact us if you believe your RSI was sustained through work or lack of training. Our friendly team will be able to let you know if you have a claim or not.
How Much Compensation Could I Claim?
At (company name), we believe you shouldn’t have to deal with the financial fallout of sustaining an injury if someone else was at fault. Compensation could help to cover:
- Daily impacts of your injury on your work and personal lives
- Loss of earnings due to time taken off work
- Money spent on medication or treatment
- Potential impact on future career prospects
We treat each case on an individual basis, meaning you will be offered advice tailored to your situation. This also means the compensation you could receive will reflect your unique experience. You can get an estimation of this figure by using our compensation calculator.
No Win, No Fee
All our lawyers work on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t pay a cent. We take the stress out of claiming, helping you focus on healing.
Claiming RSI Against An Employer
Regardless of your job or role, every employer has a legal duty of care to their employees, which includes warning you of the potential for RSI in the job.
All employers have liability insurance that covers any claims made against them, so you need not worry. It is against the law for employers to treat you
differently, after you make a claim against them and if they do, you are entitled to take legal action.
For more information on this section or to find out if we think you may be eligible for a claim, call us free on 1300 106 107.