Claiming Compensation For Repetitive Strain Injury
Are you suffering with a repetitive strain injury caused at work?
Repetitive strain injuries can be caused by activities at work that involve frequent and repetitive movements, where an individual could be in an awkward posture. This type of injury can develop over a period of time, often years or months of an individual carrying out repetitive motions in their day job. If happening regularly, over time an individual may want to control these activities to ensure they do not cause long term chronic pain due to the repetitive strain.
It is most common to see repetitive strain injuries when there is:
- Sustained or repeated full body bending
- Lifting and carrying heavy loads
- Carrying out highly repetitive work
If you are an employer, you can keep the risk of repetitive strain injuries to a minimum and avoid costly compensation claims by implementing appropriate risk assessments, safe manual handling practices and appropriate rotation of work within the workplace – ensuring that if a role is repetitive that there are the appropriate amount of breaks in place. It is important to note that employers have a duty imposed by the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. These provisions are put in place to ensure that all health and safety procedures at work are followed correctly.
As an employee, if you believe that there are not the correct provisions in place to ensure that an injury at work does not occur, then as a result there may be scope for bringing a compensation claim against the employer. Unfortunately, even today work related repetitive strain disorders do still happen due to poor safety procedures within the workplace.
How CP Law Associates Can Help You
If you believe you are suffering with an injury that has developed as part of a repetitive strain and would like some advice, then we suggest that you contact our personal injury lawyers to see if you are able to make a claim. We offer a free initial consultation, with lawyers across the UK.
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