Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive strain injury (RSI), sometimes called a Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD), is the term used for damage of the soft tissues that arises from a repeated action or trauma.
“People suffer from RSI as a result of a repeated movement or exertion and it can happen to anyone in any area of employment; office workers, farmers, builders. The resulting damage to nerves and muscles is often painful and debilitating.”
Mike Shiers, Partner
How does it happen?
Anyone who uses part of their body in a regular and repetitive motion is at risk. The repetition of movement can be subtle for example when typing or the using a hand tool, but damaged can also result through work in a confined space where movement may be restricted which requires an element of exertion.
What are the symptoms?
The pain can be serious, and some people with RSI suffer long-term effects such as numbness, tingling, loss of dexterity and weakness in the affected joint or limb.
How can you help?
If you have worked in a job that has required use of vibrating tools, heavy lifting, use of a computer or cradling a phone for extended periods, or you have been diagnosed with RSI and you believe it was brought on through your work, contact the team at Nash & Co and we will assess the circumstances and advise you on your claim. You can reach Mike Shiers on [email protected] or his phone number is 01752 827025.