One of the earliest acknowledged repetitive strain injuries was suffered by Morse Code machine operators during the First World War, who would transmit code repeatedly to units on the battlefields of Europe. Although the modern day equivalent have ergonomically designed computer hardware to prevent such injuries, there are still occasions when compensation claims for repetitive strain injuries are justified – both inside the office and out of it.
Where a job involves any frequent, repetitive movement, employers are issued with guidelines to prevent repetitive strain injuries from happening. Not only have to provide a suitable working environment for their employees, they have to ensure that any equipment in that environment is properly maintained and that employees are given comprehensive training on how to use it effectively. There are regulations laid down in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act to protect employees from the risks of repetitive strain injuries and employers found to be in breach of these regulations can be sued for repetitive strain injuries compensation.
Symptoms of Repetitive Strain Injuries
Before making a repetitive strain injuries compensation claim, you should always see your family doctor. Symptoms of repetitive strain injuries are usually tingling in the wrists, hands, arms, shoulder and back and if left untreated can lead to tendonitis and other soft tissue injuries. A common response to the pain of repetitive strain injuries is to take anti-inflammatory pain killers, but this may mask other health issues, and is why an examination by a medical professional is advised even when you feel that your symptoms are minor.
Making a Repetitive Strain Injuries Compensation Claim
Making a repetitive strain injuries compensation strain is rarely straightforward. Even with a doctor´s diagnosis, repetitive strain injuries can be “non-anatomical” – meaning that there are no discernable physical symptoms – and these types of injuries are not covered in the Injury Board Ireland´s “Book of Quantum”. Furthermore, if an employer fails to admit liability for your repetitive strain injuries, claims for compensation will have to be dealt with by a court.
For reasons such as these, we have established a free advice telephone service. It enables you to call free of charge and speak with a personal injury claims solicitor familiar with the issues surrounding a claim for repetitive strain injuries compensation.
Our solicitor will offer you helpful and accurate advice about how to proceed with your claim and answer any non-medical questions you have about your injuries. This service is completely confidential and you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim once you have spoken with us.
Call us now on 1-800 989 995 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% All calls are treated with discretion and the utmost confidentiality
- 100% You will speak with a solicitor qualified to discuss repetitive strain injuries
- 100% Our solicitor will offer impartial and helpful advice
- 100% You are under no obligation to proceed with a claim for compensation
What You Can Expect When You Call Our Free Helpline
Our solicitors are very experienced in dealing with work related personal injury claims and understand that you may be facing a dilemma about suing your employer for your repetitive strain injuries. Therefore, you will find us very understanding and courteous through our conversation and that the advice we offer will be both impartial and practical.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have, but would like to know what you felt has led to your repetitive strain injuries and how they have been diagnosed by your doctor. If your doctor has recommended that you take time off from work, your compensation claim for repetitive strain injury should incorporate an element for loss of earnings.
We will try to determine during the initial conversation whether you have a claim for repetitive strain injuries compensation which it is worth your while to pursue, advise you how long the claim is likely to take and the likelihood of your success. If possible, we may also be able to give you an indication of the general level of compensation we would expect you to receive.
We would advise you not to leave it too long before you decide if you want to go ahead. Although there is a period of two years from the “date of knowledge” that you have a repetitive strain injury in which to make a claim, claims for repetitive strain injuries compensation tend to be complex and we would need as much time as possible to prepare your case.
Therefore, please call our free advice service on 1-800 989 995 at your earliest possible convenience. Our lines are open between 8.00am and 10.00pm for you to speak with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor, or, if you would rather, you can leave your contact details in the call back form below and one of our helpful and friendly team will be back in touch at a convenient time.