Not many people are aware that repetitive strain injuries are not only caused by repeated rapid movements but can also be caused by lifting heavy loads without correctly supporting limbs or just by pure muscle exertion; Michael Lewin Solicitors are qualified to help a victim of RSI make a compensation claim in the UK which is not always simple as they are often difficult injuries to substantiate.
Repetitive strain injuries are caused by continuous and regular quick movements or bad posture for example when arms legs or back etc are either unsupported or not supported in the correct way. Being sat at a computer typing all day is a common cause of RSI. Consider working at a supermarket checkout for long hours scanning groceries. These types of activities require regular breaks to reduce the risks of RSI.
Heavy lifting and manual handling still causes many personal injuries in the UK many as a result of lack of training. Manual handling causes over a third of all workplace injuries which include work related musculoskeletal disorders such as upper and lower limb pain/disorders joint and repetitive strain injuries.
Mr D from Warrington contacted Michael Lewin Solicitors after he was injured lifting a heavy object at work.
Michael Lewin’s personal injury specialists can manage any work related personal injury claim including manual handling and even those which are more difficult to prove such repetitive strain injuries; they have the skills to qualify a genuine claim and ensure that a compensation claim in the UK progresses towards a conclusion as quickly as possible.
Manual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting lowering carrying pushing or pulling. But it’s not just a case of ‘pulling something’ due to the weight of the item although this can be a cause of injury. Injuries can be caused because of the amount of times you have to pick up or carry an item the distance you are carrying it the height from which you are picking it up or putting it down and any twisting bending stretching or other awkward posture you may use.
Employers have a duty of care to not only their employees but to visitors as well. This includes the general public suppliers customers etc. They are responsible for the health and safety of everyone on their premises. If any member of staff neglects to follow the health and safety guidelines and causes an accident or even if it is a basic lack of common sense that leads to another person being injured an employer is still held culpable.
If you have had an accident at work which was not your fault if you need advice on repetitive strain injuries or if you are thinking about making a compensation claim Michael Lewin Solicitors in the UK are there to help you call them today on: 0844 499 9302.