Repetitive strain injury can be caused by incorrectly designed work stations or by being asked to carry heavy objects frequently; if you have suffered from this type of injury Michael Lewin can help you to make a claim.
Mr F worked carrying meat products for some of his working day. He had overcompensated whilst carrying some beef and he suffered an injury to his back.
The most-often prescribed treatments for early-stage repetitive strain injuries include medication such as anti-inflammatory medicines combined with physical therapy such as rest splinting and massage. Sometimes repetitive strain injuries resolve themselves if treatments begin shortly after the onset of symptoms. However some RSIs may require more aggressive intervention including surgery and can persist for years.
Manual handling injuries occur in nearly all manual labour roles pre-existing injuries and having received no training will all increase the chances that an injury will occur. Work related injuries are very expensive for the employee in terms of their quality of life outside the workplace. Sometimes repetitive strain injuries or back injuries which are picked up in the workplace can prevent the employee from enjoying hobbies which they once loved. Sleep patterns can be disrupted due to the pain that the employee is suffering from an injury which was caused by something as simple as having an incorrectly aligned desk.
If Michael Lewin can help you after a repetitive strain injury give us a call to start the claim process now.
Michael Lewin know that compensation will not reduce the pain and emotional turmoil that a repetitive strain injury can cause but it does give our clients the safety blanket of knowing that whilst they are recovering they have the finances to concentrate on their recovery.
It is essential therefore that employers manage the risks to their employees. As an example you should not carry out any manual handling tasks; where manual handling is unavoidable then the risk should be minimised by using equipment such as trollies fork lift truck and other machinery such as conveyor belts to take goods over shorter distances. Wheeled trolleys like those used by delivery men and packing firms should be utilised. In all cases where lifting or pushing of objects is needed risk assessments should be carried out to cover the role which the employee undertakes by a person who is suitably qualified to do the job.
Manual handling is one of the most common causes of injury at work and 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 of various seriousness.
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