It is estimated that an RSI injury has affected around a million people in the UK and many compensation claims have been made where employer liability is in evidence; Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds are trained to accurately assess and prove a genuine RSI claim and help victims claim the compensation they deserve.
Repetitive strain injuries occur over a period of time so it is often more difficult to prove if an employer’s negligence has caused them. However claims are handled in the same way as accident claims once liability has been proved. RSI affects many parts of the body fingers hands arms neck shoulders back knees and legs.
Often RSI is caused by heavy lifting. Injuries are usually associated with situations such as poor work stations or prolonged repetitive activity without rest. However manual handling and using physical force also puts a strain on nerves muscles and tendons. As well as causing distress and pain RSI can affect careers and impact future earnings.
Manual handling training is also an area that is frequently highlighted as a major cause of injuries in the workplace. Lifting carrying pulling and pushing heavy loads incorrectly can cause quite serious injuries
Michael Lewin accepted a genuine case from 32 year old Mr D from Warrington who had been injured lifting a heavy load at work. In another case a client who was injured loading a heavy drum onto a works vehiclereceived £8000.00 in compensation.
Michael Lewin specialise in all areas of personal injury law and have handled a multitude of RSI injury compensation claims and manual handling claims; the expertise of the legal team in Leeds has helped many victims get the compensation they deserve giving them the financial assistance to help them get their lives back on track.
All employers have a duty of care to their employees in terms of health and safety. They must provide full training for the jobs their employees are required to do they must provide a safe environment suitable equipment and a safe system of work. An employer can only escape liability for an employees work related injury if they can prove they have complied with all health and safety regulations.
RSI claims require proof that an employer was aware of the risks but failed to do anything about them. It must also be proved that the injuries are a direct result of the work the employee was doing. Michael Lewin will help clients with this process as they have a wealth of knowledge in this area of personal injury law.
They also have a wide experience of claims involving manual handling injuries and if an employer has failed to follow the correct procedures and has put an employee at risk of injury they will be able to show evidence of this to move a claim forwards to a successful conclusion. If you have had an office accident at work which was not your fault if you have suffered a slip trip or fall or think you may be suffering from repetitive strain injury call Michael Lewin Solicitors for expert compensation claims advice in the UK:0844 499 9302.