There are a number of potential causes of RSI. Some of the main ones include working with vibrating machinery on a regular basis, overusing certain muscles, carrying heavy loads and maintaining a poor posture at work due to bad ergonomic planning.
When working long hours, it is essential to take adequate breaks. Lack of breaks in between work hours can contribute to strain on the body and this can also cause RSI.
Psychological Factors Can Contribute To RSI
A number of psychological factors can contribute to repetitive strain injury when combined with the physical causes. The main one includes stress. Stress has been proven to increase risk of RSI. Another psychological cause is fatigue.
How To Deal With The Causes of RSI
RSI causes can be dealt with having adequate health and safety measures at the workplace. It is the duty of every employer to protect their workers from risks of injuries and illnesses. In any workplace, employers must be aware of the potential risks of RSI and they must take practical steps to eliminate or reduce the risks.
When employers fail to protect workers from RSI and other similar injuries, it is termed as negligence and it can give rise to potential RSI claims for compensation.
RSI Compensation Claims
RSI is a condition that can occur in work environments where workers are required to perform repetitive tasks. Since most cases of RSI are work related, the employer may be held liable to pay compensation to workers who have suffered as a result of their negligence.
If you are considering making a RSI claim for compensation, do not hesitate to contact our solicitors through our quick online claim form. Remember, your employer cannot dismiss you on the grounds of making a compensation claim against the company. If you have suffered injury at work due to your employer’s negligence, you have the right to make a compensation claim. This will also help you protect others from suffering from similar injuries at work.