If you suspect that your working environment has caused you a repetitive strain injury, and you would like to explore the options for making an RSI compensation claim then please call our 24 hours a day helpline now.
Workers in Sunderland are eligible to claim for RSI compensation if they injury was sustained whilst at work. Our team of solicitors specialise in helping people get the justice that they deserve for personal injury, with compensation amounts being awarded for medical costs, pain and suffering, and any financial issues you might have suffered from due to your RSI symptoms.
We work on a no win on fee* agreement for all clients, meaning you can relax whilst our lawyers do the hard work and liaise with your employer’s insurance company to get the best result for you and your family.
RSI Claims (Sunderland Specialists)
Repetitive strain injuries are also known as work-related upper limb disorder (WRULD) and can include a large range of symptoms including:
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Types of Repetitive Strain Injury Claims in Sunderland
Typically we find that workers in Sunderland who suffer from RSI fall into two distinct categories.
Blue collar (factory related) – workers in factories, construction, and warehouse environments will often perform repetitive tasks in un-natural positions which can lead to pain in the shoulders, arms, hands, thumbs, fingers, and elbows.
White collar (office related) – Office workers such as secretaries, receptionists, call centre workers, and computer programmers, or any employee who has to perform data inputting, typing, secretarial duties and other similar tasks will also be prone to RSI injury.
The Symptoms of RSI
The symptoms of repetitive strain injury will very much depend on your own circumstances. It will vary from claimant to claimant, but typically you will be experiencing the following issues:
- Tingling or Numb Fingers
Making a RSI Compensation Claim With Us
In order to make a successful repetitive strain injury claim, our Sunderland team will need to prove that the RSI complaint is due to your working environment. We will also need to ensure that we have medical documentation confirming that you are indeed suffering.
If you have any concerns about taking legal action against a current employer then please call us so that our specialists can put your mind at ease. In simple terms though, any RSI compensation award will be paid for by an insurance company, and NOT your employer.
RSI claims are made every day around the UK, and insurance companies are prepared to pay out where the claim can be proven. With that in mind, it’s worth noting that any compensation or money will not be paid for by the business you work for and you are not allowed to be discriminated against by law if you decide to proceed.
Repetitive Strain Injury Compensation Sunderland
All cases are different, but for some very loose guidance on claim amounts, you might expect to receive the following compensation amounts should we be successful.
- You recover completely within a few months: up to £2300
- Your pain lasts up to two years: up to- £6200
- Continuing permanent intermittent pain: up to £10,500
- Surgery necessary with an effect on your ability to work: £10,500 – £15,000
We offer free consultations to all callers into our team, so please call us now and tell us little bit about what your circumstances are and we will quickly tell you where you stand legally.