Repetitive Strain Injury at Work

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What is repetitive strain injury?

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an injury caused by overuse or repetitive use of soft tissues in the body over a period of time.  RSI can be caused by repeated use of the same movements that often occur whilst at work. In the workplace, RSI can develop from repetitive movements. Typically, this occurs in the arms, elbows, wrist, fingers, shoulders, back or neck while doing normal work duties for prolonged periods.

Why are workers at risk of repetitive strain injury?

Over the last few decades, there has been an increase in workers compensation claims for RSI.  The rise in repetitive strain injury claims could be attributed to the increased use of technology in the workplace. The repetitive motion necessary to operate this technology can lead to RSI.

What are the different types of RSI?

There are a few different types of repetitive strain injuries that can occur at work; including but not limited to:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow

Can I make a workers compensation claim for my Repetitive stress injury?

If you have sustained an injury at work or while doing any work-related activity, you are entitled to make a workers compensation claim. When RSI occurs at work due to inadequate processes, procedures or work equipment, there is a greater chance of a successful workers compensation claim.

To find out if you are entitled to make an RSI compensation claim, talk to our personal injury lawyers.

What should I do if I have sustained a repetitive strain injury at work?

  • See a doctor about your RSI.
  • Contact a Compensation Lawyers as soon as possible.
  • If you are uncertain as to whether you are entitled to make a claim for compensation, you can contact us at Cairns Compensation Lawyers. We offer an obligation free claim assessment, either face to face or over the phone.  
  • Don’t hesitate, there are time limits to make a workers compensation claim. In Queensland, you have three years from the date of injury to make a workers compensation claim.

Our workers compensation lawyers work on a no win no fee basis and can help you with your RSI claim. Contact us at Cairns Compensation Lawyers to discuss your claim today or call 4052 0750.