Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term used to describe the pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse.
It’s also known as work-related upper limb disorder, or non-specific upper limb pain.
The condition mostly affects parts of the upper body, such as the:
- forearms and elbows
- wrists and hands
- neck and shoulders
Slip and Fall
Accidents at Work can happen, and if you have been injured as a result of a slip or fall at work you may be entitled to compensation if you have sustained personal injury. Employers are insured against such accidents and we can assist you through the legal process for compensation for loss of earnings, medical expenses, etc., if same are recoverable.
Common injuries from a fall at work are:
- Back Pain/Spinal Injury
- Broken Bones
- Severe Bruising
A range of respiratory diseases can be caused by exposures in the workplace including diseases which are very serious – such as cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – which may often be fatal.
Respiratory Diseases from exposure in the Workplace can include:
- Occupational Asthma
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Allergic Rhinitis