If you are suffering from a repetitive strain injury and your injury has been caused by a past or present employer, then you may be eligible for compensation.
It will have to be proven that your employer is liable for your injury, in order to make a successful claim. This will be achieved by reviewing your employer’s health and safety records and by reviewing the details of your case. It is usually the case with repetitive strain injury claims that the employer failed in their legal duties to protect their employee.
If it is found that your employer failed in their duty, then you will have a strong claim. For example, your injury may have been caused by your employer not properly following the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended in 2002).
Are there any eligibility requirements for making an industrial accident UK claim?
Your industrial accident UK claim will be built by your lawyer, however before this process begins it is important to first ascertain your eligibility to make a claim in the first place.
To be eligible for compensation, the date your repetitive strain injury became clear must be no more than three years ago. This is known as your Date of Knowledge or your Date of Limitation. You only have three years to make your claim from this date, because after this it will be time-barred or statute barred under UK law.
Another eligibility requirement is your level of liability. If your repetitive strain injury was caused by somebody else, then you need not concern yourself with this section.
However, if you are completely liable for your injuries, then you will have no grounds for a claim and the other side will be under no obligation to accept your industrial accident UK claim and pay you compensation. This is unlikely to be the case with an RSI, however it is still something to consider before you make your claim.
How long does the claims process take?
Our specialist lawyers can process claims in as little as 6-8 weeks. The length of time it will take to process your claim depends on the complexity of your case, or in other words the level of investigation that is required to get to the bottom of it. You also need to factor in the efficiency of the other side, who will have their own investigative processes to follow.
To get a better estimated pay-out for your industrial accident UK claim or to find out more about your legal rights when making a repetitive strain injury claim, call our experienced and compassionate claims advisors today for free and with no obligation on 0800 157 1437.