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Repetitive Strain Injury Claims Solicitors

Repetitive Strain Injury Claims Solicitors

Are you suffering the effects of a repetitive strain injury (RSI) caused by the negligence of your employer in Belfast or Northern Ireland? We’re here to help you claim the RSI compensation you deserve.

  • Legal experts specialising in RSI claims and other workplace injuries
  • Hassle-free claims process with support every step of the way
  • Experience of pursuing similar repetitive strain injury claims since 1993
  • Strong record of successful work-related injury claims
  • Free, no-obligation initial consultation

Repetitive Strain Injury Claims, Northern Ireland

A repetitive strain injury (RSI) — sometimes called overuse syndrome or upper limb disorder— is the pain and discomfort caused by repeating the same movements over a long period. It usually affects muscles, tendons, joints and nerves in your arms, shoulders, wrists and hands.

If you’re living with a repetitive strain injury, you may be experiencing long-term pain, loss of strength and other symptoms that impact your life every day. When your RSI is the result of your employer’s failure to properly protect you, you are entitled to compensation. Our specialist RSI solicitors are here to help you claim the money that’s rightfully yours.

Symptoms & Causes of Repetitive Strain Injury

RSI Claim Eligibility

Your employer has a duty of care to you. If they failed to provide a safe working environment and this resulted in you sustaining an RSI, you are eligible to make a repetitive strain injury claim.

Claiming for Yourself – If you’ve suffered an RSI as a result of employer negligence, you can make an RSI claim.

Claiming on Behalf of Someone Else – If a loved one suffered an RSI due to employer negligence and is unable to make a claim, you can claim on their behalf.

RSI Claim Process

We understand that the aches and pains of a repetitive strain injury have a significant impact on your life. That’s why we’ve created an RSI claim process that avoids placing any extra burden on you — we handle everything. Here’s what to expect.

Step 1: Contact Reid Black
Make the all-important first step of getting in touch for free initial legal advice on your RSI claim. There’s no obligation to proceed.

Step 2: Gathering Information
If you decide to proceed with your claim, we’ll start gathering as much evidence as possible to support it. This will include things like information about your work history and your medical records.

Step 3: Medical Assessment
We’ll then arrange for you to be assessed by an independent medical professional. We want to be 100% certain of the long-term impact of your RSI before seeking compensation.

Step 4: Compensation Negotiations
Once we’re sure of the prognosis and any lasting effects of your injuries, we will negotiate with your employer’s insurance company to secure the maximum compensation to which you’re entitled.

Step 5: Compensation Payout
We continue to represent your interests to make sure the insurer pays the compensation in a timely manner.

Repetitive Strain Injury Claim Time Limits

RSI Compensation Payouts

The amount of RSI compensation you get will depend on how serious the injury is. Factors such as the level of pain you’re enduring, the impact on your quality of life and your career will be taken into consideration.

The payout you receive will be split into two types of compensation – General Damages and Special Damages.

General Damages

This is compensation for the direct impact the RSI has had on your life, the amount of pain and discomfort you’re in, and how long that pain will last. General damages compensation payouts for RSI claims in Northern Ireland are set according to the following guidelines:

£2,200 – £3,530 if you will make a complete recovery from your RSI within weeks or months.
£8,640 – £10,750 if your RSI symptoms will resolve within three years.
£14,900 – £16,340 if you’ll experience continuing RSI symptoms.
£21,910 – £23,130 if you’ll experience continuing disability and loss of employment.

Special Damages

This is compensation that reflects the financial impact of your RSI. It will cover things like medical fees, travel expenses, rehabilitation costs and loss of earnings. Compensation amounts for special damages will vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Why Choose Reid Black?

We’re experienced personal injury solicitors with a strong record of successfully pursuing RSI claims in Northern Ireland. We’ll bring the experience of repetitive strain injury cases we’ve built since 1993 to guide you towards the maximum compensation you deserve based on your symptoms.

Our Specialist Repetitive Strain Injury Claim Solicitors

Our Specialist Repetitive Strain Injury Claim Solicitors

Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Peter Lynch of Reid Black Solicitors is one of Northern Ireland’s Leading Road Traffic Accident Experts.
  • He will act for you solely and does not accept referrals from insurers or Accident Management companies thus ensuring we have your interests first.
  • Have an initial no-cost chat about any Road Traffic Accident to see if you have a case.
  • He acts in Car Accidents, Cycling & Motorbike Accidents and Pedestrian Accident Claims.
  • Peter will be able to Fast track your claim to get you the compensation you deserve.
Libby Smyth
Libby Smyth
20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Libby Smyth is one Northern Ireland’s leading Road Traffic Accident and Personal Injury Solicitors.
  • She will handle your Road Traffic Accident Claim effectively and efficiently, keeping your best interests as her prime concern.
  • Specialist in all types of personal injury claims, with a focus on Road Traffic Injury Claims.
  • Libby can expedite your injury claim to ensure you get your compensation as fast as possible.
  • If you’ve been injured as a result of a Road Traffic Accident, contact Libby today for free initial chat to see if you’re eligible for a claim.
Eilis McQuillan
Eilis McQuillan
14 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Elis McQuillan has extensive experience dealing with Road Traffic Accident Claims in Northern Ireland.
  • She will prioritise your interest’s first and act solely on your behalf.
  • Specialist in all types of Road Traffic Accident Claims and Litigation, including Car Accidents, Cycling Accidents and Motorbike Accidents.
  • Ellis can Fast Track your Road Traffic Accident Claim, so you get your compensation as soon as possible.
  • Contact Ellis today for a free initial consultation to determine if you’re entitled to a Road Traffic Accident Claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can make an RSI claim against your employer. You should also keep in mind that any compensation payout will be made by your employer’s insurance company, so you should have no concerns about pursuing your claim.
Yes, if the company you worked for at the time you sustained your RSI is no longer trading we will simply track down your former employer’s insurance company from the time of your employment and claim directly.
We will help you to gather as much evidence as we can to support your claim. This might include your medical records, occupational health notes, photos of your work environment, details of any tools or machinery you operated, and any relevant correspondence with your employer.
We settle most RSI claims without needing to go to court. But it’s always useful to have the option of court action available if your employer refuses to accept liability or their insurer doesn’t offer a suitable amount of compensation.
If your RSI claim is relatively straightforward and your employer accepts liability, your case could be settled in less than six months. If the claim is more complex or your RSI is more serious, it could take longer. This can be useful in demonstrating the lasting impact of your RSI and any long-term effects. We can seek an interim payment — a partial compensation payout — if your case is taking longer to settle so that you don’t suffer any financial hardship in the meantime.

Take The First Step Towards Your RSI Compensation

It’s time to secure the compensation you deserve for the pain and discomfort you’ve been forced to endure. Get in touch now for free, no-obligation legal advice on your RSI claim.

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