If you have been diagnosed with a Work related Upper Limb Disorder within the last 3 years associated with your past or present employment then contact LPS today.
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Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD) and Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) are terms which are associated with a variety of different symptoms a person may feel in their hands, arms, elbows, shoulders and neck and are also sometimes known as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD).
Types of WRULD conditions
These conditions are usually caused by continuous periods of repetitive activity usually undertaken in their day to day working life although some can occur naturally. Other conditions of RSI and WRULD also include:
- Trigger Finger
- Tenosynovitis (de Quervain’s syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow)
- Trigger finger / thumb
- Peritendinitis Crepitans
- Cubital syndrome
- Diffuse Repetitive Strain Injury
- Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)
- Vibration White Finger (VWF)
Other upper limb conditions can also be included where there is pain but no specific diagnosis.
Symptoms of WRULD or RSI in the limbs include:
- Pins and needles (especially when exposed to cold)
- Swelling of hands or limbs
- Cold or numbness of hands or fingers
- Tiredness in the limbs affected
- Pain or cramp in upper back, shoulders or neck
- Lack of grip
- Pain and discomfort
Typical occupations that cause WRULD are:
- Keyboard operators
- Building construction
- Assembly line work
- Food preparation
- Use of tools (especially hand tools or tools that vibrate)
Symptoms may start off fairly mild but can then turn more serious if not diagnosed and dealt with at an early stage. The symptoms may eventually become debilitating and cause inability to carry out common everyday tasks or allow you to do your job properly.
What you should do?
If you think any of the above applies to you or you feel that you may be experiencing some of the symptoms then you may be suffering with a WRULD. You should contact your GP and LPS Solicitors today to get the best advice to help you both with your condition and possible compensation.
How can LPS help?
If you believe you are suffering from WRULD or have been diagnosed with it you may able to claim compensation. Contact LPS we work on a No Win No Fee basis so call our Industrial Disease solicitors today on 0800 996 1807, text 4myclaim to 88802, chat to us online, complete our short form or Calculate your claim now.