No matter what field someone works in, they could suffer from the possibility of an overuse or repetitive strain injury (RSI).
What are these injuries? How can a person handle them? Most importantly, what sort of impact may they have on a person’s life?
Causes of RSIs
Mayo Clinic discusses overuse injuries, a somewhat common problem among workers. These injuries occur when a person uses the same part of their body to perform the same task over a period of time. RSIs can form in as little as a few days, but can also take months or even years to happen.
On top of that, many different activities could cause RSIs. As an example of the wide array of fields that RSIs impact, here are a small sample: librarians, cashiers, chefs, surgeons, hair stylists, receptionists, attorneys, assembly line workers and teachers.
Most jobs have a physical aspect involved. Unfortunately, many jobs are also repetitive by nature. This means that many people could risk injuring the part of their body that engages with the repetitive motion the most.
The problem with recovery
The big issue with RSIs is the fact that these injuries often require a long period of rest before full recovery is possible. However, many people cannot afford to take that time away from work, as it often requires multiple weeks or even months of rest.
This is why many victims of RSIs choose to seek financial compensation for the injury they face. This way, they do not have to worry as much about lost wages or the expenses of medical care.