For every person who wins compensation for repetitive strain injury there
are another 50 who are suffering in silence, the TUC has estimated.
The unions body has calculated that more than 150,000 people suffer from RSI
each year, but just 3,000 won compensation last year.
It has called on businesses to work more closely with unions to develop
prevention programmes, plan rehabilitation and agree compensation where
Workers most at risk from RSI are those on small assembly lines or those
using keyboards or a mouse.
A third of all workers – around 8 million – said their work conditions
require them to repeat the same sequence of movements "all the time"
or "nearly all the time".