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WORK RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS – AN ISSUE FOR THE FUTURE?Blog Author: Simon Smith BA (Hons)
I have a number of years experience in industrial disease and historically the focus has always been on pin-point type injuries, namely those that affect a particular part of the body, such as hearing loss or vibration white finger.
However, certain occupational activity can have a more general and widespread impact, although this has largely been an area that has enjoyed much favour. For example, along with vibration white finger there is also a condition called whole body vibration syndrome. Whilst I suspect that this is a condition for which few will now suffer, given the advances in suspension in vehicles, this may not be the same with regard to musculoskeletal disorders.
Musculoskeletal disorders is any condition where part of the musculoskeletal system – the nerves, tendons, muscles, joints and supporting structures are injured or damaged over time. As a consequence, the list of potential conditions is extensive and can extend to injury to any part of the body, although is most likely to be prevalent in the arms, should and back.
With the increasing pressure to raise the age of retirement it follows that the current workforce will work and be exposed to work conditions for longer. At present, there are many conditions that are associated with advancing years and these are often considered to be constitutional in nature. The question that will increasingly be asked is are they and even if they are, are they made worse than they might otherwise have been due to an individuals employment.
Of course, having symptoms does not automatically mean that a person has a claim, but this is one to watch and of which employers need to be aware, particularly where there is a significant manual handling element to the work and there is a considerable onus upon the employer.
The research in this particular area is limited and relatively recent; but the warnings are there and have been flagged up the likes of the Health and Safety Executive.
Simon Smith is a senior personal injury and industrial disease solicitor at Goodmans Law. You can e-mail Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org who is always happy to help and advise.
Goodmans Law are specialists in dealing with clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
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