Musculoskeletal disorders

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  • Upper-limb disorder

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Vibration white finger

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Musculoskeletal disorder

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Fear is the key to display screen disorders

    Date:
    1 November 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    With cases of work-related upper-limb disorder continuing to reach the courts, it is worth reviewing one of the most high-profile cases to come to trial over recent years. The High Court judgment of July 1998 in Amosu and others vs the Financial Times recalls the days when there was great and heated debate over the term "RSI" and whether any such condition existed.

  • Barclays' statutory breaches led to upper-limb disorder

    Date:
    1 March 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Conaty v Barclays Bank plc, the Central London County Court awards a former Barclays Bank employee £243,792 after she developed a work-related upper-limb disorder.

  • Court of Appeal backs diffuse ULD claimants

    Date:
    1 October 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Alexander and others v Midland Bank plc, the Court of Appeal upholds the decision of the trial court that five data encoders developed work-related upper-limb disorders (WRULDs) caused by repetitive work under intensive pressure, insufficient work breaks and poor arm posture.

  • Employer cleared of vibration-CTS "knowledge"

    Date:
    1 October 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Walker v Wabco Automotive UK Ltd, the Court of Appeal overturns damages awarded to a woman for a work-related upper-limb disorder after it finds that her employers could not have been expected to anticipate that the use of vibrating tools could lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • Assessment and rotation failure caused WRULD

    Date:
    1 October 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Godfrey v Bernard Matthews plc, a company is liable for an employee's upper-limb disorder because it failed to carry out a risk assessment, which would have identified a need for job rotation.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee health (musculoskeletal disorders).