As our nation continues its transition into a service-based economy, more and more jobs these days revolve around the daily use of a computer. Ergonomics, or the branch of scientific study that deals with the human body in a work environment, is therefore increasingly focused on proper posture and hand-position over a keyboard.
Repetitive stress injuries, or RSIs, are some of the most common workplace ailments that ergonomics seeks to prevent and remedy. Caused by the overuse of a particular joint, RSIs often result from playing video games or musical instruments for extended periods as well. Some major examples of RSIs that can arise from typing work include:
Although they have become extremely commonplace, RSIs are easily preventable given good ergonomic habits, such as:
If you have experienced a typing-related injury or another form of RSI, and you think someone else’s negligence might be in some way at fault, contact the experienced Kenosha personal injury lawyers at the law offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.