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Friday, 22 May, 1998, 09:18 GMT 10:18 UK
Court to decide on RSI case
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Five bank workers expect to hear if they have won a test case for compensation for developing Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).

The women say they got RSI while working part-time as keyboard operators at Midland Bank's processing centre in Surrey.

They claim they developed upper limb problems including aches, stiffness and shooting pains, after their work rate was increased at their Frimley office.

Claims from other bank workers could follow if the women are successful.

RSI is a condition caused by a repeated physical activity. It can permanently or temporarily disable hands and arms.

Their case was heard over six weeks at a court in London and the reserved judgement is expected to be given by Judge Byrt at the Mayor's and City of London Court.

The case was brought by the Banking Insurance and Finance Union, which has nine other Midland Bank cases in the pipeline.

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