A Court of Appeal ruling last month has paved the way for a legal debate to continue over the rights of those seeking damages for repetitive strain injury. The Appeal Court, by a two-to-one majority, held that secretary Ann Pickford who claims she developed chronic RSI through speed typing, had not been fully advised to take rest periods and that her symptoms were not "hysterical" in origin. The decision paves the way for Pickford to continue with her compensation claim in which she is seeking £175,000 from ICI.