If you’ve been involved in accidents at work and you sustained a severe back injury, you may be worrying about taking time off and losing out on valuable income. If you were involved in an accident which wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation, which could ease financial pressures associated with reduced income and long-term injuries.
Coping with a severe back injury
Coping with a severe back injury can be difficult, especially if you are worrying about taking sick leave, losing your job or even being unable to work again. If you work in an industry which involves physical exertion, there may be a chance that a severe back injury eliminates the possibility of returning to work, so it’s understandable to be concerned about the future. Claiming compensation can help to give you peace of mind if you are struggling with bills and living costs or you are worried about losing income once your sick pay runs out.
With a severe back injury, recovery can take a long time and it’s important to be patient and avoid the temptation to try and rush. Pushing yourself will probably result in a setback. Physiotherapy is often recommended for those who have sustained back injuries in work accidents. Specific exercises help to build strength and increase flexibility and range of movement gradually. Occupational therapy can also help make your home an easier place to live, especially if you have been in hospital for a long period of time.
How can I make a work injury claim?
If you sustained a severe back injury at work and you were not to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline to talk through the details of your work accident. If you can prove that the incident was not your fault and you were injured at work in the last three years, our expert personal injury lawyers will do all they can to secure your no win, no fee* payout.
Visit our website to complete the 30-second eligibility test or call free on 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. The amount of work accident compensation awarded depends on a number of factors, including the type and severity of the injury, the impact on your mental and physical health and the consequences for your employment status and your ability to earn and support any dependants.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown