When stacking shelves or undertaking heavy lifting in the workplace a back injury can occur with little warning, but the results can be life altering with long-term pain, limiting not only your mobility but also your ability to earn. As such, seeking back injury advice from an experienced law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can be vital in securing financial stability during your recovery.
If proper health and safety standards are not met in the workplace then you may be placed in situations where back injuries can easily occur that could be avoided. Whether it is working in an uncomfortable position, repeated actions over a prolonged period or being asked to lift excessive weight these can lead to injuries such as slipped discs, trapped nerves and sprains. As our back is involved in almost every movement we make, be it directly bending and twisting or simply offering support and balance, an injury in this area can take a long time to fully heal and might cause persistent pain. A quick phone call to Accident Advice Helpline for back injury advice could be all it takes to secure compensation for such injuries.
Is my back injury eligible for a claim?
When it comes to back injury claims the deciding factor is that of fault. If you suffered a back injury due to a car crash or violent crime then this is easily decided. The most common source of back injuries, however, is the workplace and in these cases a few factors must be considered. The first is your working conditions – are you required to remain in an uncomfortable position for extended periods or to repeat actions without a break for the entire day? In these cases degenerative conditions or chronic back pain may develop and this is usually eligible for a claim. An employer should ensure that working conditions are comfortable, varied and that you have ample breaks.
The second factor is health and safety guidelines and procedures at your place of work. As long as you did not breach these procedures your back injury may be eligible for a claim. In these cases further details must be considered. What task were you undertaking and were there any possible preventative measures that could have been taken? What were your employer’s instructions to you? If you were following your employer’s instructions and were undertaking heavy lifting alone, or in a group that ought to consist of more people, or without the aid of necessary machinery, and as a result you suffer a back injury then you have a strong case to make a claim.
How to claim for a back injury
In order to claim for your back injury you will need to contact a personal injury law firm to secure expert back injury advice to ensure your claim is trouble free. Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly advisers can take your through our simple 30-second test to assess your back injury claim and, if successful, connect you with an experienced solicitor. By making your claim straightforward and stress free you can secure financial security whilst focussing on recovering from your back injury. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: October 28, 2013
Author: David Brown