If a recent back injury caused time off work, you wouldn’t be alone. Every year, thousands of people suffer back injuries that lead them to have anything from a few days to several months off work. In the worst-case scenario, an injury could mean someone must stop working altogether – a situation that could have significant consequences for them financially.
It’s rare, but a back injury could potentially be caused at work. If an employer neglects to provide proper manual handling and lifting training, an employee injured while doing their job could claim for those injuries. In other cases, neglectful drivers might cause accidents that lead other people to suffer back injuries.
How would you manage if a back injury caused time off work?
No one ever thinks this will happen to them. You might have assumed you would never suffer an injury like this, and now you are off work and unable to do the things you used to take for granted. Not only do you have to work towards your recovery, you must also focus on how your finances will fare from here.
Many people get full pay for a time, but this may not last indefinitely. Your employer may only pay statutory sick pay, but in other cases they might give you full pay for however long you are entitled to it for. If you are off long term, you may eventually find you are managing on far less money than you are used to.
Can we help you fight for compensation?
Over the years, Accident Advice Helpline has been able to provide no-obligation advice to thousands of callers involved in situations just like yours. Whatever injury you have that forced you to take time off work, it’s worth finding out if you could claim – just like thousands of others have before you.
We’re easy to contact too. Call our freephone number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. But if you’d rather start by getting easy access to the most important answers regarding your accident, use the online test we have set up on our homepage. If your back injury caused time off work and it wasn’t your fault, negligence could be proven to support a compensation claim – and we could help.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead