Compared to some other jobs, you may think working in an office is quite a safe prospect. It is, to be sure, but it is also not free from the potential for back injuries to occur from time to time.
While back injuries occurring in this setting are unlikely to come from serious impacts or more dramatic accidents, they can still occur in other ways.
This is why a number of people do manage to get office back injury compensation each year. The amounts will vary but if those injuries have led to an inability to work or to do other things in their life, they may win a sizeable amount.
Can you prove you should get office back injury compensation?
Proving you are entitled to compensation is a big step to take, yet it is a necessary one. For this to be taken successfully you must have evidence that negligence was the reason behind your injury.
For instance you may have experienced the pain of backache for some time. Yet when you approached your boss and asked for a better chair and desk to be set up to reduce the pain, they failed to take any action.
Similarly, if you were asked to lift heavy boxes of copy paper when a delivery arrived, yet it was too heavy and you were given no equipment or help to get the job done, this would amount to negligence as well.
Are you in a position to claim any compensation?
Clearly some back injuries may be easier than others to claim compensation for. However you should definitely always seek professional legal advice if you feel you do have a chance to make a claim.
Not only does this mean you get access to expert advice, it also takes the weight off your own shoulders, especially when you have the injury to cope with. Focusing on legal matters may be the last thing you would want to do personally.
Fortunately you will not have to do that at all. If you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now, you can see whether one of our team of advisers can connect you with one of our professional injury compensation lawyers.
It’s always best to get expert advice so you can see whether you are entitled to claim, and if so, how much you might win if your claim is successful.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Office accident claims