Most people have heard of a hernia and have some idea of what it involves. Basically, a hernia happens when a part of the body – typically in the abdomen – pushes through the surrounding tissues or muscles. This can cause a visible bump to appear that can be seen outside the body. There are numerous types of them that are specific to certain areas or organs.
Hernias can potentially occur in all kinds of different ways. However, there is a chance you might potentially develop a hernia as a result of the work you do. In this case, there could be an opportunity to seek out work hernia compensation.
How can a hernia occur at work?
This is very unlikely to happen but there is a slim chance it could do. Typically speaking it would occur as a result of heavy lifting, especially if you have never been taught how to lift properly. A lack of manual handling training could mean you end up lifting inappropriately. This in turn will put pressure on certain parts of your body.
For example it is possible to experience a hernia in your spinal discs or in your groin or abdomen. These can potentially be caused via heavy lifting, especially if this has occurred over an extended period of time.
Are you able to claim work hernia compensation?
If you suspect you have a hernia you should see your GP for a proper diagnosis. They may be able to determine whether the work you do and the way you do it has led to the hernia developing in the first place. If this is the case, they may be able to provide evidence that could help you with any claim for work hernia compensation.
To get professional no-obligation advice, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have a free enquiry line that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500. Once you have spoken to one of our experienced advisors, you may have a better idea of whether you could claim compensation for a hernia that may have been caused by the work you do. Getting professional legal advice at this stage is a very good idea indeed, so why not call us today to see whether you have enough evidence to support such a claim? You have nothing to lose by calling to find out.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead