With around 80% of people suffering back pain of some kind at some point during their lifetime, it makes sense to reduce the odds of back injury as much as possible.
Injuries can happen in a whole host of ways, and while back injuries occurring at work are quite uncommon, that doesn’t mean they won’t happen.
Every year there are a number of cases launched that aim to win workplace back injury compensation. Everyone has a right to work safely no matter what job they happen to do.
Their employer should be up-to-date with risk assessments that identify any potential problems or safety issues that might occur in a particular situation or when doing a particular job.
Other examples of situations that might lead to back injuries
Back injuries may also potentially be caused if someone doesn’t lift something properly. If your job involves lifting of any kind you should receive proper training so you minimise the odds of being injured.
If you are required to move heavier items you cannot lift safely, the appropriate equipment should also be given to you, such as a pump truck for example for lifting pallets. You would also need to be trained on how to use such equipment.
Clearly there are many ways in which injuries like this can be minimised. Avoiding them in the first place is the best course of action, and can avoid the need to consider trying for workplace back injury compensation at all.
Suppose you have been hurt?
A back injury could affect your future in lots of ways. You may suffer pain at the very least, either for a short period or in an ongoing way. If your injury is severe it may end up finishing your career permanently. Some people end up in wheelchairs or with limited ability to walk. These are the worst-case scenarios but they can happen.
Clearly it is always worth finding out whether a no win, no fee claim to seek compensation for your injuries might work in your case. A call to speak to the team at Accident Advice Helpline could turn out to be a positive thing to do. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you could make a claim of this nature. We could match you with one of our lawyers who may be able to help you out.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead