People can suffer back injuries in a wide variety of ways. However, some will suffer a back injury in workplaces and this can occur in several specific ways. It may also result in taking some time off work to recover, and in some rarer cases, people end up having to change jobs or even careers following an injury like this.
Incorrect lifting techniques can be a major cause of preventable back injuries in this situation. Every worker who might have to lift as part of their job should be given expert manual handling training before starting their job. Additionally, follow-up training should be provided every year as a minimum, so nothing is forgotten.
Lifting things that are too heavy
It’s not just lifting incorrectly in the workplace that can lead to injuries. Lifting things that are too heavy to manage on your own could also cause you to hurt yourself. Every load should be assessed for shape, size and weight prior to deciding to lift it. If you need help, ask for it. In other cases, lifting equipment might be required.
Additionally, back injuries could also happen if someone has a fall at work. This is uncommon, and is more likely to happen as the result of a trip or a slip than a fall from height. However, the back can be jarred or injured in some way in any of these situations, so it is important to avoid them wherever possible.
The possibility of compensation for a back injury in workplaces
Accident Advice Helpline has a team that works hard to provide dedicated and professional advice to everyone who needs it. If you’ve had a back injury in workplaces you’ve been in within the last three years, we may be able to help you too. Find out more today by calling 0800 689 0500, or ring 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile. Alternatively, you may want to start by using the quick test we have created on our website.
The ability to answer a few simple questions about your injury is all that is required at this early stage. Within the next few moments, you could know whether a compensation claim could be started for you. If so, one of our lawyers will help you understand what you need to do and how your claim will go ahead.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead