If you have been injured in an accident at work, you may have been unlucky enough to sustain a spinal injury. These types of injuries can have a huge impact on your quality of life both now and in the future. But are you at risk of a spinal injury and what are some common spinal injury causes at work?
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people claim compensation for over 16 years, and during that time we have helped hundreds of workers claim compensation after an accident which caused a spinal injury. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so get in touch with us to see if you could be next.
Common spinal injury causes and staying safe at work
Falls from height are one of the most common spinal injury causes, particularly if you fall from a height of above one metre (five steps). Depending on how you land you could suffer a blow to the head, neck or back which could lead to a spinal injury. Because nerves in the spine are responsible for things like sensation, motor control and bowel and bladder control, a spinal injury can be serious. You could be left paralysed or without sensation in part of your body, and unable to use the toilet without assistance.
If you’ve been asked to work at height as part of your job, it is important to ensure that there are safety measures in place to protect you, for example safety harnesses or a net. It’s up to your employer to keep you safe, and if you approach them with concerns about working at height, they need to address these. If this doesn’t happen and you are injured, Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury claim.
Claiming compensation after a spinal injury at work
If you have suffered a spinal injury at work and you’re wondering if you are eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation, it’s a good idea to seek advice as soon as possible after your accident. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim and benefit from expert advice from our advisors. However your spinal injury has affected your life, we can help, so get in touch with us today.
Date Published: January 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen