Have you ever suffered a neck injury? If you have you’ll know just how difficult it can make life while it heals. While these injuries can happen in a variety of ways, there are situations where people have had to come to terms with factory neck injuries.
In these instances the big question is how and why the injury happened. Accidents do happen, we’re all aware of that, but health and safety in the workplace should make it very unlikely that anything would ever go wrong.
Neck injuries can happen if you fall awkwardly, straining or wrenching your neck in the process. Imagine slipping over in something that has been spilled on the factory floor and not cleaned up for example.
In another example you might be working at height, perhaps repairing some machinery or using it to feed ingredients through or some other similar task. If it was not safe to be standing in that position you might fall onto the ground below and injure your neck in the process.
How serious can factory neck injuries be?
The most familiar neck injury for many people will be whiplash. This is basically a sprain of the muscles in the neck. While it can happen in a car crash where an impact occurs, it can happen in falls and other similar situations as well.
Whenever you suffer a neck injury you should seek expert medical advice. First aid can be useful but you should seek further confirmation of your injuries from your GP. Obviously, more serious incidents should result in you going to A&E for treatment. You cannot be too careful with this type of injury. Pinched nerves and occasionally potentially more serious injuries may occur as well.
Are you recovering? What should you do next?
There are numerous situations in which you may want to consider whether someone else might have been to blame for what happened to you. For example you could find you were injured as a result of a lack of maintenance of a piece of machinery, or because a risk assessment wasn’t performed before you started a particular job.
This shows why it is important to contact Accident Advice Helpline when you’ve been injured in this way. A fast call to us at 0800 689 0500 means you have the chance to find out whether negligence might lead to a compensation claim.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead