Spinal injuries are definitely among the more serious injuries anyone could suffer. A wide variety of incidents could potentially lead to injuries like these, including car accidents, falls from a height and being hit by something or someone.
Factory spinal injuries don’t occur very often at all. However there are incidents where someone might receive such injuries and if this happens there is a chance they could be hurt and may sustain very serious injuries.
Manual handling can potentially result in spinal injuries if it is not done properly. For example if you lift and you don’t keep your back straight or bend your knees, this puts undue pressure on your spine. You should be taught how to safely handle things manually when you work in a factory.
What else might happen?
There are other situations where a fall might lead to factory spinal injuries. Working at height can sometimes be necessary in a factory. For example some pieces of machinery might require the user to be up on a platform to operate them.
In this case the platform should be stable and easy to use at all times. If it is substandard or the safety barrier around it is loose, someone might lean on it and fall off and sustain back injuries.
While it is possible to recover from these types of injury, the worst-case scenario could be that someone ends up paralysed – or worse. If there are long-lasting effects suffered from the injury this will be a life-changing experience.
How does your future look?
If you have suffered factory spinal injuries you may well be facing a future that is different from the one you imagined. For example you might end up having to cope with being in a wheelchair, or being unable to work as you did before.
There could be a variety of reasons why you end up in this situation, but if you think your employer was negligent you should find out more about your case.
Accident Advice Helpline can definitely help in this respect. The most important thing is to call us on 0800 689 0500 before you do anything else.
We have the ability and the experience to ensure you get the best advice just when you need it most. In fact, you may find you soon learn more about your situation and your injury, so call now.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead