Have you suffered a back injury after working in a factory? Whether you are employed by a food production factory or work on an electrical goods production line, factory worker back injuries are amongst the most common types of injury suffered by those working in the manufacturing industry. That’s because you are usually spending long periods of time standing -but there are other factors that could put you at risk too.
What led to your accident happening?
The most common cause of factory worker back injuries is repetitive strain. Carrying out the repetitive tasks required on a production line can cause serious back strain and injuries which could cause chronic pain and long-term problems.
You need to ensure your employer allows you adequate rest breaks to stretch your muscles and prevent injuries from occurring. Manual handling is also another key cause of back injuries – lack of proper manual handling training could lead to serious injuries when lifting heavy or awkward loads at work.
Finally, slips, trips and falls could cause a back injury whilst working in a factory. You might trip over boxes of stock or slip on a wet floor that has been recently mopped, because no warning signs were displayed. You could even slip on spillages on the factory floor and suffer a slipped disc or ruptured tendon in your back that may require surgery.
Whether you’ve suffered minor or serious injuries after your accident, chances are that your employer could have done more to prevent it from happening. If this is the case, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you get the personal injury compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. There’s no need to worry about being obligated to make a claim, as you can simply call us for confidential advice and to find out more about what happens next.
Making a claim – will I be successful?
Most claims are fairly straightforward and it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court. But we can’t say for certain whether your claim will be successful. If you’ve been injured and it can be proven that your employer has been negligent, there’s a good chance you will receive compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline right now on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the claims process or get advice after your accident. But don’t delay – there is a three-year time limit in place for personal injury claims, so we recommend getting in touch as soon as possible after your workplace accident.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton