If you work with heavy loads such as on a building site or a warehouse, you may be more likely to suffer a work-related back injury. However, anyone can be susceptible to such injuries. There are a number of different types of back injuries and many ways that you can hurt your back. You could strain it from over-stretching or carrying a heavy load; you could damage your back after a fall; or you could gain injuries from repeated awkward movements from working in a factory or even from sitting at a desk in a bad position.
Back injuries can be very debilitating — some will cause long-term damage that may limit your movement for the rest of your life. Some back injuries will heal by themselves or with physiotherapy, but one common aspect of many back injuries is that they take a long time to heal. This can be very distressing and mean that you cannot carry on working whilst your back is healing; you may struggle to do things that you would normally find easy.
Getting the compensation that you deserve
If you have suffered a work-related back injury, you could be entitled to compensation. Employers have an obligation to ensure that their employees are safe and have had proper training so that they can carry out their work without causing injury to themselves. Sometimes employers are negligent in the way they train their staff or ask them to do things they are not able to. Simple manual handling training prevents many injuries, but some employers don’t even provide this. If employers are not taking into consideration these health and safety risks and putting in processes to avoid them, then they will be liable for any injuries caused because of this.
Experts in the field
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have dealt with many back injury cases during our 15 years in the field. Our team of accident and injury experts can offer you free, no-obligation advice over the phone on 0800 689 0500. We treat each of our clients with great care and understanding, and we want you to feel confident that we are on your side. If you need anything explained to you, we are always happy to do so and look forward to achieving a great result for you after your unfortunate injury. Call today to tell us about what happened and we will fill you in on the claims process.
Date Published: May 11, 2015
Author: David Brown