If you have ever suffered from a back injury, you’ll know how much pain it can cause; pain that often radiates into other parts of the body such as the arms, legs, neck and shoulders.
In fact, a back injury can be so debilitating that many people find they have to give up their jobs or reduce the number of hours they work, with many manual, physical jobs becoming impossible.
You should feel safe at work and your employer should takes steps to reduce the risk of accidents occurring. With that said, if you have sustained workplace back injuries and you believe your employer is at fault, a personal injury compensation claim could be the answer.
Choose Accident Advice Helpline to handle your claim – we’ve been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen and we have 15 years’ experience handling personal injury claims.
How do workplace back injuries occur?
How do you injure your back at work? Well, it depends on the type of environment you work in. If you work in construction or as a roofer, you might fall from height and sustain serious workplace back injuries or spinal injuries which could even leave you permanently disabled.
Less serious injuries could be suffered after slipping on a wet floor in a retail store or office, or tripping over trailing cables or boxes of stock in a shop or office environment.
Injuries can also be caused by repetitive movements such as mopping a floor or manual handling – lifting very heavy or awkward items without proper training can easily cause you to throw your back out, leaving you suffering and in considerable pain.
If a back injury has you laid up and signed off work, you’ve got plenty of time to consider making a personal injury claim – but don’t wait too long as there is a three-year time limit to claim.
Will I get a large settlement?
It’s impossible for us to say how much compensation you’re entitled to without knowing what has happened to you and how severe your injuries are.
Your settlement takes into account any financial losses as well as your pain and suffering, and our experienced personal injury lawyers assess all claims individually, on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 day or night to find out if you have a viable claim and get confidential, no-obligation advice, however you have been injured.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton