Where do you work? Maybe you’re a builder or other tradesperson and you work on building sites. Perhaps you work in an office sitting at a desk all day. Maybe your place of work is a warehouse or factory. Whatever the case may be, you have a right to expect your working environment to be safe. Thankfully, this is almost always the case, and few people end up with a back injury from work.
With that said, there are cases where people have been injured and have ended up being unable to work for a time. Back injuries can be problematic. Some heal quickly and easily, while others require ongoing treatment and may never heal properly.
How did your injury occur?
Everyone who may end up lifting things at work should receive manual handling training. This teaches you how to lift things properly, when to get help to lift and how to use other lifting equipment that saves your back. If you didn’t get this training and you were injured while lifting something, this could point to a negligent employer.
A fall from height can also potentially lead to back injuries happening. A back injury is a catch-all term, too – it could mean a pulled muscle, a slipped disc or even a fracture to one or more vertebrae in the spine. Any injury has the chance to heal quickly or to be life changing, depending on how it happened and how bad it is.
Did you receive a back injury from work in the last three years?
That period is important, because any claim you make stemming from the accident must be started within three years of the accident occurring. The team at Accident Advice Helpline can make sure you get proper legal advice today, when you call 0800 689 0500. You can even call us from your mobile phone if you’re in a hurry for advice – use 0333 500 0993 and you’ll soon be speaking with someone who can help.
If one of our personal injury lawyers can help you with a claim following a back injury from work, they will let you know as quickly as possible and handle most of the hard work for you. You’ll never be left in the dark following a call to our team, because we are here to provide you with advice and no-obligation support.