Many jobs are stressful, and some lead people to be racing against the clock to get their work done each day. No one should ever run in the workplace, because this can lead to a greater chance of accidents happening. However, if you got a back injury from running and you know it should not have occurred, it is worth thinking about the possibility of compensation.
Some people feel guilty for even thinking about compensation. However, someone who was injured at work through the fault of a third party was not to blame for their accident. Someone else was – and that means compensation could rightly be paid.
How might you get a back injury from running?
Imagine you are working in a warehouse – perhaps picking and packing orders for customers or to be sent out by mail. Either way, you should be in a safe environment where you are not expected to run to get the work done within a certain time. If there are trip hazards, you could fall over. If there are forklift trucks around, a collision could potentially occur. Running makes it more likely accidents will happen, and few jobs should ever require you to run at any point.
As soon as you suffer an injury at work, you should report it and make sure it is logged in the accident book. This is an official document that must be present in every workplace. If there isn’t one, make a note of this as it could influence any claim for compensation you later make.
How can you find out how much you might claim?
A back injury from running can mean a slipped disc, a bruised or damaged vertebra or a torn muscle, to name just a few examples. Other things may potentially happen as well, but any back injury can lead to ongoing problems for you.
If you have a chance to claim, one of the lawyers for Accident Advice Helpline could support that process for you. Call us on 0800 689 0500 now and see whether you have a chance to make a no-win, no-fee* claim with our assistance. If you’d rather call using your mobile, please call on 0333 500 0993 instead. Your back injury must have happened in the past three years to have a chance of claiming, so call us now.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Back injury claim