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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What to do if you hurt your back at work


    Back injuries occur in their thousands each year. While some of these occur through accidents, others occur in the workplace. Many of them could have been prevented if appropriate steps had been taken prior to the accident occurring.

    For example, manual handling training is given to workers across a wide range of industries. Simply knowing how best to lift or move something can prevent all kinds of back injuries, from minor ones to those that are more severe. However, if an employer should provide this training and does not, the employer who suffers a back injury could have a chance to be compensated.

    How else could you hurt your back at work?

    There are other ways in which injuries like these could potentially occur. For example, you might be driving a company vehicle and someone might crash into you. You could be working at height in an unsafe manner and fall to the floor, damaging your back in the process. If you are working in a warehouse and there is no clear area for you to walk so you are not at risk of being struck by fork-lift trucks, you could be hit and injured here as well.

    These are just examples, of course – thankfully, back injuries are quite rare in the workplace. They do still happen from time to time, though, and when they do, there is a chance you could end up with an injury that could affect you for the rest of your life. If you hurt your back at work, you could be unable to return to the job you did before. You may not have the same degree of mobility you did before. Even if you do make a full recovery, it may take some time to do so.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline now

    The best way to find out whether you are in a position to claim any compensation for a back injury you suffered at work is to give our free enquiry line a call on 0800 689 0500. When you speak to an advisor, you’ll have a chance to tell them exactly what occurred.

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    If we think you have a good case to make for compensation, we’ll match you with a lawyer who can take you through your claim, so make sure you call us as soon as possible to see where you stand.

    Date Published: February 16, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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