How many back injury causes can you name? Let’s narrow things down a bit: How many causes can you think of that may have been related to work, and working in a dangerous environment? Every year, some people receive back injuries as a direct consequence of their work, and many of those could have been prevented. Thankfully, most are because employers take every care to make sure they do not put their workers in any conceivable danger. The health and safety laws give employers a framework to follow to ensure this is the case.
Back injuries can be problematic because they can cause a lot of pain. This means someone may be unable to move as easily as they otherwise would. It may also mean they cannot work – and if they are not paid their full wage, this can lead to financial issues as well.
Examples of back injury causes
Sprains and strains may be attributed more to ankles and wrists, but you can sprain or strain your back as well. An awkward twist or trying to lift something too heavy for you can easily result in this soft tissue injury.
Lifting something too heavy can lead to other injuries as well, such as a slipped disc. This is very painful and means you will experience limited movement, maybe even requiring medical assistance to deal with the condition. Bending improperly can also cause you to catch a nerve or struggle to stand straight.
Claiming compensation for a back injury received at work
While there are several back injury causes that can lead to injury, there will only be one that you are concerned about. If you are wondering whether you can make a no-win, no-fee claim because of the injury you suffered, the team at Accident Advice Helpline can give you some answers today.
It’s easy to call 0800 689 0500 to have a chat with us, or to call 0333 500 0993 if you want to call from a mobile. But if you’d rather get some faster answers first, taking the 30-second online test found on our website is an equally smart idea. Whatever you do, you could be closer than you think to finding information about whether you could claim anything in compensation from your accident, however it happened to you. We’ll make sure you know whether this could happen and how much you could get.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead