One of the worst injuries you could potentially suffer from at work is a spinal injury. This has the potential to be very serious indeed. An injury of this kind could be life changing. For example, you could be paralysed as a result of damage to your spinal column. In other cases, people have broken their backs and needed intensive treatment to make a recovery.
On the other hand, a spinal injury at work could involve damage to nerves, muscles, tendons and other elements of your body in this area. In this case, a serious back injury might mean you have ongoing problems with your mobility, even though your spinal column is intact and undamaged.
How much could a spinal injury at work affect your life?
Not only is there the potential to suffer an injury that could keep you off work for some time, there could be a possibility your entire life might change. Some people suffer extensive injuries that lead them to quit work and adjust the rest of their life as a result. For instance, a degree of paralysis could mean you would have to adapt your home so you could still live in it comfortably. You might also need round-the-clock care – all of which can be very expensive.
As a consequence, you have every right to explore the possibility of seeking compensation as a result of what happened to you. Compensation will depend on whether there is proof another individual was negligent in any way. This could be your employer or indeed another employee. In any event, if you think you have such proof, or even if you simply want to know more, you should get professional legal advice as quickly as possible.
You have three years in which to claim
If you want to know whether you could make a claim for compensation, you should find out the answers today. Just call us here at Accident Advice Helpline to get more information. Our advisors are fully-trained, friendly and professional, so you can always be sure of getting the advice you seek at a time like this.
There is only one number you need – 0800 689 0500. When you get in touch you can benefit from no-obligation advice and you could end up being supported through the process of making a claim. Find out if this could be true for you today.
Date Published: March 5, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead