Back injuries can happen in a variety of ways, although some are more common than others. The three main causes of back injury are injuries relating to poor lifting techniques, upper back injuries relating to whiplash from a road accident, and impact injuries from falls or collisions.
Any one of these can range from mild to severe, depending on the circumstances in which the accident or injury occurred. For instance, a fall on a level surface resulting from a trip could lead to a nasty back injury, but it may not be as bad as one suffered by someone who falls from a height.
Exploring the three main causes of back injury
Car accidents often lead to back injuries for those involved. Often, if the speeds involved were relatively low, the injuries will be mere sprains and strains, and may cause discomfort for a few days but little else. Whiplash can potentially be more painful, and it may mean you suffer injuries and pain in your upper back as well as your neck.
Lifting things might seem like an innocent task, but it depends on how you approach it. Everyone who does a job that involves lifting should be given proper training in how to do it. If this doesn’t happen, they are more prone to back injuries and this may open the way for compensation to be paid if they are hurt when it could have been prevented.
Finding out whether a claim could work out in your favour
No matter which of the three main causes of back injury you have suffered from, you may have questions regarding the chances of getting compensated for those injuries. You must prove another party was responsible, and you may not know for sure whether you can do this. That’s why it’s sensible to ring Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, so one of our advisors can help you get the answers.
If you can’t get to a landline to call the above number, don’t worry. Use your mobile to ring us on 0333 500 0993 instead if you want to get in touch now. You could also try the online test to get some immediate answers and then follow up with us later. We’ll be waiting to see how we can help, and there could be a compensation claim to begin.