Back issues are caused by a myriad accidents at work. From tasks including heavy lifting and manual graft to repetitive strain injury in office workers, it seems that regardless of the industry you work in, there is no escaping work-related back injuries.
Treating back injuries
It is important not to second guess with back injuries, and always seek help from a medical professional.
It is likely if you have badly injured your back at work that pain killers will be prescribed, as well as a course of physiotherapy, sometimes in conjunction with alternative therapies, for example acupuncture.
Extension exercises are of particular benefit for those who suffer with back issues in the lower to mid back, especially in the spine area.
The exercise usually involves lying face down and lifting the chest off the floor without support from the arms. Sometimes a roman chair can be used to assist with the exercise.
Back injury compensation
If you believe you have been involved in an accident at work that has caused your back injury and you are in no way accountable for the incident or the injury you sustained, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
When we are at work, UK law requires our employers to ensure our health and safety. This includes, for example, providing appropriate training and completing work place assessments to ensure that employee needs are met.
When an employer fails to meet their legal obligation to keep you safe and healthy while at work, and you are able to prove it – you may be able to claim back injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Rather than deal with the legalities of a legal claim yourself following an accident at work, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can assist with your case.
First of all, to establish if you are eligible, Accident Advice Helpline will take the fundamental points of your claim and advise you whether it is worth pursuing your claim. If it is, the legal firm will then manage your case and assign your work-related claim to one of their specialist solicitors.
There is often very little need for the claimant’s involvement in the proceedings nor any need to attend court. Accident Advice Helpline also work on a no win, no fee basis, meaning you don’t have a penny to pay unless your claim is successful.
To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: February 10, 2014
Author: David Brown