The market town of Kirkcaldy lies on the east coast of Scotland and is located in Fife, some 19km north of Edinburgh and ca. 44km distance from Dundee.
Kirkcaldy’s history dates back to the Bronze Age, but the town didn’t really begin to thrive until the 16th century, when coal and salt mining as well as the floor cloth and nail making industries started to flourish and the town’s trading port began to show financial rewards.
Today Kirkcaldy has become Fife’s largest settlement and acts as a major service centre for the region. Since the re-opening of the port in 2011, Kirkcaldy has become an important harbour for cargo ships. Working in the docks of a busy port can be stressful and is invariably quite dangerous. Although naturally containers of goods are lifted by cranes these days and are transported around the docks with vehicles, there are nonetheless many occasions where workers find they must lift sacks, crates or boxes by hand. A small item can be deceptive in that it may be far heavier than the recommended weight for people to lift.
Back pain is a common problem among people who do a lot of physical work and lifting. More often than not they do not lift things correctly or sometimes their back pain is triggered by their own bad posture. However, some employers, in an effort to meet deadlines, ask their workers to perform way beyond the call of duty and take risks with their employees’ health.
Minor, temporary back pain usually disappears after some 12 weeks and can be treated with heat packs or hot water bottles, by keeping active or by taking mild painkillers. Paying for private treatment such as a massage by a specialist like a physiotherapist or osteopath can be expensive – around £40 per treatment, according to NHS guidelines.
If your employer asked you to lift something that was far too heavy and you suffered back pain as a result and fear this may become chronic, you can make an injury claim in Kirkcaldy and ask for compensation. Your accident solicitor may include any loss of income and any expenses such as private treatment in your accident claim in Kirkcaldy.
Where can you make an accident claim in Kirkcaldy?
For the past 13 years Accident Advice Helpline has helped non-fault accident victims to gain access to justice and compensation. Every month their advisors deal with around 25,000 enquiries from people just like you.
Their patron, TV presenter, Childline co-founder and consumer rights champion Esther Rantzen, believes more people should take advantage of their legal right to claim compensation when they’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t their fault. She welcomes Accident Advice Helpline’s “no fuss” approach, where claimants aren’t asked to fill out forms or make an upfront payment for legal fees – all Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer no win no fee services.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to learn how you can get back on your financial feet after your accident and finally receive a measure of justice, when you make an accident claim in Kirkcaldy.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown