Back injury at work compensation claims remain steady
Back injuries are one of the most debilitating injuries and yet the number of people being injured remains the same, which has led to a steady flow of back injury at work compensation claims. While employers continue to ask employees to lift heavy weights without proper training or proper equipment the trend is likely to continue.
Injuries from lifting remain in the top three workplace injuries and have done so for many years and as a result there has been no drop in back injury at work compensation claims. Employers must start to address this. Once the back has been damaged it is often weakened and then becomes susceptible to the same injuries again and again. Other injuries can stem from a weakened back or damaged back.
With businesses under pressure to meet deadlines and work more quickly safety is often one of the first things to be forgotten about in the workplace and especially around lifting. It is imperative that employees stand their ground and demand that adequate training be given and that proper equipment for lifting be provided; employers cannot bully employees into working in a dangerous way. Employees have rights and must use their rights. The trade unions and the Health and Safety Executive have campaigned hard to ensure that employees can work in a safe environment; it is important that employees exercise their rights.
What are the most common back injuries?
- Lower back strain (often called a lumber muscle strain)
- Fracture vertebrae
- Slipped Disc
The lower back strain is one of the most common injuries and can lead to a weakened back. It is caused by over stretching the ligaments and tissues in the back that hold the bones together. A lower back strain can be extremely painful and is the second highest cause for people having days off work.
Back injuries can prevent some people from working in certain careers and in extreme cases victims may never be able to return to work. Companies like Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) specialise in helping victims with back injury at work compensation claims. AAH work with over 200 legal firms who have specific expert knowledge of accident compensation.
Injuries such as a slipped disc are a more serious injury that can be caused by lifting heavy objects. Again for back injury at work compensation claims of this nature it is very important to seek professional legal advice. Teams at AAH are experts in accident compensation and have the perfect contacts through their network of back injury lawyers.
Accident Advice Helpline encourage innocent victims to find out what the process is for a back injury at work compensation claim by simply calling the freephone number to speak with an injury compensation specialist. Potential clients quickly find out what their rights are and if they want to, can proceed to the next stage.