When to consult back injury attorneys
The back is prone to a wide variety of injuries which can have a debilitating effect on how a person carries out their job, or even the simple tasks that are required as part of day-to-day life. Given the difficulties that doctors have in understanding back problems, medical treatment can be time consuming and expensive. Good back injury attorneys are able to provide invaluable support for this type of problem and can help to obtain appropriate compensation for an injury that has been suffered.
The causes of back injuries
There are many ways that back injuries can occur. Some happen as a result of a single event while others come about incrementally over a long period of time. One of the most common causes is heavy lifting or twisting at the waist while lifting. Back injuries can take place as a consequence of having to carry odd shaped objects, or perform extending, reaching tasks.
Longer-term reasons can be from sitting in cramped or uncomfortable conditions. They may also be as a result of having to use equipment that has been incorrectly measured for its task. With back injuries that have come around over a longer period of time it can be difficult to isolate the exact source so a call to the friendly service at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, can help with some clear guidance on pinpointing the cause.
Whatever type of work is involved, employers have the responsibility for ensuring that they comply with all of the health and safety regulations so that employees are properly protected from injury. This will include providing adequate safety training, a safe working environment, the required safety equipment and safe clothing where necessary. Our back injury attorneys can provide very clear guidance on the exact responsibilities of an employer.
Where can back injuries occur?
Not all back injuries are sustained in the workplace, some may occur as the result of an accident on the road, on public transport or abroad. The injury may be a result of a slip, trip or fall. It may have arisen as a result of clinical negligence or criminal injury. Wherever the injury happened, our back injury attorneys will be able to help identify liability.
What to do next
Check out the 30-second test on the website, this will help to find out if you qualify. Then contact the advice line where you can talk to an advisor about the next step. There is no obligation to proceed and your query will be handled in complete confidence.
Date Published: 9th August 2013
Author: Jan Newell