Kippford is a seaside village on the Solway coast in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It has a marine history which included shipbuilding in the past, and now it is a popular sailing village with a fully-maintained RNLI lifeboat service, which shares the public slipway. If you have sustained a back injury in Kippford, read on for advice.
Claiming for your back injury in Kippford
Under what circumstances would someone be eligible to make a compensation claim for a back injury? By far and away the greatest number of back injuries occur at work, and thousands of working days are lost every year from chronic or acute back pain. A very common injury is a slipped disc.
The discs are “cushions” of soft tissue between each vertebra. When the back is subjected to trauma, from a severe impact, or from attempting to lift items which are too heavy, the disc can swell, or even rupture, and this is what causes the pain and immobility. A badly swollen disc puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs down the leg, hence the painful condition known as sciatica.
All kinds of workers risk back injury on a daily basis: delivery drivers, postal workers, warehouse workers, workers in construction, shipyards, heavy engineering, and baggage handlers.
Many employers take care to train their staff how to lift items properly, and provide lifting gear and equipment where appropriate. However, if you or someone you know has suffered a back injury from working in conditions where safety regulations were not properly enforced, there could be a case for compensation to be made.
What do I do next?
Take this opportunity to have a look around Accident Advice Helpline’s site. Take the 30-second test to see if your claim qualifies. You can phone our helpful advisers to ask how the claims process works and take the next step to claiming compensation.
Injury lawyers in Kippford
Once you start your claim, we can hand you over to injury lawyers in Kippford, or anywhere in the country, to make your claim for compensation. You may be entitled to get a lump sum, but you won’t know until you get in contact with us and find out the facts.
Any money that you receive can be used at your leisure. You may wish to use your compensation for personal use, or medical help and assistance. We can help with your back injury in Kippford.
You can call our freephone lines 24 hours a day seven days a week on 0800 689 0500, or if you wish to call from a mobile, call us on 0333 500 0993.
You can always text one our friendly advisors if you would prefer a call back, simply text ‘CLAIM365’ to: 88010.