Compensation in Bellshill following an accident at work
Thousands of people claim compensation for work related injuries every year, so you’re not alone, and if you want to claim compensation in Bellshill for your work related injury then we can certainly help. This article looks at the two most common causes of work injuries to illustrate the effect that a work injury can have.
Back pain and stress.
Most work based accident claims stem from musculoskeletal injuries, such as back pain, and work-related stress. Let’s take a closer look at both of these.
A back injury can be caused almost anywhere or anyhow! You could go skiing for fortnight, come back fit as a fiddle and then pull a back muscle reaching for something on a high shelf, or turning quickly. This is why employers are obligated to provide things like manual handling training and comfortable office furniture.
The unfortunate thing about back injuries is that they are hard to treat – you cannot isolate the back like you can with an injured arm or leg, so the cure lies in, at the very least, bed rest and painkillers, although many people with back injuries have to resort to physiotherapy and osteopathy (then of course there are the unfortunate few who have to have operations).
This is why back injuries are the biggest cause of lost manpower in the UK, causing tens of thousands of us to take time off work every year – which costs society thousands. And it goes without saying that a back injury can affect every aspect of our lives, leaving us unable to partake in our favourite sport, play with our children or even drive.
So if your back injury was caused by your employer’s negligence, you should claim compensation – especially if you have been forking out for private medical treatment.
Please note you cannot be dismissed from your job because you claim compensation!
Stress in an insidious condition that can creep into every aspect of our lives, and cause physical symptoms, so it should not be taken lightly.
Taking time off work for stress can sometimes exasperate the condition if it leads to financial worries, so again, if you are thinking about claiming compensation in Bellshill because of work-related stress you should do so. And make sure that you visit your doctor – get your blood pressure checked out and ask him/her about any medication or treatment that will help you get your life back to normal.
For more information about claiming compensation in Bellshill for stress, back pain, or any other work-based injury or illness call our helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Our helpline is open twenty four hours a day and is staffed by experienced, friendly advisors who will give you all the support and guidance that you need. There is no obligation to claim through us by using our helpline services and all calls are kept confidential.