How to avoid back pain at work and when to make an accident at work claim
Back pain is one of the most common ailments that people suffer, whether they are working in very physical jobs or just desk jobs. Whatever your career path, you should know how your job is affecting your back and how to avoid getting serious back pain or injuries which could affect your work or general health.
If you do think that your back is being badly injured during the course of your job, you should speak to your employer about making changes to prevent this. They should be happy to do this for you, otherwise you may have a case to make an accident at work claim in Highland against them.
- Move around more. Many types of back pain are actually caused by sitting in the same position for too long. These types of back pain can actually become quite debilitating over time and you are better served getting up and walking around every few hours, than trying to get used to it.
- Know your limits. Don’t ever try to lift something on your own which causes you pain or which is simply too heavy for you. Even if it will be quicker to do it on your own, you can cause yourself serious back problems by doing this.
- Ask for help. Whenever you are doing a physically taxing job, ask for help so that you are not doing everything on your own. Getting help from another person may also make the job that much shorter and thus make you more productive.
- Think about your back. You should always be aware of your back when you are doing anything, so that if you do start to feel pain or are aware that you are uncomfortable, you will be able to make changes to ease the pain.
When to make an accident at work claim in Highland
You can make an accident at work claim in Highland against your employer if you can prove that they knew of potential problems you were worried about which could cause an accident, or if they were negligent and allowed you to be injured.
The best way to make an accident at work claim in Highland against your employer and win is to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who can work with you on a 100% no win no fee* basis to process your claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the claims process and decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you will be teamed with an injury lawyer who can work on your behalf on your claim, so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 28th August 2014