The Most Common Type of Injury Claim in Reigate Workers Make
The most common workplace related injury claim in Reigate that workers make is in relation to a musculoskeletal injury. It’s not only the most commonly recorded type of injury, but it also costs the industry more than any other injury across the board. Figures received by the HSE (health and safety executive) show that over 1.2 million workers suffer from musculoskeletal injuries, and in the case of back injuries, the industry loses a stunning 119 million men per annum!
Back Injuries in the Workplace
The most common type of back injury occurs through the manual lifting of heavy weights. The health and safety industry has now implemented clear instructions on the correct way of lifting heavy loads and the incidence of related injury claims in Reigate workers make, in terms of spinal injury specifically, is now lower. It is however still too high.
Laying the Responsibility for an Injury Claim in Reigate at the Employer’s Doorstep
Any injury claim in Reigate workers make, or workers from anywhere else here in the UK, has to be supported by evidence showing that the employer is at fault. The injury must also have occurred within the last three years in order for the claim to be validated. If these two points can be satisfied, an injury claim for financial compensation can be instigated against the employer.
Awareness and Training is Important
Back injury claims are a key issue for every employer whether in relation to lifting heavy weights, or the ergonomics of sitting at a desk working a computer. Companies are required to ensure their staff are properly trained and surveys are regularly carried out to make sure that appropriate health and safety procedures are being observed.
Using AHH for Back Injury Claims
If you believe you have a valid injury claim against your employer, and it can be proven, then Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in claiming compensation. Because of the high rates of incidence, we have plenty of experience in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries. Why not test out the amount of compensation you could be due by completing the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found at the top of the homepage of our website? After answering a few simple questions, the approximate worth of your claim will be displayed within 30 seconds.
People who have suffered back injuries and had their claims successfully processed by AAH are only too happy to recommend us to their working colleagues, as indeed is Esther Rantzen, the well known celebrity and people’s champion.
The Process is Simple
The claim process itself is relatively simple and can often be completed online. If however you would like, or you need, to talk to someone for advice, you can contact a member of our team by dialling 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Any advice given is totally free and without obligation. It’s all part of our no win no fee policy.
Date Published: 25th September 2013
Author: David Brown