Whether you work in an office, or in a labour, or manufacturing based role, a back injury can occur at any time. However, if the back injury resulted in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Below are some tips on what you should do if you suffer a back injury at work as well as how to make a claim for compensation with a lawyer.
Seek medical attention
It is important if you suffer a back injury that you seek immediate medical attention and that you don’t continue working. If you continue with work activities without seeking treatment, you may make the injury worse. A doctor will be able to advise you on the severity of the injury as well as advise you on treatment and whether or not you will need to take time off work.
Take it easy with your recovery
Don’t rush back into work until you are ready. You’ll want to ensure that you are fully recovered and have taken steps with your employer to ensure that you aren’t likely to suffer a repeat injury and that you are able to work comfortably. Consider working reduced hours or flexible working until you get back into the swing of things.
What to do if the accident wasn’t your fault?
If you suffer a back injury, or any injury at work that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. If your employer failed to follow health and safety regulations or there was a problem with equipment, then they should have taken steps to prevent it. In this case, you should consult a lawyer to discuss your options.
Looking for a lawyer in Poole?
An experienced law firm like Accident Advice Helpline will be able to tell you if you are eligible to make a claim as well as guide you through the claims process, with a 100% no win, no fee policy that ensures that you won’t have to pay if you lose. Even if your accident was in the last three years, you could still be eligible to make a claim.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local personal injury lawyer in Poole they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Poole look no further than this expert service.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline via their 24/7 advice line or via the website for information about how to make a claim.
For expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th February 2014
Author: Jan Newell