According to Spinal Research, over 50,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed due to spinal cord injury and every day 3 more people are diagnosed.
Our leading back injury at work claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve suffered a back injury at work or if you want to claim on behalf of a loved one because they have been left paralysed, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
Back injury at work claims solicitors
Almost all of our back injury at work cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Back injuries at work explained
Whether you work in an office or a construction site, back injuries can happen in every industry. Medical professionals treat back injuries very seriously as they know how far-reaching the effects can be. Back injuries can have a range of effects including:
- Chronic pain
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of bodily functions
If you suffer from a back injury and someone else's negligence has been involved, you should talk to a neck and spine injury claims solicitors to receive professional advice.
Most common causes and types of back injuries at work
There are all kinds of scenarios that can cause a back injury. Among the most common causes we count the following:
- Lifting heavy objects
- Unsuitable manual handling of goods
- Slips, trips and falls
- Non-ergonomic work environment, e.g. office chair and desk
These accidents cause different sorts of back injuries. NHS identifies the following conditions that can occur from a work accident:
- A soft tissue injury, such as back strain and spasms
- A slipped disc, also known as prolapsed disc
- Spondylolisthesis: one of the bones in your spine, known as a vertebra, slips out of position
- A broken bone in the spine
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced a back injury at work, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Learning new skills and rehabilitation
How will we pay for long-term care?
It’s quite natural for the families and victims of back injuries to worry about where the money for long-term care will come from. That’s why the medical costs, as well as the cost of long-term care and aftercare over the victim's lifetime is factored into the calculation of the compensation settlement. We will make sure that the need for other expenses such as any necessary home modifications and the full cost of rehabilitation are included in your claim.
How much can I claim for a back injury at work?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.