Compensation for a Back Injury at Work

When it comes to injuries in the workplace, one of the most common types of complaint that we deal with is back injuries. Back injuries are common for two main reasons – firstly because they are common, it’s easy to injure your back in the workplace if you don’t follow the correct safety procedures, particularly if you are working on a production line, or in a job that is physically demanding or labour intensive such as building or manufacturing. 

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Secondly, because back injuries can have a major impact on your life. Back complaints are something that don’t easily go away and they can be incredibly expensive to fix. Back surgery is a very fine procedure and any small mistakes can leave you with permanent paralysis. It’s also something that takes a great deal of time and what takes even longer is the rehabilitation time that you will need after any type of surgery to get back on the road.

If you receive a back injury through the negligence of your employer then it could have serious ramifications on your life and your financial situation. For this reason you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. 

What can a Back Injury mean for me?

Back injuries can range from just a small twinge to complete paralysis, and in many situations these injuries develop over time and can become increasingly serious. If you suffer from a back injury you could be rendered unable to perform your job and in turn this could lead to you losing your job and your only source of income. In addition, costly surgery costs and rehabilitation costs can leave you struggling to make repayments, leaving you in debt.

Back injuries are serious and if you have been left out of pocket as a result of negligence in the workplace you could be eligible to make a claim.

What are some common ways that Back Injuries occur in the workplace?

There are a number of ways that back injuries can incur in the workplace, and some of the most common include:

  • Poor office furniture – If you are working at a desk with a poorly constructed office chair it could lead to poor posture which in turn could leave you with back pain and further problems down the line
  • Extensive heavy lifting – If you are required to lift weight that is too heavy for you on a regular basis, or you do not lift the weight correctly it could leave you with serious back injuries
  • Falls – If you trip over an item left lying around or take a fall from a height and land on a hard surface it could result in a back injury. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a compensation claim, Manners Pimblett are the industry experts and our team will work with you to ensure that you are confident with the claims process every step of the way. Our team brings together a wealth of experience and can work with you throughout the entire process. For more information or to start your claim today contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772.

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