Back injury at work
If you have sustained a back injury as a result of an accident at work then contact us today to help you get the maximum compensation.
Back injuries at work are a common occurrence and can be sustained in a one off accident or go undiagnosed for a lengthy period of time due to the type of work an employee undertakes. Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees are safe from sustaining back injuries whilst at work. Employers need to ensure that employees are provided with the necessary personal protective equipment and/or work equipment and training to minimise the risks of sustaining back injuries.
If you have sustained a back injury as a result of the following you may be able to make a claim for back injury at work:
- Lifting heavy objects
- Slip, trips or falls in the workplace
- Working with machinery
- Falling objects
- Falls from height
- Accidents involving pallet trucks, vans, cars, etc
Back injuries can vary, but can be extremely painful and cause much discomfort. The types of back injuries that an employee can sustain are as follows:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Pulled muscles
- Ligament or tendon damage
- Prolapsed discs
Even if you have a history of back problems prior to your accident, this does not mean you cannot make a claim for a back injury sustained at work.
Some back injuries may be complicated and require surgical operations. If necessary, our solicitors at Compensation Claims Today will ensure that any subsequent pain, discomfort, etc issues are dealt with e.g. arranging MRI scans, ultrasounds, etc
If you have sustained a back injury as a result of an accident at work:
- Ensure that the back injury is reported and a record is taken
- Seek medical advice/treatment
- Obtain evidence e.g. photographs of the area where you slipped, tripped or fell, scene of the accident, etc
- Obtain witnesses’ contact details, if applicable
If you think you have sustained a back injury as a result of an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to make claim against your employers.
Our solicitors have vast experience of dealing with all types of back injuries related to accidents at work. Contact us today to see how we can help you make a successful claim. Our services are No Win No Fee so you won’t lose a penny when making your claim.