Neck injury at work
Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited can help you get the compensation you deserve for any neck injury sustained during an accident at work that was not your fault.
Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees are safe from sustaining neck 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 neck injuries.
If you have sustained a neck injury as a result of the following you may be able to make a claim for neck injury at work compensation:
- Lifting heavy objects
- Slip, trips or falls in the workplace
- Falling objects
- Falls from height
- Manual handling
Neck injuries at work are not an unusual occurrence and the common types of neck injuries that an employee can sustain are as follows:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Pulled muscles
- Ligament or tendon damage
However, some neck injuries can be serious and there can be long term consequences that can affect a victim’s mobility and in some cases can cause paralysis. Serious neck injuries sustained at work can include the following:
- Tetraplegia – where all the limbs are paralysed
- Paraplegia – where the legs are paralysed
- Prolapsed discs
If you have a suffered from any of the above neck injuries whilst at work you may require medical treatment from physiotherapists, spinal surgeons, neurologists, occupational therapists, etc. If this is the case, our solicitors will assist you in your medical needs.
Things to do if you have sustained a neck injury as a result of an accident at work
- Ensure that the neck 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
- Contact Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited
You can also claim for other losses incurred as a result of your accident e.g. travel expenses, loss of earnings, medical fees, etc
If you think you have sustained a neck 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 experience in dealing with all types of neck injuries related to accidents at work.
Contact us today to see how we can help you make a successful neck injury at work compensation claim. Our services are No Win No Fee so you won’t lose a penny.