Back Injury Claims
In any kind of workplace, there is a risk of an accident taking place that could leave you with a back injury. Back injuries can result from a range of different types of workplace accidents, and consequences can range from mild to severe.
Heavy lifting is one example of an activity that can cause back injuries. Employees should receive proper training and instruction before being required to lift heavy loads, and should not be made to lift loads that are inappropriately heavy for one person to carry. If these precautions are not properly observed, then back injuries such as pulled muscles and even slipped discs can result. This is generally more common in workplaces such as construction sites where a lot of heavy lifting is carried out by a large number of workers, but can occur in any workplace where a heavy load is lifted and in some ways the danger can be greater in working environments where the employee doing the lifting is not used to this kind of activity or fully familiar with the proper way to carry it out.
Slips, trips and falls in the workplace can also result in a back injury. If you fall on your back as a result of an accident at work then the sheer force with which your spine and the muscles of your back hit the ground can cause injury. If you land on uneven ground or on top of something then the level of risk can be higher and the resulting injury even more severe as the object or a raised area of ground may hit your back more forcefully than the ground itself. Falling from a height, such as from a ladder, from a scaffold, or into a pit, can also significantly increase the risk and severity of back injuries from workplace falls, as you will obviously hit the ground harder if you are falling from a greater height.
Back injuries can be painful, and can limit your mobility and your ability to carry out everyday tasks. Depending on the type and severity of the injury, pain can be moderate or severe and your mobility may be mildly impaired or severely limited. Healing times can also vary a lot, sometimes taking months, and during this time you may also be unable to work and have lost income to contend with as well.
Accident at Work Legislation
Fortunately, there are laws in place to make sure that employers take the necessary measures to protect their employees from the risk of accident and injury in the workplace. Health and safety laws and other aspects of employment legislation state that employers have a duty to protect their workers and ensure they can carry out their work safely.
If you have been injured at work and you believe that this is because your employer failed to properly carry out their duty to maintain safety in the workplace, then you could be entitled to claim compensation. The injury could have been due to an unnecessary hazard, because you were not given proper training, or as a result of some other point of negligence. It had to have happened within the last three years to put forward a legal case.
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Mounting any kind of legal case is a big and difficult task without professional help, but at AccidentAtWorkClaims.Co we specialise in giving you the expert assistance you need. Our team of highly-trained solicitors have plenty of experience handling accident and injury claims, and will work hard to take as much of the effort and the difficulty off of your shoulders as possible.
Most of our claims are handled on a no win no fee basis (legal term is Conditional Fee Arrangement). Because we are dedicated to taking as much of the stress and worry out of the claims process as we can, we feel it’s only right that our clients enter into an agreement safe in the knowledge that if they don’t win then they won’t be left owing us money.
If you have had an accident in the workplace in the last three years that was not your fault and you believe you may be entitled to compensation from your employer, call AccidentAtWorkClaims.Co today for help assessing whether you are eligible or to begin your claim: the number is 0161 447 9193.