Back Injury At Work
Back injuries are among the most frequent that we come across when dealing with accidents at work in the UK. Indeed 8 out of 10 of us will suffer from back pain in one form or another during our lives. While they can range from very mild and quickly resolved to debilitating and life changing, the one thing most have in common is that that they should have been and could have been avoided if employers had complied with basic health and safety rules.
Generally speaking back injuries fall into two separate categories: –
A one off incident, or what you might call a ‘true’ accident. Typically caused by lifting something too heavy or stretching/over reaching, these are usually muscular injuries and their affect is felt immediately.
A cumulative injury that could be classed as a repetitive strain injury. Unlike one off accidents these types of injuries can come on over a period of many months or in some cases many years as a result of poor posture, frequent lifting/stretching and/or simple lack of training or correct equipment. While such injuries can be muscular we do see more skeletal damage in such instances including disc damage.
Our specialist solicitors are experts at dealing with both and will only ever do on a no win no fee basis.
While always encourage all clients to seek legal advice as soon as possible so that they don’t fall foul of the strict time limits that apply to injury claims but that is especially true when it comes to back problems. Too many times we have seen people try to shrug off back pain and continue working only to make what was at first a relatively minor issue into a major one. Don’t take that risk, if you think that your back problems are due to work then contact us today and speak to the experts free of charge and without obligation.
Free Legal Advice
If you are unsure whether you can claim compensation for a personal injury sustained in the armed forces, then call our personal injury claims team for free for no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your condition, talk to you about what’s happened and can tell you if you have a viable claim for compensation or not.
Call us 24/7 on 0800 028 2060.
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