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Back Injury at Work Claims

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Back injuries are undoubtedly painful and can be extremely debilitating, leading to chronic pain, loss of mobility and an inability to perform normal household tasks. As such, a back injury sustained at work can have a huge impact on your work and home life. If you have developed a back injury as a result of something that happened at work, call us on 0121 565 4317 or contact our claims team online. We will discuss the causes of your accident, understand the full extent of your injuries and listen to the ways in which your back injury has impacted your life, be that in terms of your ability to work, to perform normal tasks at home such as laundry or playing with your children, and your ability to travel and enjoy your hobbies and other social events.

Once we have a clear picture of your situation, we will give you our expert advice as to your likelihood of success if you decide to bring a back injury at work claim and how much compensation you might be entitled to as a result of your accident and injury.

What Are Back Injuries And Can You Claim?

Back injuries are sometimes referred to as ‘invisible’ injuries, as it is often not possible for those without specific medical training to see that anything is actually wrong with you. Unlike with a broken arm, you are often not able to show any physical evidence of your pain and suffering as a result of your back injury. Our expert claims team are experienced in dealing with back injuries sustained at work, and will be beside you throughout your claim to ensure that your back injury is treated with the seriousness it deserves.

Common Back Injuries and Reasons Why Back Injuries Happen:

  • Sprains Or Strains Of The Back
    Sprains and strains occur when the muscles, tendons or ligaments are stretched beyond their natural range or otherwise damaged. Sprains and strains of the back are usually the result of a sudden or abrupt movement, but you may also just feel a ‘pop’ or ‘twang’ sensation as damage that has built up over time suddenly reaches a threshold. Sprains and strains will usually recover fully with a combination of rest, ice and careful exercise to rebuild the muscles and control. Physiotherapy can be invaluable in helping you to make a full and speedy recovery, and waiting lists on the NHS can be excessive. If you have received your back injury at work, your compensation can help to pay for the physiotherapy you need to get you back to full health as quickly as possible. If you think you might need physiotherapy to help you recover from your back injury at work, call us on 0121 565 4317 or contact our claims team online to discuss your claim. We may be able to get you an advance on your compensation payment to being your rehabilitation even faster.

  • Compression Injury To The Coccyx
    Falls, especially those where you land on your tailbone (coccyx) or your sit bones, can lead to bruising of the coccyx and the muscles around it. In extreme cases, it is even possible to develop a fracture (break) in these bones. Coccyx injuries are particularly painful and difficult, as the position of the injury means that both sitting and lying positions can aggravate the injured area causing pain, sleeplessness and irritability.

  • Dislocation Of One Or More Vertebrae
    Dislocation of a vertebrae occurs when one of the vertebrae (bones of the spine) moves away from the position it is supposed to occupy. This means that the column down which the spinal cord passes is now not aligned, which can be very dangerous, and also the muscles, tendons and ligaments around the dislocated vertebra are being pulled in strange directions and being worked harder than they should be. This can cause extreme pain and potentially further damage if it is not treated quickly.

  • Spinal Fracture
    A spinal fracture is a break in one or more of the vertebrae. As with a dislocation, this is a very serious condition and requires immediate medical attention. Compensation payments for spinal fractures can be considerable, due to the very high amounts of pain and suffering, as well as loss of mobility and the long time that these kinds of injuries take to heal.

  • Slipped Disc
    A slipped disc is when the protective pad of tissue that usually lies between each of your vertebrae moves out of position. In many cases, this can press on a nerve, causing increased pain. A slipped disc rarely requires surgery, but you may be unable to work and may need additional rehabilitation such as physiotherapy or osteopathy to help you to make a fast and full recovery.

  • Depression
    Although this is not strictly a back injury, it is worth being aware that many people with serious or long lasting back injuries develop depression as a result of their accidents. This is a combination of the effects of being in constant pain, having limited mobility, reduced independence and the loss of social networks that often comes with this. It can be helpful to know that you are not the only one feeling this way after your back injury and it might be worth reaching out to support groups and others who can relate to the feelings you are having. Although making a compensation claim for your back injury at work might seem like adding another stressful task at a difficult time, the compensation you receive can help you get the treatment you need to heal faster and also to allow you to make modifications to your home and car or to buy assistance equipment to help you get around. These kinds of modifications can help you to regain the lifestyle you used to have and let you feel more like your old self.

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Back injuries can be caused by a wide variety of different situations at work, and it is your employer’s responsibility to keep you as safe as possible from all of them.

Accidents At Work That Lead To Back Injury Claims:

  • Lifting Injuries
    There are strong guidelines concerning how much you should be allowed to lift unaided at work, and this depends on the item itself, the situation you find yourself in, the height of the lift and how far away from your body you are lifting. Objects lifted at arms length above the head would need to be significantly lighter than those you are able to lift at chest height close to the body. Similarly, you can be expected to lift a greater weight if the object is regularly shaped with good handholds than if it is oddly shaped, unbalanced and slippery. You need to be aware of the weights of the objects you are lifting, as an unexpectedly heavy object is far more likely to lead to injury than one you know is heavy. You must also be given training in safe and correct lifting techniques, and this should be topped up as necessary. If you have developed an injury as a result of something you were asked to lift in the course of your job, you are likely to be able to claim compensation form your employer.

  • Falling From A Height
    Working at height is inherently dangerous, and it is the responsibility of your employer to make sure that all staff are kept safe when working in such situations. A lack of handholds, being expected to carry heavy equipment when at height, needing to reach across gaps to collect equipment and poorly maintained ladders are all common examples of ways in which your employer may not be keeping your work environment safe for you. If you suffer a fall from height at work and develop a back injury as a result, you may be able to make a back injury compensation claim.

  • Slips, Trips And Falls
    Although falling from a height is the more dangerous type of fall, even a slip or a trip at ground level can lead to a back injury if you are unlucky. Landing flat on the back can lead muscles to spasm suddenly, often causing a sprain or strain. Other falls can lead to spinal fractures and other serious back injuries. Again, it is your employer’s responsibility to keep your workplace safe and free from trip hazards.

  • Incorrectly Adjusted Workstations
    Incorrectly adjusted workstations can lead to chronic back pain, especially for those who sit at a desk for the full working day. You employer has a responsibility to provide you with the equipment you need to do your job without causing you injury, but it can be difficult to prove that your back injury is solely due to your poor workstation. If you believe that your back injury is a result of your chair and desk at work, call us on 0121 565 4317 or contact our claims team online. Our expert team have extensive experience in gathering the necessary evidence to support your claim that your work space is causing your back injury.

Why Choose Our Work Back Injury Claims Solicitors?

Making a claim for a back injury sustained at work need to be stressful or time consuming. Our no win no fee personal injury specialists will discuss your claim with you, making sure that we have the information we need to support your claim. We take over all of the admin and paperwork, leaving you free to concentrate on getting better.

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