Work-Related Back Injuries
If you are suffering from back pain, or injured yourself at work, and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.
Cumulative Back Injuries
Thousands of people in the UK suffer from back pain or injuries, due to their working environment – be it a manual or office based role. The most common cause of work-related back injuries happen after years of bending and lifting.
If you are suffering from back pain, or injured yourself at work, and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim for compensation. It doesn’t matter the injury occurred, if your employer was negligent they have broken their duty of care to you.
Have you made a claim for compensation or spoken to a legal representative about this injury previously?
According to a recent survey by Labour Force, around 30% of all work-related injuries are musculoskeletal disorders, the most common of these are back related. Back pain is common in all walks of life, but a back injury that occurs at work can be life changing – and often avoidable!
Nursing, construction and factory work can place significant demands on a person’s back – and without proper training or efficient facilities, one-off accidents can occur and result in a back injury. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure these particular types of injuries are prevented.
There are many causes of work-related back injuries, including:
- Frequently lifting / carrying objects
- Frequently bending / stooping
- Lifting / carrying heavy object
- Ongoing physical activity with insufficient rest periods
- Bad posture
- Lack of training
- Failure of the employer to provide correct lifting / handling equipment