Back injuries at work
It is common for employees to suffer a back injury as a result of an accident at work. Back injuries are commonly caused by lifting or moving large or heavy objects whilst at work.
Employers have an obligation to their employees to provide them with adequate protection in the workplace to make sure that you do not suffer from any kind of back injury as a result of your job. This ranges from correct training, assessing risks through to providing suitable lifting equipment.
As a worker, you have a right to expect your employer to provide adequate protection from any risks that could result in you suffering from any form of back injury in the workplace. When employers fail to provide their workers with the correct protection against back injuries, and you suffer a back injury you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Our lawyers will help you to fight to achieve an excellent settlement for you, regardless of whether your injury is minor or severe.
Our expertise in handling back injuries at work claims
Back injuries are common in industrial workplaces and can be caused by people incorrectly handling or moving objects or carrying loads too heavy for them. They can also be caused by falls, trips and slips in the workplace or by being struck by objects falling from above.
Employers can reduce the risk of back injuries in the workplace by making sure risks are assessed, their employees are trained correctly in manual handling procedures and by providing them with the correct equipment to help them to do their jobs safely.
Our expert lawyers are able to help you make a claim for compensation if you have suffered a back injury in the workplace. Many people believe that they are unable to do this if they have a pre-existing back injury however, you may still be able to claim if your back condition has been aggravated by your work or if your work has speeded up the development of symptoms.
Back injury at work claims
Our dedicated work accident team has a proven history of dealing with compensation claims for people that have suffered back injuries in the workplace. We can help you make a claim for compensation and will give you advice and update you on your claim in plain English so that you know exactly where you stand at each stage of your claim.
If you have suffered at back injury at work, complete our claims form or call 0800 313 4748 for a free, no obligation consultation.
* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.