Types of back injury at work compensation claims
If you drive a car, HGV or lorry for a living and you are injured in a road traffic accident you could be eligible for a back injury at work compensation claim. Whiplash can lead to severe back problems that may plague a sufferer for years. In some cases this can lead to issues with arms and legs.
Falling from height
If a person lands directly on their back or flat on their feet after a fall from height, this can cause serious injuries, some of which can be life changing. If your employer has failed to provide you with adequate safety gear or someone is involved in dangerous practices or procedures whilst at height and you are injured as a result, you could be eligible for compensation.
Lifting and carrying heavy objects
Lifting and/or carrying heavy objects can lead to serious, lifelong back injuries. If you are required to lift heavy objects by hand as part of your job, these weights should be closely monitored by law as there are legal limits employers and employees must abide by. If you are not provided with the appropriate training on how to lift or carry heavy objects at work or you are not provided with a forklift or the necessary machinery and you are injured as a result, you could be eligible for compensation.
Slips, trips and falls
Slips and trips can happen at work as a result of loose floorboards and scaffolding, wet floors, spillages and torn carpets. Thankfully a slip or trip can usually be shrugged off and cause little more than embarrassment, but all too often a trip or slip can cause a serious back injury. A back injury can occur when an individual hits the floor or surrounding objects or sometimes when they try to steady themselves as any quick and jarring motion could potentially hurt someone’s back.
Struck by falling objects
We often handle compensation claims for people who have been struck by a falling object whilst at work. This could involve any industry, but commonly affects those who work in construction or on building sites. Falling bricks, pipes and all kinds of debris can cause serious damage. If you are struck by a falling object whilst at work, contact us today to discuss your compensation claim.
Faulty chairs or stools, broken ladders or faulty safety gear could cause a serious injury to an employee. If your employer has not provided you with the appropriate equipment you need to do your job and you are injured as a result, you may be eligible for compensation. Collapsed chairs or ladders can cause serious back injuries that could hold lifelong repercussions, make sure you have the right solicitors to handle your claim as these claims need expertise to prove that your employer is at fault.