Can I make a back injury at work compensation claim?
If you have hurt your back or suffered a back injury whilst at work due to someone else’s negligence you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Right to a safe working environment
Often, we can suffer a back injury and just carry on regardless, especially if it is at work, but this can be particularly dangerous, leading to serious problems further on in life.
All employees have the right to work in a safe environment and all employers have a responsibility to protect their workers as much as is reasonable from a back injury. If your employer fails to ensure your safety or provide you with the appropriate training or safety equipment and you suffer a back injury at work as a result, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Specialist back injury solicitors
At Stephensons we deal with a wide variety of compensation claims regarding back injuries at work but the most common types of back injury involve the following:
- Injuries to soft tissue
- Damages to tendons and ligaments
- Prolapsed discs/slipped discs
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Your back injury may affect your quality of life and leave you in life-long pain or it could change your life considerably. In some severe instances a back injury at work can lead to paralysis rendering you unable to walk. If you are injured, whether instantly or as a result of prolonged exposure to dangerous practices at work, it’s vital you contact expert solicitors. You need an experienced team on your side fighting for your right to compensation and one that can gather the appropriate evidence to support your claim.
We will need to prove that your employer or someone you work with was at fault and any delays in making a claim can be harmful to your case. There are strict time limits relating to accident at work claims so contact us as soon as possible to increase your chances of a positive outcome.
It’s important to remember that your employer cannot dismiss you for making a compensation claim, so there is nothing to worry about when making a claim for a back injury at work. In many instances a compensation claim can help change lives as employers are then forced to make the necessary changes to protect their employees.
If you have suffered a back injury whilst at work, contact the expert personal injury solicitors at Stephensons today on 0203 816 0065. We have many years of experience in claiming compensation for victims of back injuries.
We understand how important a compensation claim can be; as it can not only cover the costs of any loss of earnings but provide victims and their families with the financial security they need as well as the treatments and rehabilitation programs necessary to ensure an individual’s best chance of recovery.
Your best interests and that of your family are our priority. Contact us today for more information.
Initial advice is free and all claims are handled on a no win, no fee basis. To speak to an expert about your claim call 0203 816 0065 today.