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Back injury at work compensation claim solicitors

Our dedicated team of expert back injury at work claim solicitors is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need. With our extensive experience in handling back injury at work accident cases, we strive to secure the compensation you deserve, holding negligent employers accountable for their actions. Whether you have suffered a back injury due to a lifting accident, repetitive strain, or any other work-related incident that wasn't your fault, our compassionate solicitors are ready to fight for your rights and help you on your path to recovery with a back injury at work compensation claim.

Back injuries at work occur frequently, especially when an employer has not complied with health and safety regulations. Most back injury at work claims are the result of over-extension (twisting) of the spine from heavy lifting, pulling, pushing or poor posture while sitting for prolonged periods.If you have suffered a back injury at work and you believe someone else is to blame, you may be able to make a back injury at work claim, contact our specialist back injury solicitors at on 0161 696 6235.

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Work-related back injury claims: employer's responsibilities

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.

Your employer has the duty to ensure you are as safe as possible at work and ensure that the following has been completed:

  • An adequate risk assessment is in place
  • Personal protective equipment has been provided if required
  • You are provided with a safe system of work
  • You are provided with instructions on how to use equipment
  • Compliance with health and safety policies in place
  • You are provided with adequate training
  • The correct tools have been supplied to enable you to work safely
  • Manual handling activities are minimised as far as possible
  • Your workstation is suitable and sufficiently spacious

At Stephensons, we deal with a wide variety of compensation for 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
  • Paraplegia
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries

Your back injury may affect your quality of life and leave you in life-long pain, it can change your life considerably. In some severe instances, a back injury at work can lead to paralysis rendering you unable to walk or work again. If you are injured, whether instantly or as a result of prolonged exposure to dangerous practices at work, it’s vital you contact an expert work accident solicitor. 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 back injury at work claim.

What is a back injury at work compensation claim?

A back injury at work compensation claim refers to the legal process in which an employee seeks financial compensation for a back injury sustained while performing their job duties, which wasn't their fault. The claim typically involves proving that the injury was caused by the negligence or actions of the employer or workplace conditions.

Why choose our back injury at work solicitors?

Our back injury at work claims solicitors have extensive experience and knowledge in handling such cases, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible outcome. We prioritise your well-being and fight passionately to secure the maximum compensation you deserve, providing support, guidance, and reassurance throughout the claims process.

How can our back injury at work compensation claims solicitors help?

Our back injuries at work claims solicitors can help by providing legal advice and representation to individuals who have suffered a back injury as a result of an accident at work, ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve.

How to claim compensation for a back injury at work 

To claim for a back injury at work, report the injury to your employer, seek medical attention, and gather evidence such as witness statements and medical records. Contact a personal injury lawyer such as Stephensons to help you file a claim and seek compensation for your damages.

Who can our back injury at work claims solicitors help?

Our back injury at work claims solicitors assist individuals who have suffered back injuries as a result of work-related accidents, including lifting accidents, repetitive strain, falls, or any other work-related incidents causing back injuries.

How long do I have to submit my back injury at work claim?

In most cases, you have a limit of three years from the date of the back injury at work to submit your claim. However, it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible, as there may be exceptions to this time limit based on the circumstances of your case.

How much compensation for back injury at work?

How much compensation you may get for a back injury at work will depend on a number of factors including the severity of the injury, how much you’ve been left out of pocket and if you have lost any earnings due to the accident.

Contact our back injury at work compensation claims solicitors

By getting in touch with Stephensons, you can explain everything about your back injury claim, including the incident that occurred and the symptoms that you have suffered since. After talking to an expert injury lawyer, you will have a better idea of whether or not you are eligible to make a back injury claim and the level of compensation that you can expect for a successful outcome. If we think that you are eligible for a back injury claim, we will then prepare you for the next steps in the process, keeping you in the loop as we work to ensure that you are awarded with the highest level of back injury at work compensation possible.

If you believe that you may be entitled to compensation for your accident or injury at work, our experienced team of solicitors is here to assist you. Give us a call at 0161 696 6235 or fill out our online enquiry form to discuss your case and explore the options available to you. We are dedicated to helping accident victims seek the compensation they deserve.

Work-related back injury at work claims and settlements

We have worked on a number of back injury at work claims. Here are some of the back injury settlements we have won:

£60,000 for HGV driver in a work-related accident

Our client, an HGV driver, was preparing to deliver kegs and cases of beer when some empty kegs fell off his truck onto his back, causing him to fall to the ground. Our client injured his lower back which accelerated symptoms of osteoarthritis by around 3-5 years and placed him at a disadvantage on the labour market. He also suffered blunt trauma to his head. Due to his injuries, he was unable to return to work as an HGV driver and had difficulty driving in general. Liability was admitted by the defendant and a back-injury settlement was agreed at £60,000.

Compensation for agency worker with back injury

Our client, a delivery driver, sustained a back injury at work when he had to climb up the side of his truck to load it despite numerous requests for a step. As he climbed up to the back of the truck he slipped and twisted his back and sustained a soft tissue injury. He took two days of work as he required help with domestic tasks. However, as an agency worker, he was required to take these two days off as annual leave. After this incident, our client contacted us, and we were able to secure him £3,522 in compensation.

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