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Spinal injury at work
Everyone in the workplace should be safe, however, there are times when our places of work are not as safe as they should be. If you have suffered a spinal injury at work that was not your fault, then it may be possible to claim compensation for a spinal injury at work, as a result of a negligent employer.
Spinal injuries can be life-changing and may result in you being permanently disabled or require you to take prolonged time off work to recover and rehabilitate. For some, work-related back injuries may mean they cannot return to their job and this may damage their future earning potential. At Stephensons, our work-related back injuries solicitors are here to help you get the compensation that you need to put your life back together. Contact us today for a free consultation on 0161 696 6235.
With our highly regarded personal injury solicitors on your side, we will aim to get the maximum amount of compensation that is appropriate for your spinal injury at work. We are recommended in the Legal 500 as a top tier personal injury firm and as members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, we have the expertise and knowledge needed to win your case.
Spinal injuries at work compensation
Sustaining a spinal injury at work can be life-altering and letting us help you get the compensation you are entitled to can mean that you have the opportunity to have a better life. Spinal injuries at work compensation can help pay for:
- Private medical treatment – avoiding NHS delays
- Rehabilitation that may not be available on the NHS
- Adaptation to your home
This type of compensation can also help cover other expenses such as:
Loss of earnings – which can include time taken off work and any future loss of earning if you cannot return to work or cannot return to the line of work you previously undertook
Out of pocket expenses – this can include transport costs, cost of treatment that you have already paid out for and other miscellaneous costs. So, make sure you always keep your receipts
Loss of enjoyment – such as not being able to do day to day activities or sports or hobbies you once enjoyed
Depending on the nature of your accident, it can sometimes be possible to claim for work-related back injuries. This is usually if your employer has been negligent. You may also be able to claim aggravated damages. As work accident claims fall under personal injury law, you will only have three years after the date of your accident to claim, so don't delay.
We regularly deal with spinal injury compensation due to work and will help to negotiate the best settlement possible. Speak to our expert work accident lawyers today on 0161 696 6235.
Spinal injuries don’t just happen due to accidents in the workplace. You can also sustain a spinal injury due to medical negligence. Contact our medical negligence solicitors if you have suffered spinal injuries due to delayed diagnosis, surgical mistakes and other medical negligence issues.
Work-related spinal injuries compensation FAQs
Every employer has a duty of care to keep you safe when you work. If your employer has been negligent in that duty, then it may be possible to make a claim for compensation. To speak to us about your specific case, call our industrial spinal injury claims solicitors on 0161 696 6235. For more general information take a look at our FAQs below:
How much compensation will I get for a spinal injury at work claim?
The amount of compensation you will get for a spinal injury will depend on several factors including how bad your injury is, what treatment is needed, loss of earnings and other expenses. If you have a case, you will see a medical expert and they will assess the level of injuries sustained and what your future treatment should be. This, along with the factors mentioned above, will help us calculate how much compensation to ask for.
Will my spinal injuries at work claim go to court?
Personal injury claims such as these rarely go to court, however, if your case does go to court, we will be with you every step of the way and advise you on what the best course of action is.
Will I lose my job if I claim work-related spinal injuries compensation?
Your employer cannot legally dismiss you from your role if you are claiming compensation. If you believe you have been unfairly treated at work due to your compensation claim then contact our employment lawyers.
Claiming against your employer may seem like a formidable process, however, you are entitled to compensation if you have suffered an injury due to your employer's negligence and as the compensation is paid out from their insurance, it should not affect the company's operations no matter the size of the business.
I suffered a spinal injury at work now I have spinal stenosis. Can I claim for this?
Spinal stenosis is caused by the narrowing of spaces within your spine, which in turn puts pressure on the nerves that move within your spine and therefore causes you pain. Spinal stenosis that is left untreated can mean that cauda equina syndrome can develop, which can have debilitating effects on a person’s day to day life. Spinal stenosis is one of the reasons a person may need spinal surgery after an injury at work. The procedure can cause effective relief by removing part of the vertebra that’s putting pressure on the nerves. If you find yourself suffering from painful spinal stenosis as a result of an accident at work or at the hands of a negligent employer, you should look into making a claim for work-related back injuries.
What can I use my compensation for a spinal injury at work for?
Compensation for a spinal injury at work won’t reverse the effects that your spinal injury at work has had on your day to day life, but it can certainly help with things such as expensive medical bills that you have had to pay for a result of your work-related back injuries as well as compensate for a loss of earnings if you have been unable to work as a result of your condition. Whilst we can’t say exactly how much spinal injury at work compensation you can expect to receive without knowing the full details of your case, you can rest assured that we will strive to achieve the highest amount of compensation that you deserve for your condition. At Stephensons, we recognise just how debilitating a spinal injury can be, and if this was caused in the workplace, you shouldn’t suffer in silence.
How long do I have to make my spinal injury at work claim?
You should make a spinal injury at work claim no more than three years after the incident occurred. If you have suffered a spinal injury after a long period of time of working in unsafe conditions, you should speak to a member of our spinal injury team to see whether or not you have grounds on which to claim compensation. Our spinal injury at work solicitors are a team that you can trust, and will work hard to ensure that you receive compensation for a spinal injury at work.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
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