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 any injury to feelings the accident has caused and if your employer has behaved badly in the situation 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 injuries at work claims 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.