Sustaining a back injury at work is one of the most common reasons people are absent from their jobs. There are many work-related causes of back injuries such as lifting or pulling items which are too heavy or a trip, slip or fall. Activities with a high back injury risk include:
- Bending and twisting
- Heavy and/or repeated lifting
- Working for too long without breaks
- Using poor technique or too much force
- Uncomfortable working positions
Your employer’s responsibilities
Your employer is responsible for providing manual handling training early in your employment to minimise risk of injury but often a back injury will occur because health and safety rules haven’t been followed by the employer.
If you’ve suffered a back injury at work due to safety precautions being overlooked, you could make a compensation claim.
Our workplace injury lawyers are some of the most experienced in the country and have helped thousands of people claim compensation for back injuries sustained at work.
We could help you claim compensation if you’ve suffered a back injury following:
- Being struck by a falling object
- Manual handling accident
- Fall from height
- Slip or trip
Our dedicated workplace accident solicitors work hard to get you the compensation you deserve and have secured millions of pounds in compensation for our clients helping to pay for medical care and any financial loss.
Our no win, no fee solicitors, who specialise in accident at work claims, will review your case and advise the best course of action.
Call our helpline on 0808 274 6197 to find out more about making a back injury claim.