Work Related Cumulative Back Injury
Back pain is one of the main causes of workplace absence in the UK. Thousands of people incur cumulative back injuries or conditions associated with cumulative back injury each year.
Back pain can be debilitating and stop you attending work or partaking in normal social activities. Depending on your contract, sick pay may not last very long making bills impossible to pay.
If this back pain is as a result of your workplace activities or environment, then you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Here at Injury Lawyers UK, our team of qualified lawyers have over 20 years of experience in making successful compensation claims. We do the hard work for you, treating each case sensitively to ensure you get the maximum compensation award possible. All this is done on a no win, no fee basis meaning there is no risk to you.
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Types of Cumulative Back Injury
Typically, cumulative back injury is categorised into three types:
1. Repetition- This is a type of back injury caused by performing repetitive work. Doing so can lead to areas of the back straining causing pain
2. Posture- This is where working in a certain position or performing tasks in an unnatural position leads to back pain
3. One-off incidents- Like all things, one-off accidents can occur. For example, straining your back while lifting heavy objects
Some of the main causes of back injuries include:
- Frequent lifting
- Lifting heavy items
- Prolonged periods of physical activity
- Inadequate training
- Poorly designed office chairs
- Failure to provide lifting equipment
- No desk risk assessment
Employers have a duty of care and a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety in the workplace. This includes ensuring that you work in a way and an environment which is safe and not detrimental to your health. There are various responsibilities that are required to prevent cumulative back injuries such as manual handling training and desk assessments.
Can I Make a Claim?
If you have been injured and believe that your employer has breached their duty of care either through inadequate training, unsafe working practices or inadequate risk assessments, there may be a case for a compensation claim.
Our lawyers are experienced and well versed in what will qualify for a compensation claim. Therefore, they will be able to assess your case and let you know if there is the opportunity for a claim.
Contacting Injury Lawyers UK
To discuss your situation, we have made it easy to get in touch with us. You can either phone us on 0800 285 1411, or complete our simple online contact form. We’ll then let you know within an hour if you have a potential claim.
Back injuries, whilst common, can be debilitating and impact upon the quality of your life. At best they can be a nagging pain whilst at worst they could leave you unable to perform your role and earn a living. A compensation claim could help ease that burden so get in touch with Injury Lawyers UK today.