Neck Injury in the Workplace
Neck injuries occurring in the workplace are unfortunately more common that you would think. They are uncomfortable, painful and inconvenient leaving those who have suffered them unable to function normally until they have healed. Some neck injuries can be short term but others only heal after a long term rehabilitation period and treatment. The aftercare needed can take it’s toll physically and emotionally on you and your family and if the injury was not your fault, it could have even more devastating emotional consequences. For more serious injuries, the effects can be life changing.
Some of the most common reasons for neck injuries in the workplace are:
- Unsafe manual handling without the appropriate training, equipment or colleague support
- Slips, trips and falls
- Being struck over the head by falling objects
If you have suffered from a neck injury in the workplace that wasn’t your fault, Injury Lawyers UK will help you get the compensation you deserve. This doesn’t just include injuries sustained through an accident. It may also include an aggravation of an old neck injury or symptoms experienced further down the line from working in conditions that don’t follow appropriate health and safety regulations.
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Types of Neck Injury
At best, neck injuries can take a few weeks to resolve. At worst, the consequences can be devastating. Types of neck injury include:
- Neck & muscle strains
- Prolapsed discs
- Damage to tendons, muscles or ligaments (soft tissues)
At Injury Lawyers UK, we understand it’s not just the pain and suffering that you want compensation for. It’s also the loss of work and any future earnings, ongoing medical treatment including physiotherapy and any adaptations needed to your home.
Am I Eligible for Compensation?
If you have suffered a neck injury after an accident that wasn’t your fault or due to workplace conditions, you may be eligible to claim. Employers have a duty to ensure appropriate health and safety measures are in place to protect employees and visitors as much as is reasonably possible. We have a team of experienced lawyers who will talk to you whatever your situation is and offer only the best help and advice.
TALK TO INJURY LAWYERS UK TODAY
If you’ve suffered a neck injury in an accident at work and wish to pursue a claim for compensation, contact the team at Injury Lawyers UK today. We’ll provide a thorough assessment of your situation and help you in achieving the compensation you deserve.
Contact us on 0800 285 1411 today or submit an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.