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Back Injury Compensation
Back problems are the number one cause of time off work in the UK, causing roughly 20% of workplace absences, and over 10 million working days lost each year. Back injuries can also have serious consequences for a person’s domestic life, especially where their mobility is limited, and everyday tasks are difficult or impossible to perform. If your back injury was caused by working conditions, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer. We have specialist solicitors with long experience in handling no win no fee compensation claims for clients with both temporary and permanent work related back conditions.
Typical Back Problems Caused By Work
Most back injuries at work are caused by heavy or repetitive lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling. Other repetitive motions can damage the back over time, including twisting, bending and stretching. We have represented clients with back injuries from lifting boxes at work and back pain from stacking shelves at work. Posture and an uncomfortable working position can also both adversely affect the back, as can repetitive tasks, prolonged stress positions and working while physically tired. Professions with the highest incidence rates of back injuries among workers are generally those that are the most physically-demanding, including construction, agriculture and nursing.
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Employers Are Responsible For Preventing Work Related Back Injuries
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 impose strict limits on the amount of weight that an individual worker should be asked to handle over the course of a shift. Wherever possible a mechanised solution to lifting by hand should be considered. Where manual handling is unavoidable, tasks must be risk assessed and properly supervised. Employers must also provide staff with training in safe lifting techniques. Under more general workplace legislation, employers most provide staff with a safe system of work and safe working premises, with all reasonable measures taken to minimise the risk of back injuries among workers
Work Back Injury Compensation Claims
Our clients often ask us, is it possible for me to claim work back injury compensation from my employer? The answer is usually yes. Provided your claim relates to an accident that has taken place in the last three years, we can represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. The vast majority of the claims we take on are successful.
Bartletts Solicitors have been protecting and supporting clients for 150 years and enjoy a reputation nationwide for trusted legal advice. We are specialists in back injury compensation claims having successfully represented injured employees across a range of industries. Call us today on 0800 158 2454 for a free consultation regarding your case or to begin a claim. You can also contact us for free legal advice via our new Live Chat function.
- Office Worker Compensated For A Back Injury
Mr Wright was employed by a company that moved offices shortly after he began working for them. During the removal process, he was asked to lift and carry heavy boxes of files, dispose of rubbish bags and move furniture.
- Compensation For Worker Injured When Pushing A Dolly
Mr Andrew worked in a supermarket, where his duties included stacking a standard wheeled dolly with crates of produce, which he then transported to the store’s freezer units. One day he was pushing the dolly from the produce delivery bay, when it collided with a pallet.
- Compensation For Worker With Slipped Disc From Lifting
Mr Johnson worked at a warehouse distribution centre, where his job involved routinely lifting weights in excess of 20kg from the back of lorries without mechanical assistance or safety equipment to protect his back.
- Delivery Driver Strained Back In Accident At Work
Mr Taylor was employed by a wholesale company as a multi-drop delivery driver. During one delivery, he was lifting a heavy cardboard box out of his van by the handles, when one of them broke, causing him to drop the box, violently wrenching his lower back in the process.
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