Back injuries occurring in the workplace probably account for the majority of the accidents that we come across as a firm of compensation solicitors. The following is an extract from the official Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website:
Lifting accidents can happen in the most surprising of circumstances with even relatively modest weights involved. Your neck and back are vulnerable and this places the burden on emnployers to ensure steps are taken to minimise the risk of injury.
Additional useful external resources British Pain Society – Back Pain advice website – How to make a claim if you have suffered a hernia at work
We can also help with specialist legal areas such as asbestos disease claims, industrial deafness and vibration white finger claims following exposure to substances or sustained machine use at work. Many of these cases involve slow developing symptoms and it is important that you obtain advice as soon as possible on your situation. Read more about work related upper limb disorder injury (WRULD) caused by work.
If you have been injured at work – you may be entitled to compensation.
The Claims Connection accident at work industrial injury section – UK Accident claim and personal injury compensation. Health and safety at work