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Common Causes Of Back Injury At Work

Anyone who has suffered a back injury knows how painful and frustrating it is.  Back injuries are common and they can be sustained in workplaces in many different ways.  Some of the common types of back injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Slipped disc
  • Herniated discs
  • Lumbar pain
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Cumulative trauma disorders

Back injuries can be serious because they can lead to a number of health issues including weak hamstrings and weak abdominal muscles.  Therefore, it is essential that any kind of back injury is treated in a timely manner.  Regardless of the cause of your injury, you must ensure that you visit a G.P to prevent the injury from getting worse.

Every employer has a duty to ensure the health and safety of their staff.  It is their duty to carry out risk assessments to identify the potential hazards which can create risks of accidents and injuries.  If your employer did not take measures to protect your health and safety and if you suffered back injury as a result, you may be able to make a back injury at work claim.

There are many causes of back injury at work.  Some of the common causes include the following:

  • Manual handling and heavy lifting
  • Slips and trips
  • Falls from heights
  • Incorrect safety equipment
  • Road traffic accidents if the job involves travelling
  • Vibrating tools and machinery
  • Insufficient training and lack of supervision
  • Poor posture while sitting
  • Prolonged static positions
  • Prolonged awkward positions
  • Poor workstation design

Who Is At Risk?

Almost every working person is at a risk of sustaining back injuries.  However, some of the groups of people who are highly vulnerable include:

  • Office workers
  • Hospital staff
  • Maintenance workers
  • Refuse collectors
  • Care workers

Making A Claim

If your employer was responsible for your back injury, you must not hesitate to put up a claim.  Back injuries can be painful and if the injury is severe, you may need to undergo extensive medical treatment and also take time off work.  All these can result in huge financial losses including loss of income.  Therefore, it is essential that you consider bringing a claim.

For free advice, you can contact us on our free helpline.  Our solicitors have vast experience in work accident compensation claims and we can help you with your claim on a genuine no win no fee basis.

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