Back injuries can be potentially debilitating and can cause some serious pain and discomfort. It is no secret then that, having a back injury can inhibit everyday interactions whether this is in your working or personal life.
Unfortunately, in some instances a back injury can result in permanent damage, although, injuries which aren’t permanent can still take a considerable time to heal. Having time off work is common with these injuries and can cause difficulties with bills or other payments.
It is tempting to blame oneself when it comes to injuries that occur at work, however, our employers have a ‘duty of care’ to fulfil in order to keep employees safe and provide us with a safe and healthy working environment.
Report any back injuries or pain to your employer, allowing them the opportunity to make required changes. This offers them the chance to amend the issue, and if for any reason they don't, you might have the opportunity to utilise this as evidence when making a claim. They should record the injury in an accident book, or request that you write an injury report.
If you have endured a more extreme injury or back pain, it's vital to either make a same day appointment with your GP, or to visit the A&E department at your local hospital and receive proper treatment before taking any next steps.
Following this, if you choose to make a claim, you'll have to make a note of all discussions with your employer, and additionally the results of your trip to the doctors or hospital.
Back injuries can cause continuous difficulties, influencing regular day to day life. Compensation can help in reducing the financial burden and expenses related to; loss of earnings, travel costs, medical treatments and any equipment and resources you may need to support your recuperation and rehabilitation.
If you or someone you know sustained a back injury which wasn’t your fault or due to negligence, then give us a call. Our litigators and solicitors are ready to support you and provide you with free impartial advice.