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Back Injury at Work Claims
If you suffer from back pain following a back injury at work, contact the expert solicitors at JMW to discuss making a claim for compensation. We have dealt with many back injury cases and have the skills and expertise necessary to ensure you have the very best chance of securing compensation that can have an extremely positive influence on your life.
Discuss your options with the expert team at JMW today by calling us on 0800 054 6570. If you would prefer for us to contact you, simply complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as they can. Our team is friendly and approachable, and will be more than happy to provide you with quality legal advice regarding your claim.
Back injuries sustained as a result of your work environment can be all too common, and sometimes the problems can be exacerbated because they go undiagnosed for long periods of time. It is your employer's responsibility to protect your safety at work and should this protection not be provided, you may be able to claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused.
There are a number of situations at work that can result in a back injury. You may have had inadequate training for your duties, or a lack of supervision or support when you have had to undertake certain tasks. Your employer may even have failed to supply you with the proper equipment for your role.
If you have suffered a back injury or back pain as a result of a poor working environment or a negligent employer, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury. This can cover costs such as:
- Time spent out of work
- Rehabilitation fees
- General loss of quality of life
Most people will be affected by back pain at one point or other. The most common type of back pain is in the lower back, which is sometimes referred to as lumbago. You can also be affected elsewhere, between the neck and the hips, for example.
There are numerous conditions that can lead to differing types of back pain, some of which include:
- Slipped disc - This occurs when one of the discs in the spine presses on the nerves after being damaged
- Frozen shoulder - This refers to inflammation around the shoulder area and can cause both stiffness and pain
- Repetitive strain – This refers to pain felt in muscles, nerves and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse
There are many different potential causes of back injuries and back pain at work. They include:
- Lifting, pushing, pulling or dragging heavy loads
- Repetitive tasks, such as packing boxes
- Long-distance driving, particularly over rough ground
- Prolonged periods spent in one position
- Poor posture while sat at your desk
Our solicitors have vast experience in handling back injury at work compensation claims and will be happy to take the time to explain the stages of the claims process to you.
We will guide you throughout your case, offering our expert support every step of the way. We understand that it may seem daunting to bring legal proceedings, especially when it involves your current or former employer, but we are here to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.