Back Injury at Work Claims
If you have sustained a back injury at work that was caused by improper training or negligence, we can help you to claim the compensation you deserve. Our solicitors have handled many cases of this type and have the skills and expertise required to help you to secure the maximum compensation amount you deserve.
We understand the impact that an accident at work can have on your life, including your career prospects, which is why we will work tirelessly to help you every step of the way throughout your back injury at work compensation claim. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to make adjustments to your lifestyle while you recover, or even permanently. Making a claim for compensation can help you to afford adjustments to your home or any other adaptations you need to make, and help you to recover losses incurred while you were unable to work.
How JMW Can Help You Make a Claim
Our solicitors have a great deal of experience in handling such claims and will do our utmost to ensure you are able to secure compensation that meets all your needs following your injuries, while holding those responsible to account.
We will guide you throughout your case, offering expert support every step of the way. We understand that it may seem daunting to start legal proceedings, particularly when it involves your current or former employer, but we are here to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.
Our team of solicitors has handled back injury at work cases where an employer has:
- Failed to provide proper training for tasks
- Provided a lack of supervision or support
- Failed to provide suitable protective equipment
- Failed to conduct regular risk assessments
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 compensation for your injury. Compensation can help to cover any loss of earnings due to time spent out of work, rehabilitation fees and the general loss of quality of life you may have suffered as a result of your injury.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim After a Back Injury At Work?
Back injuries can vary widely in severity. Some injuries may cause only mild discomfort that is quick to heal, but more serious cases can result in chronic symptoms or even paralysis. The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries. It can also take into account loss of earnings if you’re unable to work if you’re injured, and any other financial losses you may incur as a result of your accident.
The figures below provide a rough guide of how much you might be able to claim for an injury in a factory, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculation of how much you could be able to claim, based on the specifics of your case, get in touch with the team today. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and circumstances.
|Tetraplegia or quadriplegia||£258,740 - £322,060|
|Paraplegia||£174,620 - £226,610|
|Temporary paraplegia||In the region of £39,330|
|Severe back injury with spinal cord damage||£72,260 - £128,320|
|Serious back injury causing significant permanent damage||£59,120 - £70,490|
|Back injury causing chronic permanent symptoms||£30,910 - £55,590|
|Back injury causing serious permanent symptoms||£22,130 - £30,910|
|Back injury causing permanent symptoms||£9,970 - £22,130|
|Back injury recovering in two-five years||£6,290 - £9,970|
|Back injury recovering in up to two years||£1,950 - £6,290|
A financial reward will compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, and will also help to support you while you are recovering. Compensation can cover the cost of unexpected medical bills, rehabilitation and any required care from family and friends. In addition, compensation will cover any time you have taken off work due to your injury.
ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CALCULATOR
How much is your back injury at work claim worth?
What are the different conditions that can cause back pain at work?
Most people will be affected by back pain at one point or another. 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 different 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
What are the causes of back pain at work?
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
The list above is not exhaustive, and if your circumstances are different, we can still help you to claim compensation.