Back Injury at Work Compensation Claims Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
The majority of people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, but where this is caused by conditions in the workplace, you could be entitled to compensation.
At Calio Claims, our specialist solicitors have years of experience in helping victims who have been injured in workplace accidents which were not their fault. As a result, we fully understand the impact your injury may have had on your life, including your ability to work or even carry out everyday activities. We can deal with claims ranging from muscle damage and slipped discs, through to serious damage to your spinal cord, and will ensure you are fully compensated for all of the ways in which you have suffered loss. Our specialist team of solicitors can help recover compensation for any pain and suffering, treatment costs, loss of earnings, and out of pocket expenses. To discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our personal injury team, call us today on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our experts will get back to you right away. We will help you claim the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered a back injury as a result of your working conditions, you are not alone. As one of the most common causes of absences from work, it accounts for more than 12 million sick days each year.
Back pain can be any pain, ache, tension or disorder which affects either the muscles or bones of the back from the base of the neck to the hips and can be caused by muscle damage or damage to the bones of the spine and ribs. Damage can also be caused to the discs which are located between your vertebrae.
Where back pain has been caused by an accident at work, or by your working conditions, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss.
Work-related activities with a high risk of back injury include:
- Lifting heavy or bulky loads
- Carrying loads awkwardly, possibly one-handed
- Repetitive tasks such as the packing of products
- Long distance driving or driving over rough ground, particularly if the seat is not, or cannot be properly adjusted
- Stooping, bending or crouching, including work at PCs
- Pushing, pulling or dragging heavy loads
- Working beyond normal abilities and limits
- Working when physically tired
- Stretching, twisting and reaching
- Prolonged periods in one position
Employers are responsible for minimising or preventing the risk of suffering an injury in the workplace. Your employer has a duty to perform risk assessments to ensure that measures are in place to reduce the risk of sustaining a back injury.
Employers are also required to limit the need for lifting or moving as part of the duties of your job. They should where necessary, provide equipment to assist in these tasks, as well as ensuring that employees have received the appropriate manual handling training.
Training should cover the areas of:
- Dangers of back and spine injury
- Spotting and avoiding dangers
- Good handling and moving techniques
- Using handling and lifting equipment
- Capabilities and limitations
- Recording incidents or injuries
In addition, your employer is liable for any other incidents which may occur during the course of your employment if it is as a result of the failures or acts of another employee that causes you harm.
What to do if you have been injured in a workplace accident
At Calio Claims, our specialist solicitors have years of experience in helping clients who have been injured in workplace accidents which were not their fault.
If you have suffered a back injury during the course of your employment then it’s important that the accident has been correctly reported in your employers’ handbook, obtain the names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident and if possible retain evidence such as receipts for treatment and travel expenses. Recording and retaining any evidence can help us build your case and get you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
We can deal with claims ranging from minor injuries, through to psychological injuries and catastrophic life-changing injuries.
Our specialist team of solicitors can help recover compensation for any pain and suffering, treatment costs, loss of earnings, and out of pocket expenses.
Contact our back injury claims solicitors today
If you have suffered a back injury or condition as a result of your working conditions, practices or an accident, our specialist team can help you claim compensation. The team is spread across our offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland We make it easy and convenient to consult one of our experts, you can contact us today to set up an appointment or discuss your claim with us over the phone.
We will explain everything to you clearly and concisely, including how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved, how much you could claim and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.