Back Injury at Work Claims
Back injuries and back pain are common causes of work-related absence in the UK, with the Office for National Statistics reporting that musculoskeletal problems accounted for 27.8 million days of sick leave in 2018. According to the Health and Safety Executive, of the 498,000 workers suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2018/19, 40% were back injuries.
All manner of workers can suffer from work related back injuries, including those who work in offices, on production lines and in warehouses, on construction sites, and in health and social care settings.
Work related back injuries are typically caused by lifting heavy items, repetitive activities, or prolonged periods in one position and can lead to discomfort and stiffness in the lower back, muscle spasms, and even long-term mobility issues.