Frequently Asked Questions about Back Injury at Work claims
1. What is a back injury at work claim?
A back injury at work claim is a legal process brought against an employer by someone who has injured their back in the workplace, and believes their employer was responsible.
2. What causes back injuries at work?
Back injuries at work can be caused by heavy lifting, by a lack of manual handling training, due to a lack of equipment or inadequate equipment being provided, or because of repetitive activities. Back injuries can occur in most workplaces if the correct health and safety guidance isn’t followed by employers.
3. How much compensation will I get for a back injury claim?
The amount of compensation you are awarded for your back injury at work claim will depend on the severity of the injury, and the impact it has had on your life. Our specialist accident at work lawyers can advise you on the likely value of your claim.
4. Is there a time limit for making a back injury at work claim?
Any claim against your employer for a back injury must be brought within three years of you understanding you have suffered a work-related injury. In the case of an accident, that time will usually start to run from the date of the incident. If you have sustained a sprain or strain to your back over a more prolonged period of time, for instance through stretching or carrying at work, the time will start to run from when you began to suffer significant symptoms.
5. How do I start my claim for compensation for a back injury at work?
If you’ve injured your back at work and believe your employer is at fault, contact Thompsons Solicitors on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our free online Start a Claim form.
Our teams will gather evidence to establish whether your employer failed in its duties towards you and will work with you to build a solid case for back injury at work compensation.