How to claim for a back injury at work

How to claim for a back injury at work

If you have suffered a spinal injury or back pain that occurred at work you may be entitled to claim for compensation. Take our free 15 minute assessment to see if you qualify. Phone 0114 256 0111 as soon as possible, delays may affect your final compensation amount.

Don’t worry about making a claim against your employer for a back or lumbar injury

Every employer must, by law, have insurance to cover their employees being injured. So there’s no need to feel awkward about making a claim, it’s your employer’s insurer, not your employer who will have to pay out.

Don’t think you won’t need compensation, or that only dishonest people make such claims

If your back injury happened at work through no fault of your own then you are fully entitled to claim compensation. Even minor back pain can lead to time off work, often stretching into weeks or even months. This can mean a big drop in income and may lead to a serious situation such as rent arrears, or problems meeting your mortgage payments.

A back injury can be complex and may need future support that you can’t anticipate

A serious spinal injury can require expensive medical treatment, specialist equipment and adaptations to your home, and even long term care from medical staff.

You need an experienced, expert lawyer, such as Adam Law Solicitors working on your behalf who can assemble the right team of medical experts to assess you current and future needs. They will assure that you get the full compensation you deserve to deal with your injury now and in the future.

Take our free 15 minute assessment to see if you qualify. Phone 0114 256 0111 as soon as possible, delays may affect your final compensation amount.

Make sure you take all the following steps as soon as possible

You must seek medical assistance as soon as possible

You must see a doctor as soon as you can, even if there doesn’t seem to be much wrong right now. If more serious problems emerge later, as can easily happen, you will need the most complete medical records possible.

Report the incident to your employer

Make sure the incident is recorded in your employers accident book

Ask to see it to make that sure it’s an accurate record.

Note down any witnesses

Take their name, address and contact details.

Keep details of any financial losses

Your compensation will not just be for the injury and trauma you suffer, it will usually also cover any losses and costs you incur as a result of the accident.

Get expert advice

Contact a specialist solicitor ,such as Adam Law Solicitors, as quickly as possible. We will assess whether you can make a claim and will give you detailed advice to ensure you take all the steps necessary to safeguard yourself and get the compensation you deserve and will need.

It’s a lot to remember, so we’ve made a handy print version for you. You can download ‘How To Claim for a Back Injury at Work’ here

Please contact us as quickly as possible for a free initial assessment of your case. It will only take 15 minutes of your time. Phone 0114 256 0111, email us, or use the form on the right of this page.