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Back & Neck Injury Compensation Claims

While neck and back injuries are some of the most common injuries that occur in the workplace, they are also often the most disabling and difficult to treat. If a worker suffers a serious injury to this part of the body, it can often be impossible to clinically repair the damage that has been done to the spine.

All workplaces are subject to strict rules and regulations in order to prevent these kinds of injuries from occurring. Every aspect of a person’s job must be examined to determine the risk, and everything must be done to prevent an injury from occurring. This could be by providing appropriate lifting aids, adequate support and training.

However, the correct procedures are often not put in place or, even if they are, a worker can become injured through no fault of their own. If you believe this has happened to you, then you could be entitled to make a neck and back injury claim for compensation.

Common Causes of Back and Neck Injuries

  • A worker is required to lift a load that is too heavy (usually over 20kg)
  • A worker has to twist, stoop and bend to carry a load, even if it is light
  • The load has to be carried above their shoulders
  • A two-person lift is carried out alone
  • Adequate lifting equipment has not been provided
  • Multiple small lifts are routinely carried out throughout the week, resulting in a cumulative injury

Back and Neck Injury Statistics

  • In 2015/16 there were 214,000 cases of work-related neck and back injuries
  • Male workers aged 45+ are most likely to develop this kind of injury
  • Reports from GPs suggest that 36% of all work-related injuries they see include the neck and back
  • These injuries are most commonly seen in the following industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing, construction, transportation, storage and delivery
  • In 2015/16, almost 3.5 million working days were lost as a result of neck and back injuries
  • Those working in a skilled trade profession are most likely to develop this kind of injury

What to do Immediately After a Back or Neck Injury at Work

If you’ve suffered a back or neck injury at work or elsewhere, there is a process you should follow if you are planning on making a claim for your injury.

  1. Seek medical attention: First and foremost, you should seek medical attention at the scene. Back and neck injuries can be very serious if they’re not treated promptly. Even seemingly minor injuries can have serious consequences, so don’t hesitate to get emergency medical care.
  2. Report the injury: It’s essential to report your accident and injury to the appropriate authorities. For example, if the injury happened on the job, then notify your employer or HR representative as soon as possible. They will be required to document the incident.
  3. Document the incident: Take time to document what happened. Note how the injury occurred and what you were doing at the time. Mention if there were any witnesses present and describe any immediate symptoms or pain you experienced. Make sure to keep detailed records of medical appointments, treatments received, and any expenses incurred as a result of the injury.
  4. Contact legal representation: Consider consulting with a legal professional who specialises in back injury claims. Our experienced team at The Claims Partnership can assist you in evaluating the potential for a compensation claim and guide you through the legal process. We’re here to provide personalised support and advocacy every step of the way.
  5. Follow medical advice: It’s essential to follow the advice and treatment plans prescribed by your doctor or physician, as this not only prioritises your recovery but also strengthens your case for compensation. Dedication to health is an important factor in your claim.
  6. Keep records: Finally, keep records of all medical treatment, appointment letters and expenses that relate to your back or neck injury. They will serve as crucial evidence in any potential compensation claim.
  7. Taking these steps after a back injury can make a significant difference in your ability to pursue compensation and achieve a favourable outcome. At The Claims Partnership, we’re here to support you through every stage of the process. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for expert guidance and representation.

How Much is the Average Settlement for Back & Neck Injuries & How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

There is no definitive way to determine how much compensation you will receive at the end of your neck or back injury claim, as it can depend on a number of different factors. This includes how long you have suffered from the injury, if you have undergone any rehabilitation or medical treatment, the severity of the pain, and the impact it has on your everyday life and future outlook.

Factors Affecting Compensation Amount

  • Severity of injury: The extent of your back or neck injury will significantly impact the compensation you may receive. Severe injuries that result in long-term disability or chronic pain are likely to yield higher settlements than minor injuries.
  • Medical expenses: The cost of medical treatment, including surgeries, rehabilitation, therapy, and medication, is a key factor in determining compensation. Higher medical expenses typically result in larger settlements.
  • Lost income: If your back or neck injury has caused you to miss work or has resulted in a loss of earning capacity, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or diminished earning potential.
  • Suffering: Compensation may also be awarded for the physical pain and emotional distress that’s been caused by your injury. This can include chronic pain, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment in life, and emotional suffering.
  • The future: The long-term impact of your back or neck injury on your future quality of life and ability to work may also be considered in determining compensation. This can include factors such as ongoing medical treatment, disability accommodations, and future medical expenses.

It’s essential to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Settlement amounts can vary widely based on individual circumstances and the specific details of your case. While some back and neck injury claims result in substantial settlements, others may receive more modest compensation.

Given the complexity of determining compensation for back and neck injuries, it’s crucial to consult with legal experts who specialise in personal injury claims. We can assess the details of your case, consider all relevant factors, and provide guidance on the potential compensation you may receive.

Our goal is to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for your back or neck injury, allowing you to move forward with confidence and peace of mind.

How can we help?

At The Claims Partnership, we are dedicated to working in your best interests and to providing a great value and high-quality claims service. We treat our clients with integrity and fight their corner. We feel confident enough in our skills and experience to say that if it is legally possible to win your claim – then we will win it for you.

Our promise on costs

At The Claims Partnership, we have three simple rules which apply to our Personal Injury services:

  1. We never charge our clients anything until the day they receive their compensation payment.
  2. We guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum percentage of the compensation they are awarded.
  3. We will agree that minimum percentage with our clients before we start work on their claim.

For our Personal Injury service, we guarantee that all our clients will receive a minimum of 70% of the compensation we negotiate for them.

We can also help you with any Rehabilitation needs that you have.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss your back or neck injury claim or how we can help you, please contact us by phone on 01772 562084, by e mail at info@theclaimspartnership.co.uk or by any of the Quick Contact Forms on this page. We don’t charge. We are never in a rush and we’re happy to help you as much as we can.

 

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