Ready to get started? Start your claim today! Make a Claim

Cumulative Back Injuries

Make your claim >>

All employers are legally required to protect your health and safety in the workplace. In jobs where heavy lifting, prolonged sitting and manual handling are involved, employers must take particular care to protect or control any risk of back injuries, performing risk assessments and implementing safety measures to reduce or remove potential dangers.

What has caused my back injury?

As back injuries often come on over time it can be difficult to pin point the exact cause and therefore whether the injury is a result of an employer’s negligence.

In our experience, at Harwood Solicitors, the three most common causes of back injuries are posture, repetitive movement and one off incidents.

Repetitive Movements

 

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is related to the overuse of muscles and tendons in the upper body, especially the hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders, back or neck.

Repetitive Strain Injurys is most commonly caused by a repeated action carried out on a daily basis. When a task is repetitive, it can cause an area of the back to strain, such as the neck (cervical area), shoulder or the lumbar spine, and also lead to a repeating strain injury, The condition can depend on how a lift or movement is performed , the training given and the persons strength and size.

A variety of jobs can lead to Repetitive Strain Injurys, such as:

  • assembly line work
  • supermarket checkout
  • rapid packing
  • food processing
  • typing at a computer.

Posture

If you have to work in an unnatural or particularly uncomfortable position for an extended period of time then this can cause a back injury. An example of this would be if you have not had a work station assessment, your seat does not provide appropriate support and has therefore affected your back then you could have a claim. If you have made a complaint but this has gone ignored then Harwood could help you pursue a claim. Other examples would be if you are stood up all day at work without rest breaks and somewhere to sit or, if you are stooped over all day and this leads to a complaint that is not rectified then again Harwood could pursue a back injury claim on your behalf.

Isolated Incident/One Off Accidents

An incident of this nature can happen in any line of work. If you have suffered a back injury as a result of a one off accident or individual task suck as heavy lifting then your employer may be responsible for your condition. If you have not received any training or inadequate training and other safety measures are not in place then we can potentially make a claim.

Employers should protect their employees from dangers in the work place. If they have not complied with their duty of care then Harwood and our experienced Industrial Disease team can help.


Ready to speak to us? Let us help you.
Make your claim >>
Call FREE
0800 205 5556

Get a FREE callback

Complete the short form below and
we will get right back to you.

Message:

  • A very professional company of solicitors. I was very happy with the service you provided.
    by Stephen Stothard
  • Thank you for the work you have done on my behalf
    by Mr Roy Fox
  • Very good service, friendly and punctual.
    by Mr Kantilal Panchal
  • A special thanks to my claim handler who was always helpful and professional, he is a credit to your company. Thank you
    by Mr Colin Royston
  • My file handler/the firm has been fantastic from start to finish. Thank you
    by Miss Veronica Caruso
A proud member of
harwoods-new-innerpage_07

How much is your claim worth?

harwoods-new_21
Compensation Calculator >>

RECENT NEWS AND UPDATES

One in three people with legal problems in UK develop health issues – report

One in three people with legal problems in UK develop health issues – report

The Guardian World Justice Project survey sheds new light on troubling link between legal issues and mental illness Almost one-third of those with legal

Police chief admits ‘cultural problem’ with evidence disclosure

Police chief admits ‘cultural problem’ with evidence disclosure

The Guardian CPS or forces’ failure to disclose stopped 900 criminal cases in England and Wales going ahead Police forces have a “cultural problem”

CONTACT US

Email

Subject

Text

Need to speak to a solicitor? Call: 0800 205 5556

Phone

Tel: 01254 505090
Tel: 0800 205 5556
Email: info@harwoodsolicitors.co.uk

Address:
Harwood Solicitors
Suite 10 Freckleton Business Centre
Freckleton Street, Blackburn BB2 2AL

Contact us

Tel: 01254 505090
Tel: 0800 205 5556
Email: info@harwoodsolicitors.co.uk

Address:
Harwood Solicitors
Suite 5 Enterprise Centre
Furthergate, Blackburn BB1 3HQ

mobile_img2
Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulations Authority: SRA ID 564347
mobile_img1
Top
Request a call back Compensation
Calculator
Start Your Claim