A back injury can have a severe and often permanent impact on your health and wellbeing. Whether you have back pain from a one-off accident at work or a cumulative back injury that has worsened overtime, Roberts Jackson solicitors can help you to claim back injury compensation for any medical and financial setbacks that you have suffered.
Are you entitled to claim for compensation?
You can pursue a claim for compensation against your employer if they are responsible for your back injury or condition.
Your employer has a legal duty to protect your health and safety at work. If they have neglected their responsibility and failed to put adequate measures into practice, even after you have informed them of your health issues, they can be held liable for any damage you have suffered.
Don’t worry about making a claim against a past or present employer. Your health should be your number one priority, and businesses have insurance to cover such costs. Also, if you are uncertain about where the blame lies, Roberts Jackson can help you to determine who is responsible.
Running your compensation claim
You can trust that Roberts Jackson will only ever take on your claim if we believe that our solicitors can get you the back injury compensation you deserve.
When building and managing your claim, we will use our understanding of health and safety regulations to establish a strong case against the responsible party, this will include:
- Gathering evidence
- Speaking to witnesses
- Consulting with medical specialists
- Negotiating with responsible parties
If court proceedings are required, you can also rely on Roberts Jackson to look after the process from start to finish, working hard to achieve you the best possible outcome.
How much back injury compensation will you be awarded?
- Minor Back Issues £1,000 to £8,900,
- Moderate Back Issues £8,900 to £27,700
- Severe Back Issues £27,700 to £115,000
These figures are only representative of the maximum Judicial College guidelines (formerly the Judicial Studies Board guidelines). They are only meant as broad indicator of the amount you could receive. Additional circumstances and the severity of the injury will be taken into account allowing us to give you a more realistic claim amount.
When our solicitors calculate your compensation, they will take the time to listen to you and learn about how your back injury has impacted on your life. The team will then work hard to achieve a payout tailored to your needs, taking the following into consideration:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings and other financial losses
- Medical treatment and support
- Future medical requirements
Of course, we will make sure you are awarded the highest possible level of back injury compensation, so that you have the best opportunity to get your life back to normal once again.
Back Injury FAQ’s
Roberts Jackson specialises in providing legal advice and support to employees who have sustained cumulative back injuries through their work. As we are committed to helping people get back on their feet after suffering from such health problems, we have answered our FAQs to help you to understand more about back injuries and how you can claim compensation for any damage caused.
- What are the common causes of cumulative back injuries?
- Are all back injuries cumulative?
- Can I claim for a work-related back injury?
- Am I at fault for my cumulative back injury?
- How long will a cumulative back injury claim take?
A cumulative back injury happens gradually, either over a period of time or during the course of a repetitive activity. The most common causes of back pain at work include:
- Regular lifting and bending
- Frequent carrying of heavy objects
- Prolonged physical activities
- Bad posture
Your employer should have policies and procedures that protect you from cumulative back injuries; however, this unfortunately doesn’t always happen. If you don’t feel that you have been provided with regular breaks or training and there has been a lack of sufficient supervision, your employer’s negligence may be the cause of your back injury.
Workers can also suffer from specific back injuries, caused by one-off incidents rather than continuous trauma. These are typically the result of lifting something too heavy, falling or being involved in an automobile accident.
Similar to the above, your employer should have health and safety measures in place that prevent you from suffering from specific back injuries. If they have not implemented the measures needed to protect you from such harm, this can leave you at a greater risk of sustaining a strain or sprain.
If your employer has failed to live up to their legal duty to protect your health and safety, which has caused you to sustain a cumulative back injury, you can choose to pursue a claim against them.
Roberts Jackson can help you to achieve the compensation you need for any pain and suffering, financial setbacks and medical treatment you have suffered, while making sure that you have the financial support you need for the future.
If your employer has provided you with adequate policies and procedures, which you have failed to follow, you may be responsible for your cumulative back injury.
However, if you are uncertain about where the blame lies, we recommend that you contact us for confirmation. Our knowledgeable solicitors have an up-to-date understanding of health and safety legislation, so will be able to help you determine exactly who is at fault.
At Roberts Jackson, we aim to secure the maximum compensation within an entirely reasonable amount of time for all our claimants. Our team will provide you with regular reports and information on any progress throughout the case, making sure that you are kept completely up-to-date while we work hard to achieve the back injury compensation you rightfully deserve.
Starting your claim or compensation
If you have a back injury or condition caused by work, get in contact with Roberts Jackson on 0800 001 4496 or fill in the enquiry form on the right. Our legal team will talk you through the options available and provide you with any information on our back injury claims process that you need.