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Cumulative Back Injuries

The majority of back injuries occur from a single incident, however, it is not as commonly known that you may injure your back at the workplace over a period of time. An injury resulting from a single incident is known as a ‘Specific Injury’ whereas an injury resulting from many incidents over time is known as a ‘Repetitive Injury’ or a ‘Cumulative Trauma’ injury, which occur during a course of repetitive action.

A Cumulative Back Injury can be caused due to continuous heavy lifting at work. The back pain will gradually develop and can even worsen existing injuries and conditions; for example, a persons previous back injury can be made worse or recur as a result of repetitive lifting at their current job. You are equally eligible to claim for compensation for a Cumulative Back Injury as you would be had the injury occurred from a single incident.

It is the duty of your employer to ensure that any employees who are expected to complete manual handling are adequately trained and that all the equipment is assessed to ensure that they are safe and as risk-free as possible. Employers must do all they can to prevent accidents and reduce the risk of injury in the workplace, and this is why risk assessments are crucial.

What can we include within your claim?

  • Personal injury
  • Loss of earnings
  • Private healthcare
  • Cost of care
  • Travel expenses
  • Disadvantage on the labour market
  • Home adaptions
  • Obtain payments to assist financial needs

 

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If you have suffer from a Cumulative Back Injury, contact us today. Our Solicitors will work hard to ensure your claim is processed as efficiently as possible and you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and losses. You can complete the simple claim form to the right, select ‘contact us’ above, or speak to a member of our team by calling¬†0800 1123 256.