Can I claim compensation for a back injury at work?
Back injuries can happen in all types of workplaces, including health and social care settings, offices and construction sites.
Injuries are often caused by lifting something heavy or lifting a person. They are also caused by repetitive activities or activities that involve keeping your body in one position for a long time.
Your employer has a legal responsibility to prevent or minimise health risks to you in the workplace, particularly where there is any manual handling involving heavy lifting. They cannot dismiss you for making a personal injury claim, and making a claim is likely to lead to changes in the workplace to make improvements that may benefit all employees.
If you have suffered a back injury at work, please talk to us. We can offer you advice with no obligation, and we will answer all your questions and concerns.