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Back Injury at Work Claims 

If you’ve had a back injury at work, our specialist personal injury lawyers can help you claim the compensation you’re entitled to.

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What is a back injury at work claim?

According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), there were 473,000 workers suffering from work-related musculoskeletal disorders in 2022/23, with 41% of those cases relating to back problems. If you’ve injured your back at work, it can be life changing. While in some cases, the injury causes temporary discomfort, for others a back injury can cause lifelong issues. Employers have a legal duty to protect their employees from injury, including back injuries. While some workplaces and job roles carry more risk than others, your employer is legally obligated to provide a safe working environment and should reduce any risks as much as possible. If you’ve suffered a back injury at work, you could be eligible to claim compensation.  

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Can I make a back injury at work claim?

If you believe that your back injury was caused by your employer’s negligence, you might be able to make a claim for compensation. In back injury claims, your solicitor will gather evidence to help prove that your employer was negligent, or that there was a breach in their duty of care which contributed to your back injury.

The type of evidence needed will depend on the circumstances of your case. It might be that your working environment did not adhere to minimum health and safety regulations, that you or someone you work with were not provided with adequate training, or that a risk assessment was not carried out correctly.   

If you’re worried about how a back injury claim will impact your employment, it’s important to note that your employer cannot dismiss you for pursuing a legal case. If you’re facing problems at work due to your back injury claim, contact an employment lawyer or Citizens Advice for help.   

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Victoria Marsden
Director of Personal Injury

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Victoria Marsden
Director of Personal Injury

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Stephen Hussey
Head of Employers’ & Public Liability

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Stephen Hussey
Head of Employers’ & Public Liability

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What are the common causes of a back injury at work?

Our accident at work solicitors handle a range of different back injury claims. Some of the back injury claims we see include:

What is the average compensation for a back injury at work?

Each back injury at work claim is different and the amount of compensation you’ll receive will depend on the individual circumstances of your case, including the severity of your back injury and any losses you’ve experienced. However, when calculating compensation, the Judicial College Guidelines provide an outline of the compensation amounts recommended for each injury type.

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If you’ve injured your back at work, the Judicial College Guidelines state that you could claim between £1,950 and £128,320, depending on the severity of the injury. That said, for a more accurate assessment, it is advisable to speak to a specialist accident at work lawyer, who understands the nuances of these type of claims. It’s worth noting that these figures are guidelines only and that they only cover the general damages (pain and suffering) element of your compensation. If you’d like to discuss your claim in more detail and get a more accurate idea of how much compensation you could receive, speak to our expert team on 0330 013 0251 or you can request a callback.

Why Choose Fletchers?

Our accident at work solicitors have helped people like you claim thousands of pounds in compensation for back injury at work claims. At Fletchers, we have over 30 years’ experience in supporting people affected by back injuries at work. We understand impact a back injury can have and will work tirelessly to deliver the compensation you deserve. Ranked among the top personal injury lawyers in the UK, we’re recognised for our success by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Fletchers is your trusted partner, ensuring you’re not alone in seeking justice. 

Back injury at work claims – FAQs  

Is there a time limit for a back injury at work claim?

Yes, although there are some exceptions, in most cases, you have three years from the date of your back injury at work, to make a claim for compensation. If the claim is for someone under 18 or for someone who does not have the mental capacity to make a claim themselves, the three-year time limit might not apply. Whatever your circumstances, it’s important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible, so that we can start to gather evidence for your claim.

How much does it cost to make a back injury at work claim?

Fletchers Solicitors will handle your back injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you don’t pay a penny upfront, and if your case is unsuccessful, you won’t face any costs. Only once your claim is successful do you pay for the legal services provided, with the fee agreed upon in advance.  To find out whether you have a back injury at work claim, get in touch on 0330 013 0251 or request a callback.

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