According to RIDDOR statistics, there were almost 13,000 reported neck or back injuries at work in the UK in 2016-2017. This amounts to around 36 such workplace injuries every single day.
If you have had an accident over the last 3 years you could claim compensation
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Work Claims Bureau assist workers in the UK every year who suffer neck and back injuries in circumstances such as:
The most serious spinal injuries can leave workers paralysed or needing permanent care. Even seemingly less serious neck and back strains and sprains can lead to prolonged periods of reduced capacity that disrupt work and home life.
Employees in the UK are protected by several acts of legislation relating to the safety of their workplace, equipment and job responsibilities.
If you’ve suffered a neck or back injury at work, you could be entitled to pursue compensation from your employer if:
The awards brackets shown* relate to the ‘general damages’ (this means the award for the injury and associated pain, suffering and loss of amenity). There are two elements to any award in a successful accident at work compensation claim: ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’ (expenses and other material losses arising from the injuries). In cases of more severe injury, the award for ‘special damages’ can be greater than the award for the injury itself.
Severe – where there is serious permanent pain, impairment to function or paralysis: £34,000 to £142,000
Moderate – residual permanent pain, discomfort and impairment of function is considerable but less severe than above, or a recovery over several years:£6,900 to £34,000
Minor – injuries with a complete or almost complete recovery lasting from a few months to 2 years: £1,500 to £6,900
*based on the 14th edition of the Judicial College guidelines
These expenses can typically include:
Work Claims Bureau have years of experience in handling neck and back injury compensation claims. If you or someone you know has sustained such an injury in an accident at work, speak to one of our helpful team today on 0808 2565 184 or complete our online enquiry form.