Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft Tissue Injuries in the Workplace Compensation Claims

A soft tissue injury can occur in almost any work environment, from offices to factories.

Soft tissue injury at work, can be a relatively minor injuries, which can affect you for longer period and may even sometime cause ongoing permanent injuries.

The most comment soft tissue injuries at work are:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Muscle damage
  • Dislocations

These can be caused by doing manual handling work, falling objects or could e as a result of a slip, trip or fall.

Under the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 there is a duty on all employers to ensure, so far is reasonably practicable, the health safety and welfare of their employees at work.

Your employers should take all necessary steps to avoid injuries such as these.

If you have suffered from a soft tissue injury at work, WE solicitors can help to claim the compensation you need and deserve. Call us on 0800 206 1616 now.

If necessary we solicitors will report employers to the Health and Safety Executive in order for them to investigate the matter and if necessary prosecute employers.

What to do if I have been involved in an accident?

If you have been harmed during the course of your employment you should do the following:

  1. Report your accident to you supervisor/boss.
  2. Ensure the accident has been recorded in the Accident book, ensuring you have read the contents and are happy with the accident circumstances.
  3. If you have been off work for over 3 days due to an accident related accident/illness your employer should complete a RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Report) report should be completed and sent to the HSE.