Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries in the Workplace Compensation Claims

These types of injury can result in paraplagia and quadriplegia.

Spinal injuries can occur in many work environments as they are regularly caused by falls.

The risk is heightened if the fall is from heights such as falling off scaffolding, falling off a roof etc.

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 been involved in an accident we solicitors can help you claim for compensation, which you maybe entitled to. We solicitors will also help you claim for rehabilitation and medical treatment which you are entitled to aid recovery or if necessary help with making changes to your home or re-housing altogether in permanent injuries provide a better quality of life.

If you have suffered from a spinal cord 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.