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Back Injury Claims

Making a Back Injury Claim at Work, with Winns

If you've suffered a back injury following an accident at work, you could be entitled to make a back injury claim at work with Winns.

Back injuries can be debilitating and extremely uncomfortable, often leaving you unable to work for long periods of time, and sometimes leading to ongoing complications in the most severe cases.

We'll get you the help, support, and advice you need to make a successful back injury compensation claim at work.

Your guide to making a back injury compensation claim at work

There are several steps to take that will help to strengthen your claim, and give you the best chance to get a fair settlement:

What to do after an accident

The first is to inform your line manager or supervisor about the incident. This includes telling them the circumstances leading up to it, the time of the accident, and giving a thorough outline of your injuries. They should make a note of the incident in an accident log book, but you should be sure to keep your own records too. It can also be useful to ask any colleagues who witnessed the event to make a witness statement too, to help corroborate your account.

You should also seek medical advice as soon as possible. As well as giving you a thorough diagnosis and access to initial treatment, a doctor's assessment of your injuries can be used to help you get a settlement that reflects your injuries when it comes to making your back injury compensation claim at work.

Who can make a back injury claim at work?

If you wish to make a back injury claim at work, then something has obviously gone awry. The fact is, you should be able to expect to work in safety, without fear of accident or injury. Your employer has a duty of care to you and your colleagues, and a responsibility to ensure that you are kept safe through various protocols and the provision of equipment and training. If your employer has failed in any regard, and you have suffered as a result, then it is your right to make a back injury claim at work.

Who do I make a back injury compensation claim at work against?

Employers take out a form of insurance, known as Employers Liability Insurance, which pays out in cases where a member of staff makes a workplace injury claim. You won't be taking money away from your employer or colleagues when you make a back injury compensation claim at work, and it is illegal for you to be fired or treated differently as the result of a claim. If you feel you have been discriminated against as a result of making an accident at work claim, then you can take the case to an employment tribunal.

Contact Winns today by calling us on 0800 988 6288 or using LiveChat if you want to make a back injury claim at work.

How do back injuries happen at work?

Back injuries can happen in a variety of different ways. While often resilient, the back can also be sensitive and take a long time to recover, and back injuries can happen in a variety of different ways.

These include:

  • Manual lifting and handling
  • Falling from a height
  • Slips or trips
  • Being struck by falling objects

For more information about what to do following an accident at work, and what your rights are, Citizens Advice have a dedicated online resource with everything you need to know. Visit it here.

What Winns clients say

Winns helps thousands of people each year to make personal injury claims, including many who want to pursue a back injury claim at work.

Below is a selection of recent reviews from our clients that have been posted to our highly rated Trustpilot page, so you can see just what our clients have to say about Winns and the service we provide before making a back injury compensation claim at work.

Friendly, helpful advice and support following an accident that wasn’t my fault.
Took the worry from me and sorted everything even when the other party initially refused to accept liability. They’ve sorted it all on my behalf…

Nicky Wilson

Fantastic from start to finish as I've never had [an] accident and wasn't sure what I was doing. Winns has [been] great and the phone call put me at ease straight away. Thanks again.

Anthony Lee Miller

Winn Solicitors have provided an excellent prompt service at all levels. [I had] an appointment next day for a physiotherapy assessment and follow on treatments. … I feel that all the stress of dealing with a difficult situation was taken away from me leaving me with time to recover from the shock of my accident.

Christine Heath

To make a claim with Winns, call or use LiveChat to speak to our team today.

Why use Winns to make a back injury claim at work?

When you make a claim for personal injury, such as an accident at work, or accident in a factory, the team at Winns will get you the help, treatment (such as physiotherapy), and advice you need.

We also handle the task of finalising your settlement, so you needn't worry about getting involved in what can be a daunting legal process. Once an amount has been calculated, we will ask for your permission to accept and complete your case.


Nothing is ever too much trouble for them, no matter how big or small it may be. Always had time to speak to me and talk things over with me. Always had time to answer questions which I have, I could always email as well, which is a big help! Everyone who I’ve spoken to is always friendly and willing to help.

Sophie Parker

… The help and advice I received was spot on. They processed everything within a 1/2 hour with a positive outcome… Can't thank them enough for getting me mobile again.

Alan Young

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Back injury claim at work – FAQs

What is the standard back injury at work claim amount?

As settlements are calculated on a case-by-case basis, there is no standard back injury at work claim amount. Those hearing your case will take into account the injuries you've sustained, the amount of time you've been left unable to work, and the cost of any expenses and necessary adjustments to your home in order to arrive at a fair settlement figure.

Your Winns advisor will be able to tell you more.

What happens if I hurt my back at work?

If you hurt your back at work then you should seek medical advice. After doing so and informing your employer of the circumstances surrounding the accident, call Winns to start your claim to get you a back injury at work claim amount.

Can I sue if I hurt my back at work?

If you hurt your back at work due to no fault of your own, then your employer has failed in their duty of care toward you, and you will be eligible to make a claim for a fair back injury at work claim amount.

How do I claim for an injury at work?

That's the easy part, you just have to get in touch with us at Winns! We'll take you through the process and be with you every step of the way.

Excellent customer service! First time dealing with solicitors and felt at ease straight away! Stephen Clemson who is handling my case did an amazing job at making me understand all the technical terms and eased me through the process! Can’t praise them enough.


For more information or to start your accident at work claim for a back injury, why not speak to one of our friendly team at Winn’s. We'll get you the help and compensation you deserve.

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