Back injuries are the most common type of injury that occurs in the work place. People suffer from it when they attempt to lift something that is too heavy for them or do not lift something the correct way, therefore employers have to give their staff the correct training before they work to allow them to understand how to reduce the risk of injury. If the employer does not provide training and an employee is injured because of it, the employee is then liable to make a claim.
Treatments for back injury include a lot of rest and usually ice pack on the swollen or injured area. Depending on the severity of the injury other treatments can be as extreme as surgery or physiotherapy. Falling over or landing incorrectly after jumping from a height can also have an outcome of back injury, however these are usually more serious such as a break or fracture.
A back injury could mean a lot of time off work to recover, resulting in loss of earnings, however that loss can be repaid if you carry out an injury claim.