Workplace back injuries are very common across Australia. They can happen as a result of lifting heavy loads, repetitive motion, or faulty equipment. The spinal region is very important to a person’s ability to move and function. When the back is damaged, it can impact lifestyle and livelihood. If you have suffered a back injury while on the job, then you may be eligible to receive compensation.
What Will My Compensation Cover?
Compensation is intended to cover all expenses incurred due to the injury. That goes beyond initial medical treatment. Your compensation may also cover:
- Loss of wages
- Rehabilitation services
- Future ongoing treatment
- All out-of-pocket expenses
- Cost of medical equipment
- Any financial loss incurred from the injury
What Do I Need to Make a Claim for a Back Injury?
You should act quickly (or as fast as is reasonable based on your condition) when making a claim for a job-related back injury. If possible, you should try to collect photos and/or diagrams of the site of the accident and surrounding area. Obtain copies of documentation between you and your employer or the authority involved.
Record contact information for anyone involved, including witnesses. Medical documentation is also required. Save anything you have, including x-rays and doctor’s assessments.
Next, you should seek out legal advice to determine the best way to build a case and win your compensation. Carew Lawyers are available to handle your claim and help you recover from a serious back injury.