Common Back Injuries at Work

Are you among the many millions of Australians who are suffering from chronic back pain? You’re not alone.

Modern working conditions can often exacerbate existing back pain. Dealing with your back injury at work can be highly disruptive to your everyday life. Common back injuries at work include:

  • Incorrect lifting technique, including carrying, pushing, or pulling
  • Poor posture and slouching at your desk
  • Bending or twisting at repeatedly awkward angles
  • Standing up or bending over for long periods of time
  • Driving for long periods of time without a break or seated awkwardly
  • Overuse of the muscles, through sport or repetitive movements

A back injury at work can also result from an isolated workplace accident such as a slip and fall or due to a repetitive strain injury. Whatever the case may be, make sure to seek medical attention so your condition does not worsen.


What to do in case of back injury at work?

In case of a back injury at work caused by an accident, here’s what to do.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to make a claim and receive Back Injury Compensation. In most cases, if you make a successful back injury at work claim, then compensation is paid out to you by your employer’s insurance company.

Circumstances such as employer negligence resulting in your back injury at work can mean that you’re entitled to make a claim. Your claim will help you to seek compensation for your back injury, recovering costs relating to medical treatment, ongoing management, and any economic loss suffered.

There may be other things you can claim compensation for following a back injury. Talk to Richardson & Lyons lawyers to gain a thorough indication of what you may be able to claim for and what compensation you can expect to receive. The level of compensation received can be calculated by measuring the gap between your predicted life path before your injury, and what has been lost due to the accident taking place.


Making a claim for back injury at work

Making a back injury at work claim can be a complicated process. It’s best to seek expert legal advice from us to determine you have a claim before you get started.

If you’ve suffered a back injury at work due to negligence, carelessness, unsafe working conditions, inadequate equipment, or a collision – you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Time limits do apply to injury at work claims, so do be sure to act quickly when seeking legal help to begin the process.



The length of the claims process varies depending on the circumstances of your back injury. Speak with Richardson & Lyons’ expert lawyers today to better understand timelines and the amount of compensation you can claim for your back injury at work.

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