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Back injuries may be caused by various kinds of accidents. Here are the most common causes of back injuries.
• Road accidents
Road accidents are mostly found to results in back injuries, especially if an individual`s car is hit from behind by another vehicle. The pain that results from this kind of whiplash injury will spread up as far as a person`s head, through his or her neck, and all the way down his or her spine. This will cause lower back pain. In case a nerve has been trapped or damaged, one may experience some strange sensations or pain in his or her legs or arms.
• Carrying or lifting heavy objects
Carrying or lifting heavy objects can cause back injuries. In a workplace, lifting any heavy objects by hand should always be avoided where possible, and if machinery is available to lift those objects instead it should be provided. If carrying or lifting heavy load cannot be avoided, then the weight should be strictly monitored to ensure that they are within the standard and legal limits. Also, the workers should receive education and training on how to carry or lift heavy load safely. This will minimize the number of accidents at the workplace because of manual handling.
• Falling from a particular height
Falls from some heights often result in a back injury, especially if an individual falling lands flat on his or her feet or his or her back.
Falls from height at a workplace can be minimized by strict safety and health procedures such as frequent inspection of the workplace, including inspections of cranes, scaffolding, and safety barriers. Also, falls from heights may result from falling down a lift shaft or falling from a horse.
• Faulty products
Faulty products like defective stools, ladders, or chairs are well-known to cause severe back injuries if they collapse or break under an individual`s weight causing them to fall. In case one suffers back injuries from any defective product, it will be a good idea to retain that particular product together with its purchase receipt in case there is such a receipt.
• Slips and trips
This is a common cause of a back injury. Slips and trips can be caused by freshly mopped floors, debris lying around, spillages, or defective surfaces like a torn carpet or uneven paving slabs.
If there is a person who is suffering from back injuries as a result of an accident that was another person`s fault, we are to help in making a personal injury claim for maximum compensation. We are experts, and we always represent our clients professionally and expertly. CALL US NOW.
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