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Back Injury Caused by Lifting Heavy Object at Work

I suffered a back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work and now I cannot drive and have to pay somebody to pick up my kids from school. Is it possible to recover the cost in a compensation claim for lifting heavy object at work injury?

Question:

I suffered a back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work and now I cannot drive and have to pay somebody to pick up my kids from school. Is it possible to recover the cost in a compensation claim for lifting heavy object at work injury?

Answer:

Provided that there are no issues about your entitlement to compensation for back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work, any financial costs you have incurred which are directly attributable to your lifting heavy object at work injury can be recovered in your claim.

The recovery of financial expenses in a claim for back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work is known as “special damages” and covers practically everything from the cost of prescriptions to restructuring your home if you are permanently immobilised by your injury and have to adapt your house for wheelchair use.

Provided that the expenses you have incurred – or may incur in the future – can be accounted for with receipts, invoices and estimates, they can all be included in a claim for back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work along with compensation for the pain and suffering you experience and the consequences to your quality of life due to your back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work.

As you state that you are unable to drive, there may be other day-to-day activities which you are unable to perform without assistance or cost – shopping, attending church, visiting friends or elderly relatives etc – and which you may be able to include in a claim for compensation for back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work and it is therefore recommend that you speak directly with a personal injury solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity.

A solicitor will compile a claim for back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work based on your individual situation and taking into account the effect that your injury has had on your quality of life – both physically and financially. It would be in your best interests to discuss your claim with a solicitor as soon as possible before you start to recover and possibly overlook some of the inconveniences of your back injury caused by lifting heavy object at work.