Making a claim for a back injury
We understand suffering from a back injury is painful and due to the restrictions in movement, it can also lead to emotional consequences such as depression and isolation. The simplest daily task can become strenuous and unbearable putting your life at a standstill due to the pain.
In more severe cases, back injuries can lead to permanent conditions, but due to the nature of the injury, even minor back pain can take some time to recover from.
With substantial periods of time off work, lost earnings, regular and additional expenses, a back injury can have a massive impact on your financial situation. This can lead to additional unnecessary stress and we feel that this is unfair. If your injury was caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault we could help you set things right.
If you would like to find out more about claiming for your back injury then contact our legally trained team of advisors today on 08000 250 250 or fill in our online form and we can call you at a time that suits you best.
All of our advice is free, confidential and under no-obligation, so you don’t have worry about feeling pressured, we can answer your questions and give you the support you need so you can make an informed decision.
What are the types of back injuries I can claim for?
From temporary discomforts to permanent disability, there are so many different types of back injuries that can be sustained in an accident. Whatever your back injury, if you sustained it in an accident that wasn’t your fault you could be eligible to make a claim.
There are many types of different injuries that can be caused including:
Strains, Pains And Pulls
Injuries to your back can happen when you least expect them, for example, whilst you complete your daily tasks at work. A strain, pain or pull can be caused when the muscle is overstretched or torn causing lower back pain that can be severe and result in difficulty moving or even standing.
Lumbar Spine Trauma
Also known as lower back pain, however, it is not the only cause of lower back pain. Lumbar spine trauma is fairly common and can be very uncomfortable. There are four types of trauma to the lumbar spine which are:
- Fracture – crack or break in the bone
- Herniation – a movement of or damage to the spinal discs
- Sprain – tear or damage to ligaments
- Strain – muscle damage
- Spinal injuries
Spinal cord damage can results in lasting nerve injury, life-long discomfort or phantom pain.
A spinal cord is made up of a network of nerves that that extends down the spine. These nerves connect nearly all your body parts to your brain, therefore, damage to the spinal cord could result in paralysis, incontinence or tingling and loss of sensation.
Brachial Plexus Injury
The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that give signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm and hand is located in between the shoulder blades.
Damage causes the grouping of nerves and it can result in an injury known as brachial neuritis, also called Parsonage-Turner syndrome, symptoms of this include numbness or tingling and pain in the arms and/or hands.
Call our team to discuss your experiences today on 08000 250 250. We can tell you in minutes if we can help you claim compensation for your injury.
I sustained my back injury at work
Accidents at work can often result in back injuries and often victims blame themselves for the accident. Sometimes it is easy to do this due to feeling like you should be experienced enough etc. but it is the duty of your employer to ensure you are safe whilst at work.
Your employer owes you a duty of care, meaning they have to provide you with the correct protective equipment and training to do your job with minimal risks to your health and safety.
However, we understand it can be difficult to tell who is to blame for your accident and that’s where we can help. Our team is legally trained and after finding out a bit about your accident and injury we can tell you in minutes if we think you have a claim.
What will my compensation cover?
Back injury compensation has no set figures as no injury is the same. Therefore, we are unable to tell you at this stage what your final settlement amount would be.
Compensation is calculated on not just your injury and it’s severity but your financial losses as well. So, when considering your compensation claim, your solicitor will look to include:
- Loss of income and time taken off work
- Future loss of income and other impacts the negligence may have had on your working ability
- Any extra daily expenses cause due to the negligence
- Medical care costs such as treatment, travel and accommodation
- Any adaptations you may have had to your car or home
- Care received, even if it was from a family member
- Psychological trauma
- Impacts on your social life, interests and hobbies
Only after your solicitor has started negotiations with the fault party’s insurance or solicitors will you be able to get an accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you will receive, however, if you would like to gain more of a rough idea now then try our claims compensation calculator.
How do I start a back injury claim?
Contacting our legal advice team can go along the way to helping you.
We will ask you about your experiences and within minutes tell you if we think you have a claim or not. All of our advice is free, confidential and you are under no-obligation so you don’t have to worry about feeling pressured. We just want to ensure first and foremost, that you’re aware of your rights and make an informed decision.
As long as you are happy to proceed, we can get your claim up and running today on a No Win No Fee basis. We pride ourselves on delivering an easy, simple, stress-free service so you won’t have to worry about anything and can focus on your recovery.
What Are The Estimated Back Injury Compensation Amounts?
Below is the list of estimated compensation payouts of how much you could be entitled to.
If you have suffered an injury that isn’t listed here then we could help. Or try our personal injury compensation calculator to gain an estimate amount of how much you could receive.
Minor Back Injury
Minor injuries that recover within a few months such as strains, sprains or soft tissue damage – (£350 – £9,450)
Serious Back Injury
An injury that may need surgery and has constant painful effects – £9,500 to £30,000
Severe Back Injury
Damages that have a severe impact on an individual’s life, e.g. paralysis, loss of organ functions – £30,500 to £122,750