Work Related Back Injury Compensation
Spinal or back injuries are among the most debilitating, painful and stressful injuries you can suffer, unfortunately, they are also among the most common. If you suffer a work related back injury it is important to contact a specialist personal injury solicitor so you can make an appropriate back injury compensation claim.
About Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves and other tissue contained and protected by the vertebrae or bones of the spine. The spinal cord extends from the brain’s base down the back, ending close to the buttocks. The spinal cord is responsible for transporting impulses (messages) from the brain to all parts of the body, and from the body back to the brain. If the spinal cord is injured, some or all of these impulses may be prevented from “getting through.” The result is a complete or partial total loss of sensation and mobility below the injury.
About Spinal or Back Injury Compensation
You can claim compensation to ensure you and your family are not out of pocket for an accident that was not your fault. Personal injury compensation can cover the pain, suffering, loss of income, medical treatment and rehabilitation. If your injuries are more serious the compensation may also cover long term care and alterations to your house.
Back injuries and spinal injuries are often the result of violent events which may impact or twist the neck or spine. Causes include accidents at work, road accidents, slips & trips and even injuries from a criminal act.
Minor back injuries may show no visible signs but can be painful and disabling leading to time off work and the reduced mobility and strength may affect how you spend your leisure time.
Serious back injuries may have more sever lasting impact. Rehabilitation following a back injury can vastly improve a person’s life, but can be expensive so appropriate treatment and compensation is important.
Spinal injuries can have the most profound and lasting effect on the life of the victim and their family as they often include spinal cord injuries which may result in some form of paralysis. Such serious injuries tend to lead to higher levels of compensation than other types of back injury.
Can I make a Spinal or Back Injury Claim?
If your back or spinal injury was not your fault you may be able to claim compensation for your pain, suffering, loss of income, rehabilitation and long term care needs. We can help you claim the correct compensation to ensure that you receive the best possible care without delays.
If you suspect you may have a back or spinal injury visit your GP. They’ll be able to diagnose the severity of your injury and if necessary refer you to a specialist. Professional medics will recommend the best treatment and estimate your recovery time.
Call us and speak to one of our experts. There will be no charge and we can advise you on whether you can make a back or spinal injury claim for personal injury compensation. We can usually work on a ‘no win no fee’ basis so there are no up-front or hidden charges. We will make every effort to settle your claim quickly and in most cases you do not have to go to court. The process may seem complex but we will undertake all the hard work and keep you informed on the process.