Back Injury Claims
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve
Back Injury Claims
In truth, a strong and healthy back is something you take for granted. Accordingly, it isn’t until you experience a back injury that you understand how painful and debilitating it can be. Muscular strain or spinal fractures can make even the most simple of actions, such as sitting up, unbearable. While it can’t undo the damage that’s been done, pursuing compensation and back injury claims can help you to reclaim some normality, and allow you to make necessary changes to support you after a back injury.
If you have been left in pain due to an accident that was not your fault, whether it’s a slipped disc from lifting a heavy item at work or a fracture from a car crash, contact The Compensation Experts. Our agents will pair you with a personal injury solicitor experienced in obtaining damages for clients in situations like yours. Gaining compensation for a back injury will also help to cover the cost of medical treatment and replace income lost if you’ve been unable to work.
Types of Back and Spinal Injury
Back injuries can occur from doing something you’ve done countless times before or completely out of the blue. Types of back injury include:
- Fractures and breaks
- Disc injuries
- Back strains or sprains
- Ligament and tendon damage
- Nerve damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Lower back injuries
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
Causes of Back Injury
There are also various causes of back injury. These include:
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). This can lead from inadequate training or poor health and safety procedures which have allowed you to continue a dangerous way of doing something, or from having equipment or furniture which positioned incorrectly to suit your needs, causing you to overcompensate physically.
- Lifting something heavy, especially at work. Your employer has a legal duty to ensure that you know the correct procedure for lifting objects and that you have the proper equipment if required.
- Tripping or falling in a public place. Anyone who has slipped on wet floor and landed awkwardly on their coccyx can tell you how painful an injury it can be.
- A road traffic accident (RTA)which leaves you with spinal or muscular damage in your back.
- Falling from a ladder, scaffolding, or platform which has not been secured correctly at work.
These five examples are some of the more common reasons clients use The Compensation Experts when seeking compensation for back injury claims. We collaborate with a variety of solicitors and will carefully match you to the one with the best skills and experience to suit your circumstances.
We appreciate that the decision to contact a lawyer about your back injury claim can seem daunting, so we do our best to make the process of claiming compensation as smooth as possible by avoiding overuse of jargon and keeping you informed each step of the way.
Back injury compensation examples
Because every kind of back injury is different, no two back injury claims are the same. While we can inform you about relevant back injury compensation examples to give you an idea of how much you may be able to claim, the individual details of your back injury claim will determine how much you may receive. there is no one answer to how much compensation you could claim for a back injury.
However, there are guidelines that indicate how much you could potentially claim. These are the Judicial College Guidelines, and they give back injury compensation examples for how much someone may be able to claim for injuries. The Judicial College Guidelines state that, for a back injury claim, you could claim between £1,950 and £128,320,* depending on the severity of the injury.
*Based on the 2021 Judicial College Guidelines.
How Can We Help?
Whether or not you have decided if you will claim compensation for a back injury, contact The Compensation Experts. We happily offer you a free, no-obligation conversation to initially assess the situation around your injury and advise whether your claim has a strong chance of success. Should you decide to proceed, we will then pair you with a personal injury solicitor who will compile the evidence required to justify your claim, proving that not only were you injured but that it was due to the other party’s negligence or error.
Your solicitor will submit a written request for compensation for a back injury claim to the responsible party, which may trigger negotiation about what constitutes a fair and appropriate payment. If an agreement can’t be met your lawyer will advise you to seek support through the courts and will represent you and fight for your best interests until you reach a satisfactory outcome.
Compensation can pay for treatment to help ease your physical struggle, and also cover any financial loss you may have incurred from being unable to work. Your first step towards recovering is to contact The Compensation Experts today.
*Conditions may apply.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more