The sacrum is a triangular-shaped bone and consists of five segments that are fused together at the base of the spine. A healthy sacral region rarely fractures except in cases of extreme slips, trips and falls such as a fall from height; however, those that suffer from osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis may be more likely to develop a fracture as the result of a slip or trip.
What are the symptoms of a sacral injury?
A sacral injury can result in a number of symptoms including back pain or leg pain caused by an injury to the area where the lumbar spine and sacral region connect.
Due to the physical composition of the human body, young and middle-aged women are more likely to develop a sacral injury than men. A sacral injury can be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms are quite similar to a herniated disc or sciatica.
Claiming compensation for a slip, trip or fall
If you’ve been injured as the result of a slip or trip that wasn’t your fault, within the last three years, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. You can talk in confidence with one of our highly-trained advisers who will guide you through the claim process and can tell you how much compensation you can expect to receive. Please note however, that any amounts quoted are intended as guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final payout of compensation.
Isn’t making the process of making a claim quite expensive?
If you choose to pursue a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, you can be guaranteed that your claim will be made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning that you won’t be left out of pocket in the unfortunate event that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
Will I have to make a court appearance?
With Accident Advice Helpline, we aim to ensure that the claim process is made as straightforward and transparent for our clients as possible. Our expert legal team ensures that the majority of claims for compensation are settled outside of court, meaning many of our clients will not have to make a court appearance when making a claim for compensation.
Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our advisers.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice