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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Learning some basic back injury first aid


    How much do you know about back injury first aid? Most people don’t know much at all, and wouldn’t know what to do if they were faced with someone who could have suffered a back injury. In this situation, the first aid a person receives could potentially have a significant effect on what happens to them from that moment on.

    It would benefit us all to learn some first aid in general, both for back injuries and all kinds of other injuries we might come across. You never know when an accident is going to happen, and what you may be able to do to help if you are confronted by such a situation.

    Different types of back injuries

    Back injuries fall into all kinds of categories. For example, there are soft tissue injuries. These may affect the muscles, ligaments and tendons in any area of the back. Then there are disc injuries, the most common of which is a slipped disc. There are also injuries that can potentially occur to the spine and the spinal cord, which is protected by the spine.

    Thankfully, serious back injuries are rare. However, the first aid someone receives can make a big difference to their prognosis if something serious has happened.

    Did you receive back injury first aid for an injury that wasn’t your fault?

    Suffering a back injury can have far-reaching effects. Even if you make a complete recovery, it could be some time before you are completely back to normal. If you didn’t make a complete recovery, your life now could be very different from the way it was before.

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    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our team has spoken with many people who have been injured in this manner. We’ve heard from people in car accidents, cycling accidents and even accidents at work. While all these instances are rare, and the presence of back injury first aid can make a real difference to the outcome, negligence can still be the root cause of some injuries. If this was the case for you, we might be able to help launch a no-win, no-fee* claim to get you some compensation. Call on 0800 689 0500 now, or use 0333 500 0993 if you are calling us from a mobile. When you do, you have a chance to see whether compensation could soon be coming your way.

    Date Published: November 16, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.