A slipped disc happens when one of the discs which sit between the bones of your spine becomes damaged and presses on the nerves. This can lead to neck and back pain, numbness and tingling. If the disc presses on your sciatic nerve, it can cause pain in the buttocks, hips and legs. The average healing time for a slipped disc is between 4 to 6 weeks, but this can vary depending on the severity of the injury and the treatment or aftercare that you receive.
Is a slipped disc painful?
A slipped disc can be incredibly painful and you may find it hard to work or carry out normal everyday activities until you have recovered. You’ll possibly need to take time off work, although the average healing time for a slipped disc varies, which could affect your finances. Perhaps you’ve suffered a slipped disc after slipping on an unmarked wet floor in a department store, or sustained a slipped disc after tripping on damaged stairs at work. Whatever has happened, if somebody else is liable for your accident, you could make a personal injury claim.
Worrying about your finances is the last thing you need after an accident, which is why making a personal injury claim is recommended. You could receive compensation for your loss of earnings which can help you to get back on track financially and concentrate on recovering after your accident.
How to make a claim after a slipped disc accident
Whether you suffered a slipped disc after an accident at work or in a public place, the important thing is that if somebody else is liable for your injuries, you make a claim for compensation. Although the average healing time for a slipped disc is 4 to 6 weeks, you could be off work longer if you have also sustained other injuries. Why not get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you have a viable claim? You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 today to get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of expert advisors.
If you do decide to go ahead and make a claim, we’ll gather evidence in support of your claim, and you’ll be pleased to hear that our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. So anybody can afford to make a claim with us, regardless of their financial circumstances. Give us a call today to find out more.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton