Often associated with workplace injuries, back injuries are usually caused by heavy lifting or repetitive actions, though they can also be caused by impact injuries such as car crashes. The serious consequences of such an accident mean it is often necessary to make a back injury claim in order to cope with the loss of earnings and expenses that arise as a result.
The nature of the human back means any injury to it can severely limit mobility, restricting our ability to bend and twist, and in the worst cases, can cause permanent paralysis. As such the impact on your earnings can be devastating; the after-effects often also create other costs that have to be met. In these cases Accident Advice Helpline is here to help ease your burdens by processing your back injury claim.
Can I claim for my back injury?
The crucial factor in establishing the eligibility of your claim is any fault that caused or contributed to your accident. In a car accident or a violent crime the party at fault is easily identifiable, but in workplace injuries it may be more complex to apportion blame. The deciding factor in a workplace claim is often the safety precautions put in place by your employer and the directions given to you in carrying out your work. If you have adhered to all health and safety instructions and have taken all precautions stipulated by your employer, and you still suffer an injury then you probably have a valid claim.
Even if you are unsure of your claim the friendly advisors at Accident Advice Helpline can take you through our 30-second test and advise you on the next steps. By connecting you with a specialist solicitor we can ensure your claim is processed with minimal intrusion into your life, allowing you to focus on recovering from your back injury.
Types of back injury
There are numerous ways in which your spine can be injured due to its complex structure. Housing vital nerves, several discs and many muscles that are involved in bending, lifting, twisting and more, injuries to the back can affect your whole body and can take a long time to heal, due to the inability to entirely immobilise and rest the injury.
The most basic form of injury is sprains, strains and, in some cases, tears to the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the back. Often a result of heavy lifting these back injuries can cause chronic pain and severely limit movement whilst they heal. Similarly heavy lifting and repetitive actions could lead to slipped discs or trapped nerves. Making a back injury claim when faced with such injuries can help to ease the financial worries caused by extended periods of inability to work.
In the worst cases it is possible to break bones within the back after heavy trauma or to develop degenerative conditions in the spine due to repeated actions. In these cases it is possible that chronic pain will be an irreversible outcome or various forms of paralysis will result from nerve damage.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you make your back injury claim today, to help you ease the financial burdens and to focus on living.
Date Published: October 28, 2013
Author: David Brown