Back injuries are amongst the trickiest injuries to heal from, and because they are not always visible and apparent, taking time off work or missing out on your usual activities due to a back injury can be tricky. Perhaps you suffered a back injury in a manual handling accident at work, or maybe you slipped on a wet floor in a shop and have injured your back.
Whatever has happened, if a serious injury is suspected then you may need to have a back injury x-ray which may identify broken bones and serious injuries that require surgery and physiotherapy. If this has happened to you, you’ll be looking at an extended period of time off work, which can present financial difficulties for your family, particularly if you are the main earner.
Why might you need a back injury x-ray?
Many back injuries heal by themselves with the proper care, as long as you stay mobile and carry out the exercises suggested to you by your physiotherapist or GP. But a more serious back injury such as a slipped disc or spinal injury may call for a back injury x-ray. This is so that medical professionals can see exactly what is going on with your back and make sure you get the treatment you need to prevent your injury from becoming worse.
Back injuries can be incredibly painful and debilitating, and getting the right treatment can help you to heal and prevent a minor injury from turning into long-term damage to your back. Even if you’ve suffered a minor injury, you could find you are eligible to make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline, provided it hasn’t been over three years since your accident.
Claiming compensation for back injuries
It doesn’t so much matter how your back injury happened as who is responsible for it. It may be that your employer is responsible for an accident at work, whilst if you have been injured in a public place such as a shopping centre, the owner/operator could be held liable and ordered to pay you compensation. You could be compensated for your loss of earnings if you’ve been unable to work after suffering a back injury, which could be a weight off your mind.
To find out if you could make a claim, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get advice from our team of experts. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, so even if you’re in financial difficulties after your accident, you could still afford to make a claim.