If you have a bad back you’ll know how painful it can be – not to mention how disabling. You may find you cannot do many of the things you took for granted before. This may include work as well as social things and everyday actions you never really thought about previously.
Back injuries can be sustained in all kinds of different ways. For example a car accident can lead to serious back injuries due to the sudden impact. The severity will depend on the speed and the way in which the accident (and injury) occurs. Injuries may also happen in the workplace.
Back injuries can be incurred if you try and lift something incorrectly or on your own when you should have help of some kind. Everyone who may be given the task of lifting things at work should be provided with proper manual handling training. If this has not happened and someone is injured as a consequence, bad back compensation could be paid out.
How much could an individual win in bad back compensation?
It depends on a wide variety of factors. Minor injuries are very different from those in which a person breaks their back or is paralysed because of a fall or other incident. The long-term fallout from a more serious incident has more profound effects to be considered.
For example, a person may be injured because someone else has been at fault. Those injuries may be serious and require the individual to have regular daily help to manage their life. In this case the individual may win a greater sum in bad back compensation than someone with a much lesser injury would.
How can you find out what you may be entitled to?
The most important thing is to get expert advice from a lawyer who has experience in dealing with injury compensation cases. If you can do this you are starting from a strong position and you can find out very quickly whether you are entitled to any compensation or not.
Accident Advice Helpline is well-positioned to help you if you have a strong case to make for compensation. By calling us on 0800 689 0500 you can talk to our team regarding your situation.
Expert no-obligation advice is provided as standard so you can be sure of receiving the best advice in your case whatever injuries you have.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead