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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

    How to claim broken back compensation


    A broken back occurs when individual vertebrae in the back are dislocated or fractured, often with serious consequences. If damage occurs to your spinal cord, you could suffer from neurological symptoms or even paralysis. Many people who suffer spinal cord damage are left paraplegic (paralysed from the waist down) or quadriplegic (partial or total loss of function in the arms and legs) which obviously has a huge impact of their quality of life in the future.

    If you’re wondering whether you might be able to claim broken back compensation, don’t wonder for too long – a three-year time limit applies to make a personal injury claim. A quick call to Accident Advice Helpline will tell you whether you’re eligible and you could be compensated for your pain, suffering, loss of earnings and future care or medical costs.

    Negligence at work

    It may be that you’ve suffered a broken back after an accident at work – and somebody else, such as your employer, may have been negligent. For example, perhaps you were working at height repairing a roof, and no harnesses or other safety equipment were provided. Or maybe you’ve fallen from collapsing scaffolding whilst working on a construction site. Whatever has happened, if somebody else is to blame for your accident, they could be ordered to pay you compensation for your injuries.

    Don’t feel daunted about making a claim as your employer has liability insurance in place which will cover them in the event one of their employees is injured. You could receive a substantial sum which will help to pay for the cost of medical treatment you may need – and if you’ve been left paralysed, you could use the money to make modifications to your home so that it’s more easily accessible.

    What happens when you claim?

    Personal injury claims aren’t as complex as some lawyers would have you believe. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service to all our customers and aim to make the claims process as stress-free as possible. We’ll gather evidence in support of your claim, which usually means speaking to medical professionals about your injuries (and your employer, if you were injured at work). It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get answers to any questions you have about the claims process or simply find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.

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    Date Published: September 25, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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