A herniated disc is also known as a slipped disc, and it refers to a disc that bulges out from its usual position in the spinal column. Any disc can become herniated, whether it occurs in the neck, upper or lower part of the spine. However it is most commonly seen in the lower part of the spine.
These injuries can be caused in a number of ways, but there are two main methods by which someone might incur a herniated disc because of an injury. For example this might happen in an accident of some kind. This could be a car accident where you are in the car involved, or if you are hit while walking along as a pedestrian. Conversely these injuries can also be experienced through incorrect lifting procedures.
Was a third party to blame for the injury?
Of course, your first task will be to seek medical treatment for your herniated disc. This should involve a proper diagnosis and recommendation to get appropriate treatment and painkilling medication.
However, once you have done this and you have some distance from the accident that caused the disc to slip out of place to begin with, you might start thinking about the possibility of claiming herniated disc compensation. If a third party was to blame for the incident, there is a good chance a herniated disc compensation claim could be successful.
From minor incidents to major problems
If it can indeed be proven that your slipped disc was the fault of someone else, however that may have occurred, you have a chance to win compensation. The actual amounts people receive do vary a lot.
This is because no two cases will be exactly the same. Various elements are considered before the amount is decided upon. Suffice to say however the more serious the injury is, the more likely it is the amount of compensation that could be awarded will be higher.
In any event, the best course of action is always to call us on 0800 689 0500. This will put you through to the team working for Accident Advice Helpline, and that team has already handled many different claims in the past. There is a chance they may be able to proceed with your claim as well if you have evidence that negligence was indeed to blame for your accident, so call now.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead