A slipped disc, also known as a prolapsed or herniated disc, happens when the discs that sit between the bones of the spine become damaged and press on nerves. This can cause back and neck pain as well as numbness or tingling in other body parts. A slipped disc can even affect the sciatic nerve, which runs from the pelvis through the buttocks and down the legs to the feet. When pressure is put on this nerve it can result in pain in the legs, hips and buttocks.
If you have suffered a slipped disc in an accident at work, why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call? We’ve been helping people claim slipped disc compensation since 2000 and we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service.
How did you injure your back?
Back injuries involving a slipped disc usually don’t take too long to heal, but it can take anywhere from four to six weeks to recover from your injuries. Common causes of slipped disc injuries include a slip, trip or fall or a fall from height. For example, if you have slipped in communal showers at the gym or tripped on a broken paving stone, you could suffer a slipped disc. In cases like these, the gym owner or local council could be responsible for your injuries and you may be able to claim slipped disc compensation.
Older people are more prone to slipped disc injuries and in some cases, where the injury is serious, physical therapy such as exercise or massage may be needed to make a full recovery. In cases where chronic pain continues for more than six weeks, surgery may be needed to repair the slipped discs and allow you to return to full mobility.
Should you make a claim?
Many people avoid claiming personal injury compensation as they are concerned about what their employer will think or worried that they will have to go to court to make their claim. Most claims are settled out of court and Accident Advice Helpline can process the majority of claims over the phone. There’s no need to worry about what your employer will think either – if your slipped disc was caused by a workplace accident and your employer has been negligent, their liability insurance will pay out in the event your claim is successful.
So give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out more – there is no obligation to proceed with a claim and our advisors offer confidential advice.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton