Back injuries can completely change a person’s life. This is particularly true of spinal injuries, which can incur paralysis to some extent. However even when this is not the case a person can take months to learn how to walk again after a spinal injury.
Of course not all back injuries are this serious. Some are less serious and yet still have a profound impact on an individual’s life. You can imagine then that back injuries due to negligence can be very hard to come to terms with.
Imagine suffering an injury due to the actions (or indeed the inaction) of someone else. Imagine how that might change your life. If you were previously fit and active things could change remarkably from that moment on. Some people have been forced to quit work after suffering a back injury.
Can you claim for back injuries due to negligence?
Yes, there is the possibility this could happen. You may find you have enough evidence to make such a claim if you have good proof that another individual did not take proper care in avoiding the accident.
This may involve the business you work for, if proper health and safety rules were not followed as they should have been. It may also involve another individual, for example if you were in an accident caused by another car driver.
However it is usually a good idea to have support in this area. If you can seek no-obligation advice from a company such as Accident Advice Helpline it becomes far easier to work out whether you can make a claim for compensation as a result of your injuries.
A different outlook
Suffering back injuries of any kind can change the way you view life. You may have expected to remain in the same job for many years to come. However the injuries may be severe enough to prohibit you from working again – at least in the same position. Whether your injuries were caused at work or not, this will have a financial impact on you in many ways.
By calling Accident Advice Helpline you have an opportunity to make sure you get no-obligation advice. Our number is free on 0800 689 0500 and it is by far the best way to ensure you gain access to the information and input you really need in a situation like this.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen