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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

    Compensation for long-term back injuries


    Your back links your head and neck to your arms, legs and lower body, which means that long-term back injuries can impact other parts of the body, causing pain and mobility issues. Shooting pains in your back can make sitting or standing for long periods of time impossible, and you may find it difficult to sleep, affecting your mood and energy levels and putting you at increased risk of depression.

    If long-term back injuries have affected your life and you believe your employer or somebody else is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a claim for personal injury compensation.

    Whether your back injury was caused by improper manual handling or a slip, trip or fall, we’re here to help and since 2000 we have helped hundreds of customers to successfully claim compensation – we’ve even been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.

    What is a long-term back injury?

    A long-term or chronic back injury is one which causes ongoing pain for more than six weeks, and you may need medical treatment to resolve your symptoms. Physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment, painkillers and exercise classes can all be helpful – but these cost money, which you may not have if you’ve been forced to take time off work after your accident. Here are a few examples of the types of injury which could lead to long-term back pain:

    • A slipped disc
    • Whiplash, where neck pain spreads to your shoulders and back
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Tendon or muscle injuries

    You should see your GP if you are in a lot of pain as you may need treatment or even surgery to alleviate the pain and heal your injuries. One of the most common worries for those suffering from long-term back injuries is losing their job, or loss of earnings.

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    Taking time off work because you’re in pain, with no idea when you may be able to return to work, can affect your family financially. Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation which could help you out financially, covering household bills and the cost of any medical treatment you need.

    How did your accident happen?

    Long-term back injuries are often the result of a slip or trip, on a wet floor or damaged flooring, or a fall from height.

    They could also be caused by repetitive movements or even the impact of a car accident. Whatever has happened, if somebody else is to blame for your accident – such as your employer or a third party – then we can help you claim.

    Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert team. What are you waiting for?

    Date Published: August 12, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Back injury claim

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