Every day, a few people in the UK receive a back injury claim settlement. This settlement is calculated by assessing how bad their back injury is and what the outcome could be in the future. For example, if someone can no longer work because of their injury, this loss of income would be considered. Additionally, any out-of-pocket expenses can also be brought into play.
It is difficult to consider what type of settlement you may receive without getting proper legal advice. A personal injury lawyer can look at what happened in your case and find out whether someone else was to blame.
The cervical, thoracic and lumbar parts of your back
For the purposes of diagnosis and for considering a relevant back injury claim settlement, your back injury (or injuries) will be divided into one (or more) of three groups. The cervical area generally relates to your neck, and can therefore be relevant if you have suffered whiplash. This can also cause symptoms and pain in the upper back – an area known as the thoracic part of your spine. Finally, there is the lumbar spine, the area that covers the lower part of your back.
Accidents can cause injuries to one or more areas of your back depending on how the accident occurred and how bad it was. For example, a fall from height could easily result in injuries to more than one area. Similarly, you could be hurt in a road accident and receive injuries to one or more parts of your back. These could be soft tissue injuries or fractures.
Can we help you find out about a back injury claim settlement?
We could, and our advisors are on hand to help. Just call the team today on 0800 689 0500 to get through to Accident Advice Helpline. Ring us within three years of your accident and there is still time to start a claim. We can always go ahead on a no-win, no-fee basis too, which means there won’t be solicitors’ fees to pay in the event you lose.
You can call us on a mobile as well if you are in a hurry, on 0333 500 0993. The sooner you get in touch, the better, and we can begin to assess whether you have a strong back injury claim settlement to be made on your behalf.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead