Back injuries can be highly problematic. Even minor injuries can niggle for months if not years, and keep flaring up from time to time. Major injuries range from nerve damage to paralysis, depending on the nature of the injury and the way it is caused.
Treating back injuries will depend on what occurred and how bad the injury is. A proper diagnosis is the first thing to get, because this will identify the problem and in turn suggest the most appropriate course of action.
What should you do immediately following an accident?
If you suffer a back injury in an accident, regardless of how it was caused, it is always a good idea to seek medical help. If the accident was serious, an ambulance should be called. Paramedics are trained to ensure someone with a suspected back injury can be taken to hospital while moving as little as possible in the process. This makes it easier to treat the underlying injury, and to ensure no further damage is suffered.
A proper medical diagnosis will ensure you receive the best care when it comes to treating back injuries. Sometimes this might require rest and recuperation, while at other times it may require surgery or physio, or a combination of the two.
How did your back injury occur?
It may well be you are reading through this article because you’ve already suffered a back injury. You may have recovered, or you may still be struggling with the aftermath. Either way, you must consider who was at fault for causing the injury to occur. While accidents can simply happen, there are cases where you may be injured when you did nothing to cause it. Someone else may have done something that caused you to be hurt. In some instances, neglecting to do something can also have the same effect.
Accident Advice Helpline has spoken to many people who have found themselves in situations similar to this. If you believe this applies to you, you should call us on 0800 689 0500 as soon as possible. Our phone number is always free to call, and there is no obligation to you to continue with a claim, even if you do have a promising chance to seek compensation for your injuries. Begin today by calling our team so you can see whether you could claim for your back injuries.