One of the most common injuries that people have when they have been in an accident is an injury to their back. The people who have had a back injury often are going to have lifelong injuries which require adjustments to their lifestyle and to their daily activities. That is why it’s important for them to understand what the different types of injuries there are and how it can affect the case that they are bringing against the person who caused their injuries.
Back injuries compensation type 1 – Slipped Disc
Even though the term slipped disc’s often used, this injury type’s more accurately described using the words herniated disc or prolapsed disc. The pain in the back that comes from this injury type’s caused whenever there’s a bulging or ruptured disc, and its internal material’s pressing upon your person’s spinal cord or nerve. It’s one of the most common types of injury to the back and can happen in many different ways.
Back injuries compensation type 2 – Broken Back or broken neck
This is one of the most serious things that someone can do to their back. It’s something that can cause things like temporary or permanent paralysis or disability, and it can also cause death, depending on the damage that is done and where the damage occurred. This often will follow a serious fall or a bad car accident, and when there is injury to the back it’s best to have the back x-rayed or another kind of scan to see what kind of damage has been done. This is especially important if the person feels numb or they have tingling in their extremities. Sometimes a broken back is not as serious, even though it’s quite painful. This is a fracture to the coccyx, the bone that is sometimes called the tailbone.
Back injuries compensation type 3 – injuries to Soft Tissue
The back’s soft tissue incorporates the ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles. When one of these particular types of tissue becomes bruised or damaged, pain in the back happens. These kinds of injuries usually aren’t visible on the surface and might not be visible on a scan or x-ray, but the pain that they cause is very real. This pain also can take quite a long time for someone to recover from. One of the most common types of this kind of injury is whiplash and even though that’s not usually considered serious it can cause long-term pain for someone who has a bad case of it.
One of the best things that someone who has a back injury can do for themselves is to hire a solicitor to help them with their case. If you have been injured and you want to find a solicitor, call us and we’ll direct you to someone who can help you. Our number is free to call and you won’t have to worry about sorting through the solicitors since we have already done it for you. Our solicitors are all ready to help.
Date Published: 11th January 2013
Author: David Brown