Back injuries are a particularly nasty, lingering type of injury that may require ongoing physiotherapy, medication, or even surgery. Our backs are very important yet vulnerable parts of our body – simply having poor posture can cause a great deal of pain.
Accidents are just one cause of back injuries, and can occur through a number of diverse circumstances. For example, you may have been required to lift a heavy item in work, without being given adequate training to do so. Alternatively, it may be that your office chair is causing back pain, or you had a fall on a piece of broken pavement and caused a slipped disc.
Whatever the circumstances that caused your back injuries, if they occurred as a result of somebody else, you may be entitled to make a claim. Even if your injury happened in the past, such as with a previous employer, you may still be able to pursue compensation – as long as it was within the last three years. To make a claim you will also have needed to receive medical attention as a result, whether a one-off visit to the doctor or ongoing treatment for your pain.
Are back injuries difficult to claim compensation for?
No – Claiming compensation for back injuries should not be any more difficult than any other accident type. The main priority when you have suffered an injury that was not your fault is to contact a compensation provider as soon as possible, they will be able to offer you advice to ensure the process is as simple as it can be.
One way to aid your compensation claim is by gathering as much information as you can. This may include:
- A diary of events following your accident, which you can use to jog your memory of any finer details
- The contact details of any witnesses, or third parties involved
- A doctor’s medical report to evidence the injuries you have suffered, and the outlook
- Any receipts for expenses you have incurred as a result, such as medication bills
To make a claim, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline who will guide you through the entire process. You can either call our 24/7 advice line or fill out our short online claim form and await a call back from one of our highly trained advisors.
Using a compensation provider such as Accident Advice Helpline means your claim will be handled in full by one of our trusted legal partners. With over 190 to choose from, we will match you to the specialist legal expertise that you need. Back injuries can be caused by a huge number of factors and affect lives in many different ways – it is important that you are represented by a team that understands the subtleties of your circumstances. At Accident Advice Helpline, all cases are handled on a no win, no fee basis.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown