Back injury advice
A back injury can be sustained following an accident in your home, in public or at your place of work. When you are unable to blame yourself for your injury, you should file a back injury compensation claim to receive the financial aid you require to cover your healthcare costs and other expenses.
Types of back injuries and average compensation payouts
In the case of a severe back injury, where paralysis is not involved, you can expect to receive between £60,000 and £110,000 in compensation. Any other back injury resulting in long-term disability may lead to an award of between £25,000 and £45,000.
Most back injuries are moderate in nature. Where there is some enduring disability, your compensation award may amount to between £17,000 and £25,00. Damage to the ligaments, muscles and tendons in your back, which may result in future relapses, may attract anything between £8,000 and £18,000, while minor back injuries, such as sprains and strains, may be associated with an award of up to £5,000 if you are expected to make a full recovery within 2 years or over £5,000 if you are expected to make a full recovery within 5 years.
Receiving back injury advice from a personal injury solicitor
Claiming compensation for a back injury is likely to be complex and there is no standard payout in terms of the level of compensation awarded. For this reason, you should discuss your claim with a specialist back pain compensation claim solicitor to receive an estimate as to the amount of compensation you can expect to be awarded.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our claims handlers have vast experience of providing back injury advice via our Freephone helpline, available on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. They will be able to provide you with free, no-obligation back injury advice and will be happy to put you in contact with a personal injury solicitor if they feel you have a case for compensation. Your solicitor will manage all of the paperwork associated with your claim on a 100% no win, no fee basis and will take the time to attend to all the finer details of your case. Through following a strict personal injury protocol, they will help you to receive the maximum possible compensation for your injury.
Date Published: 6th August 2013
Author: Jan Newell