Back injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your back injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Do you have a back injury?
If you have a back injury, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. If an accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for this help, or chase around trying to find the right specialist.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation helps ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care, and compensating you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a serious back injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
We make it as simple as possible to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Each year, thousands of people are involved in accidents that cause back injuries. Even a mild back injury can stop you from doing simple tasks and interfere with everyday life.
Often, back injuries happen in the workplace, caused by mishaps such as a slip or fall, a sudden impact, or the attempt to lift something heavy without proper training.
Get the right treatment after a back injury
It’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis as soon as possible after your injury occurs. By doing this, you increase the chances that your injury can be treated in the best way possible.
Back injuries cause a variety of symptoms. A pulled muscle or puncture wound will present different pain than that of a chipped vertebra. Muscular injury from an incorrect lifting technique might cause spasm, while an injury that affects the spinal cord could cause numbness. Back injuries also vary in severity. Sadly, some are so serious that they cause permanent disabilities.
If you incur a back injury at work, or in a situation where you are not to blame, it’s important to seek medical advice quickly and get proof of your injuries. Later on, if you decide to claim compensation for your injury, you can use this proof to support your case.
Some people recover from their back injuries in days or weeks. But if you incur a serious back injury, it could leave you partially or totally paralysed. Treatment may require an extended stay in a hospital and perhaps a specialist rehabilitation unit.
Why make a back injury claim?
Treating a back injury may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right.
Taking long periods off work, for treatment or to recover, may make it difficult to keep up with mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also need to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
You might not feel it’s worth claiming compensation for a back injury. You might even be tempted to blame yourself for something that happened in your workplace – but your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe. For example, if your job involves heavy lifting, you should have been trained in how to do this safely, or shown how to use lifting equipment correctly.
If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim compensation. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover the compensation award, so no one loses out.
Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether a work accident was your fault. Call us for free on 0800 689 0500, and we can advise you on whether you could make a claim.
Can you claim for your back injury?
We can help with a wide range of back injuries, including:
- Spinal injury
- Strains, sprains and pulls
- Lumbar spine trauma
- Brachial lexus injury
Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation. As we build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings due to time off work
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if given for free
- How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly legally trained advisors on 0800 689 0500, who will tell you if we can help. We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts who can help, and guide you through the steps of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together evidence to support your claim and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, our policy means you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 689 0500.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who have been injured. We will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 0500, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
Category: Back injury claim