A back injury is something which can have a huge impact on your life, posing both short-term and long-term problems for sufferers. As one of the most common injuries sustained in the UK, there are a number of ways how you could develop a back injury such as in a car accident or an accident at work.
Treating a back injury takes time and could involve surgery or other therapies such as physiotherapy or chiropractic treatment. Recovery is unlikely to be quick, meaning you could be out of work for some time, affecting your finances as a major consequence.
If your injury was caused by an accident which wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim through a personal injury lawyer who will help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The symptoms of a back injury
The symptoms of a back injury can vary greatly, and can include tenderness, shooting pains, numbness, spasms and others. The severity of your injury could depend on a number of factors, which will need investigation by your doctor in order to gain a proper diagnosis and determine the best treatment for you.
As one of the long term effects of a back injury, being unable to work can have a significant impact on your finances. If you’re self-employed, an injury can limit your ability to earn, whilst many UK employers do not offer sick leave to their employees. A period of not earning can lead you to fall behind on your rent or mortgage payments, your household bills as well as struggle to pay for everyday essentials such as food and transport.
The good news is that you could be compensated for your accident by claiming for a back injury. A specialist lawyer like those at Accident Advice Helpline has the experience and knowledge to make your claim a stress-free process, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
If you’re hesitant about making a claim because of concerns over the cost of claiming for a back injury, then fear no more! Accident Advice Helpline is a respected law firm which works on a no-win, no-fee* basis to ensure a fair claims process for people who’ve been in accidents which weren’t their fault.
Our team are ready to help so give us a call free today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.
Date Published: 6th August 2013
Author: Jan Newell