Back personal injury claims
There are so many types of accidents and injuries that lead to claims for compensation. Back personal injury claims are one of the most common claims pursued. Whenever a person has a serious accident, there is a likelihood that their back will be injured in some way. If this happens and was someone else’s fault, compensation may be awarded.
Why are back personal injury claims so common?
The main types of accidents which give rise to compensation claims are car accidents, trips, slips and falls, and workplace-based accidents. The first two categories will always have the potential to cause damage to the victim’s back. Workplace accidents may not all have the possibility of causing back injuries, however a high number of workplace accidents are caused by heavy lifting or carrying out manual jobs without the correct equipment. These situations are likely to give rise to back personal injury claims.
If damage is done and the accident is not the victim’s fault, then back personal injury claims can be brought and have the possibility of being successful.
What types of injuries will lead to potentially successful back personal injury claims?
Back injuries can vary greatly and the effects can range from slight pain and discomfort to permanent paralysis. The extent of the injury will determine how much compensation will be awarded, if the claim is successful. Damage can be done to the muscles, discs, ligaments, tendons, spinal cord, nerves or any of the 24 bones in the back. With such a complex structure, the back is fragile and any injury could be life changing.
One of the most common back injuries is in fact whiplash. The easiest way for this injury to occur is in a road traffic accident where the victim’s car is hit from behind. Whilst most people think of whiplash as a neck injury, it can actually have a massive effect on more than just the neck. The pain caused by whiplash can go up into the head and as low down as the lower back. It can also have the effect of strange sensations in the arms and legs of the victim. Whiplash is an injury which can give rise to back personal injury claims.
A slipped disc is another common back injury. This refers to where the disc bulges out from where it should be and causes pressure on the spinal cord or the nerves. A slipped disc is another injury which could lead to successful back personal injury claims.
If you are experiencing back pain following an accident that was not their fault, see a doctor. Once that is done, take the 30 second test on the Accident Advice Helpline website and see if you have a potential claim. If you do, then we have friendly staff who are endorsed by Esther Rantsen just waiting to take your call. Don’t disappoint them — pick up the phone, call us on 0800 689 0500 for free and see what you could win.
Date Published: 16th May 2013