Have you suffered a spinal injury?
Although back injuries are relatively common, they can be very serious. Whilst most people suffer with back pain from time to time, a spinal injury can cause debilitating and chronic pain. Unfortunately, this type of injury can occur in a number of ways and numerous people receive treatment for spinal injuries each year.
How were you injured?
If a spinal injury occurs suddenly, it can mean that the long-term effects will be serious. If you’re involved in a road traffic accident, for example, you could suffer permanent damage to your spinal cord.
If the spinal cord is irreversibly damaged it could cause numerous problems, such as difficulty moving or even paralysis. Whilst some back injuries are apparent straight away, this isn’t always the case so it’s important that you seek medical help straight after an accident has occurred.
In some instances, it’s important that patients are kept still so as not to exacerbate the damage and worsen any injuries. Once doctors have taken scans and X-rays, they’ll be able to determine exactly what type of injury you’ve sustained and what the appropriate treatment is.
Claiming for a spinal injury
Obtaining medical help after an accident makes sense but it’s also essential if you plan on making a compensation claim at a later date. Whilst you may not think about claiming for a spinal injury straight away, you may decide to take legal action in the weeks or months following the incident.
In order to do this, you’ll need to prove that someone else was responsible for your injuries. If you were hurt on the road, another driver may be to blame, for example. Alternatively, if you were injured at work and you weren’t at fault, you could be able to make a compensation claim against your company.
Get legal help from Accident Advice Helpline
Often, back injuries require intensive treatment and this may go on for months after the injury actually occurred. During this time, you may feel that claiming for a spinal injury will be too much to cope with but it doesn’t have to be complicated at all.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have a team of dedicated in-house lawyers who can handle your claim on your behalf and we’ll do everything we can to help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s actions and you’d like to find out more about obtaining compensation, get in touch with us now. Simply call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and speak to a personal injury advisor about taking action today.