Back injury compensation claims
The back plays a vital role in supporting the head and trunk of the body. It plays an important function in bending, twisting and lifting. It consists of the spinal column and various muscles. It is constantly exposed to heavy loads. Because of its vital role, it’s no wonder that back injuries are some of the most common reported injuries to injury lawyers in Nantwich.
Common back injuries injury lawyers in Nantwich see
Whiplash is a term used to describe trauma to the cervical spine which occurs when the neck is rapidly bent forwards and backwards, usually in a road traffic accident when one vehicle is hit by another. Injuries may occur to the muscle, ligament or bone. Therefore an x-ray should be carried out.
Pain will be felt in the neck area. Sometimes there will be pain radiating down an arm. Range of movement will be limited.
Slipped disc (herniated or prolapsed disc)
This is when one of the discs in the spine ruptures and the gel inside leaks out causing back pain. It will affect muscle strength and walking ability. If the sciatic nerve is affected then pain will radiate into the pelvis, buttocks and down the legs and feet.
It can be caused by lifting heavy objects, bending awkwardly or from a job that involves lots of sitting such as driving. It can also be caused by trauma to your back from a car accident, fall or impact injury.
This is when part of the bone is broken. In the back it could refer to anywhere between the neck to the base of the spine. It usually occurs from a high velocity accident such as a fall from a height, car crash, violent attack or sports accident.
The symptoms will include moderate to severe back pain, which is aggravated by movement. If the spinal cord is affected to then there will be numbness, tingling, weakness and loss of function.
Other possible back injuries that compensation claims injury lawyers in Nantwich handle include muscle strains and ruptures.
Seek medical attention
As soon as possible after an accident you should seek medical help. It is important to have a correct diagnosis. X-rays, CT scans or MRI scans may be needed depending on the type of injury and your symptoms. Treatment can then be started, as well as pain relief.
If you believe your back injury was not your fault and could have been avoided then injury lawyers in Nantwich and Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation.
Most of the claims process can be carried out over the telephone. Call our number to talk to one of our dedicated and experienced advisors for a no-obligation chat. They will happily answer any questions you have and explain the claims process. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.