If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your fault, then you might be able to claim compensation by making an injury to the spine claim from the person responsible for your injuries. In the case of often life changing spine injuries, this can be an essential part of your recovery and it is essential you have the right support to get your life back on track.
The seriousness of an injured back can vary immensely from someone being in pain for only a small number of weeks to someone being permanently disabled or in pain for life.
The back and spine are very specific structures and are very complicated made up of 24 small bones as well as discs, ligaments, tendons, a spinal cord, nerves and muscles. If any of these are injured, back pain can result.
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Injury to the spine claim
Slipped Disc: even though the term ‘slipped disc’ is generally used, this kind of injury is more precisely described as a ‘prolapsed disc’ or ‘herniated disc’. The back pain from this sort of injury is caused when the disc bulges or ruptures and the interior material presses on a nerve or the spinal cord.
Broken neck or broken back: A fracture in the spine or the neck can bring about lasting disability or even death, chiefly if the spinal cord is hurt. Following a severe fall or back injury a scan must be carried out to check for fractures above all if there is any loss of feeling or a tingling sensation. A frequent bone to smash in the back is the coccyx, which is the bone at the bottom of the spine or ‘tail bone’.
Soft tissue injuries: The soft tissues of the back comprise the muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. If one of these soft tissues are hurt or bruised, back pain can be the end result. The injuries will almost certainly not be visible on the exterior of the body and may not yet still be invisible on an x-ray or scan but the pain can be very true and can take quite some time to become less. Whiplash is classed as being a soft tissue injury.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
If your back and spine injuries were caused by the actions or negligence of a third party in the past three years and you received medical treatment for your condition, then you may be seeking the help of a personal injury law firm.
Accident Advice Helpline is an example of such a law firm and you should contact them to find out more about how they can support you in making your personal injury claim. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 28th February 2013
Author: David Brown