We find that we get many calls from clients who want to start personal injury compensation claims in Epping Forest because they have sustained a back injury. The injury occurred in an accident that was not their own fault and they are looking to get some compensation for the pain and inconvenience and financial loss that they have suffered. Back injuries are amongst the most painful and potentially serious that we deal with.
The back (or spine to give it the medical term) is a highly complex part of the body. It is made up of vertebrae, which are small cube shaped bones – this is what gives the spine its flexibility. The bones have padded discs in between them to stop them scraping against each other when we move. The whole lot is held together by a complex arrangement of muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Through the centre of each of the vertebrae is a small hole and through this passes a large nerve called the spinal cord. Other nerves branch off from the spinal cord at various points and head towards the arms and legs.
Any one of the above structures can get injured in an accident and they can all cause problems. If you have an injury to the bones themselves (a broken spine) this is potentially a very severe injury because of the possibility that the spinal cord could get damaged as the broken segments of bones move around. This is why it is so vital that you do not attempt to move someone who is suspected of having a back injury. You could just make things worse.
The soft tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments) of the spinal region can also get damaged in an accident and whilst this injury does not carry the serious implications of a bone injury it can still be very debilitating and painful. The most common soft tissue injury of the spine is the one that affects the neck – this is called whiplash. It is most commonly seen after car accidents but can be a sporting injury or an occupational injury as well – for example after a fall.
Starting personal injury compensation claims in Epping Forest
If you have a back injury following an accident that was not your fault give us a ring to find out all about personal injury compensation claims in Epping Forest. We can give you all the information you need and even help you to start a claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
Pick up the phone and call us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. We are waiting for your call.
Date Published: 31st May 2015
Author: David Brown