Your coccyx is the bottom end of the spinal column and is often referred to as your tailbone, as a cursory nod to our evolutionary journey. It is made from vertebrae; however, unlike other vertebrae it is not hollow because the spinal cord does not pass through it.
Due to its location it is exceptionally easy to damage your coccyx, any fall on the buttocks, or injury caused to the lower back area can cause a coccyx injury, or even a fracture.
If you have suffered such an injury, and do not think the accident which caused it was your fault, then you could speak to an Accident Advice Helpline solicitor in Millom today to find out if you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
How a solicitor in Millom can help
Once you have established whether or not you are entitled to make a claim (you can do this quickly and easily by using the Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test) you can request a solicitor in Millom or anywhere in the UK to work on your case.
Your solicitor in Millom will then get in touch with you to discuss the details of your accident and injury in more detail. They will then send you all the necessary paperwork for you to complete and return, including a form requesting that you provide them access to your medical records.
There is no need to worry about confidentiality as your solicitor in Millom will not disclose any information without your prior consent. Equally, we are only interested in the particular injuries for which you are requesting we make a claim on your behalf for. We will use your medical records to provide further evidence for the injuries you sustained, and to help determine the severity of your injuries in terms of the compensation you could be entitled to.
Your solicitor in Millom will have to disclose this information to the third party, and their legal representatives. They will also have to make the third party aware if the injury you sustained affects a part of your body where you have previously suffered an injury. For example, you may have sprained an ankle two years ago, and you have recently injured the same ankle again.
Your solicitor in Millom will also arrange for you to be seen by an independent medical expert who will be able to assess you directly, and peruse your medical records. They will be able to write a report which details the injuries, and can suggest that the previous injury to your ankle has had no bearing on your current injury. Alternatively, they may concede that the previous injury has weakened the ankle, therefore making this injury worse; however, the fact would still remain that this injury would not have occurred in the first place if someone else has been negligent.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile phone to find out more about making a claim. We look forward to hearing how we can help you!