Thinking about making a spine and neck injury compensation claim?
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and have suffered a back injury, you may be considering making a personal injury compensation claim.
For your back, spine and neck injury compensation claim to have a chance of being successful the accident should have been in the last 3 years and negligence and fault of a third party should be proved.
The back is one of the largest muscle groups in the body, thus when an accident occurs it is one of the most commonly occurring injuries.
Accidents that can cause back injuries
- Road traffic accident
- Sporting accident e.g. horse ridding
- Slip or trip in a public place
- Construction site accident
- Lifting a heavy object
- Medical negligence
The back plays the vital role of supporting the head and trunk of the body. It provides strength in the trunk of the body as well as flexibility and movement.
Bearing in mind the function of the back you can see how any injury to the back could greatly impact your mobility and thus your daily life.
Common back injuries
- Slipped disc also know as a herniated or prolapsed disc
- Spinal fracture
- Facet syndrome
This list is not exhaustive and there are many other injuries that can be caused to the back. Some such as lumbar pain, may not necessarily be caused by a single incident but inadequate/poor desk set up which effects your posture over a prolonged period of time.
Diagnosing a back injury
It is important that if you suspect you have a back injury, you get the correct diagnosis as soon as possible. Firstly appropriate pain relief can be administered. But also if the back injury is serious it is important that you get it checked out immediately to prevent further damage.
Diagnosis for a back injury is made often by a physical examination. The doctor will check your range of movement and for any tenderness or swelling in the back area. Depending on the doctors initial diagnosis, further tests such as a spinal x-ray or MRI scan may be carried out.
A urine test may also be required to check that there is no damage to the kidneys, which can occur in some lower back injuries.
How to make a back, spine and neck injury compensation claim
Making a back injury compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline is simple and straightforward. We are one of most established accident management companies in the UK. Simply call us on our free phone number to discuss your case.
There is no hard sell and you are under no obligation to take on our services or advice. We have access to many independent personal injury solicitors across the country.
If you decide to take up our services we will appoint you a solicitor who has the expertise to handle your case. The solicitor will take care of making the claim for compensation. If further medical assessments are required then they can also be arranged.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: David Brown