Being involved in an accident can cause a number of injuries. The symptoms of a spinal injury are just some you might suffer with. An injury to the spine can cause a lot of inconvenience and if someone else was responsible, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Injuries to the back are very common. You should never assume that you just need to rest your back and should always get a medical assessment.
How a back injury can affect you
Muscle strains can cause pain and discomfort when you try to move your back. The pain is usually localised and can be helped by taking painkillers.
A trapped or herniated disc can cause tingling and weakness, which can be felt down the back and into the leg.
An injury to the spinal cord can be far more serious. You may not be able to feel or move your legs and you could experience problems trying to walk. Pain can extend to the neck and you may even feel tingling in your hands and feet.
What to do for the symptoms of a spinal injury
Any injury to the back needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent it causing more problems. A doctor will advise the right course of treatment to give you the best chance of a full recovery. If you want to claim compensation, you must visit a doctor to have your injuries recorded as well.
You must show that you did not cause your accident. If you were injured at work always report your accident so there is a record of exactly what happened. Photographs taken on your phone can also be handy.
A compensation claim can be started as soon as you feel up to it, but you must start it within three years from when your accident happened.
How you can get help from Accident Advice Helpline
If you are experiencing the symptoms of a spinal injury, the professional advisors at Accident Advice Helpline can tell you if you can claim. They can also offer help and advice. With over fifteen years of experience in personal injury claims, we know the best advice to give and we know the right compensation to accept.
We also work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by claiming. To take our 30-second test to find out if you can claim, just call 0800 689 0500, which is free from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile. Claims can be started straight away over the phone, so get yours off to the best start.
Category: Spinal injury claims