Back Injury Compensation Claims Information
It has been reported by several different medical journals that as many as 70% to 80% of all adults will experience a form of back injury in their lifetime. Where most of these injuries are minor injuries obtained through overexertion of the lower back, some of these injuries are quite serious leading to prolonged pain, surgery, and permanent suffering. Understanding your rights for a back injury may help you to get the compensation you deserve.
What are the Most Common Back Injuries?
There are several different back injury conditions which can occur. These injuries can be within a number of places on the back (spine, erector spinae, Trapezius, lumbosacral muscles, and nervous system for example). Most commonly, the back suffers injury from:
- Muscle Strain
- Herniated Disks
- Inflammation of a nerve
- Trauma to the back or spine
- Tailbone injuries
- Whiplash Trauma
This is but a brief list but does cover the most common back pains. All injuries should be treated, and if you feel that your back injury was the cause of negligence, you should file a claim.
Do I Have Grounds For my Claim?
A back injury which was sustained on a job where proper safety practices and procedures were not implemented in order to reduce the risk of such injuries may have grounds for a negligence claim. Even if safety equipment is available which may have reduced the risk of injury, you may have grounds for a claim if not trained in the proper practices and procedures for using such safety equipment.
If you have sustained a back injury on the job due to faulty safety equipment or from the negligence of a manager or co-worker which elevated your probability for sustaining your current back injury, you may have grounds for a claim.
What if my Back Injury is a Result of a Traumatic Incident?
Those which have been involved in direct trauma to the back, spine, or neck region (such as a car wreck or from having something fall directly onto the back) due to someone else’s negligence have grounds for a claim.
If you have undergone surgery on your back and your back condition has worsened including but not limited to inflammation of the spinal discs, a decrease in flexibility, the inability to lift your arms properly, neck pain, or the inability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time you may have grounds for a claim.
What are Some Other Considerations?
As so many adults suffer from back trauma, it is important to file your claim as quickly as possible. There are tight stipulations as to when and how to file your back injury compensation claim. Our team of professionals will work with you to ensure that these claims are filed within the allotted time. The longer you wait to file your claim, the less likely you are to win your case.
Cases of negligence must show that the situation could have been avoided if preventive measures were taken. If the injury to your back was caused because you avoided policies and procedures, you will most likely not win your case. However, if you followed the practices and procedures and still sustained a back injury, even though you caused the injury to your back, you may have a compensation claim if the practices and procedures are found to be faulty.
Back Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
If you have suffered a minor to severe back injury and you think you might have a feasible claim, get in touch with our personal injury solicitors today. Although compensation amounts may vary, you could be owed some money. Use Tylers’ simple back injury compensation calculator below!
Minor Back Injury Compensation Amounts
This bracket includes less serious back injury strains and soft tissue injuries. Similar to minor neck injuries, the duration of the symptoms will always be important, factors such as those listed below may justify an award in either a higher or lower bracket.
£9,000 to £15,000
Moderate Back Injury Compensation Amounts
Cases where any residual disability is more present. This bracket contains a wide variety of injuries. Examples are a case of a compression/crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae where there is substantial risk of osteoarthritis and constant pain and discomfort.
£22,000 to £30,000
Serious Back Injury Compensation Amounts
Cases of disc lesions or fractures of discs or of vertebral bodies or soft tissue injuries leading to chronic conditions where – despite treatment – there tends to be remaining disabilities such as continuing serious pain and and discomfort, impaired sexual function, depression and personality change.
£30,000 to £55,000
Severe Back Injury Compensation Amounts
Cases of the most severe back injuries involving damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to a combination of very serious consequences and not normally found in cases of back injury. There will be a severe pain and disability with a combination of incomplete paralysis and significantly impaired bladder, bowel and sexual function.
Up to £128,000
Frequently Asked Questions
How Can Tylers Help You?
If you have any questions regarding the filing of a back injury claim please contact us. Our years of professionalism and experience are here to help you make the right decision as to how, when, and which claim to file in order for you to get the compensation that you deserve.
Maybe you injured your back so severely that you required time off and lost out on pay as a result. Get in touch with our solicitor team if you believe you have a back injury claim and ask any questions you feel necessary.
What are the Most Common Back Injuries in the Workplace?
Common back injuries that occur in the workplace are caused by:
- Heavy lifting
- Twisting at the waist whilst lifting a heavy load
- Working in uncomfortable positions
- Slipping on a wet floor
- Sitting or standing in one position for a long period of time
What are the Most Serious Types of Back Injuries?
Here is a list of common back problems that can lead to living a difficult and uncomfortable life.
- Damaged Cervical Vertebrae
- Damaged Thoracic Vertebrae
- Damaged Lumbar Vertebrae
- Damaged Sacrum
- Damaged Coccyx (Tailbone)
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Back Sprains
- Back Strains
- Broken Back
- Fractured Back
- Slipped Disc
- Herniated Disc
- Coccyx Injury
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Ruptured Cord Injury
- Nighttime Back Pain
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