Serious back injury due to an accident can lead to a back injury compensation claim of up to £24,750.
Back injuries can range from relatively minor strains to spinal cord injuries. The spine is a series of vertebrae, the bone, with disks between them.
The spine is supported by the muscle around it and the most common injury that we see is to those muscles, after they have been strained or torn. Such injuries can come about from the forward and back motion of being struck in a car accident, by over exertion when lifting or by twisting in a fall. Despite being injuries to the “soft tissue”, that is not the bony part of the back, the effects of such an injury can last for a considerable length of time and require lengthy periods of absence from work. If you have suffered an injury due to a road traffic accident, you can read more about road traffic accident compensation claims.
Injuries leading to a back injury compensation claim
Continued strain on the back can lead to problems with the disks. The disks act as a cushion between the bony vertebrae, allowing the back to twist and bend. If they are damaged through wear and tear or trauma, they do not work efficiently and pain can often be felt on bending or lifting. In extreme cases, an operation may be needed to fuse the vertebra of the spine to inhibit the movement.
Generally, fractures to the vertebra are not serious in themselves. However, they can be accompanied by injury to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerve tissue that runs from the brain, through the upper part of the spine and transports the signals from the brain to the muscles. In serious cases, damage can cause paralysis.
Starting a back injury compensation claim
If you are suffering a back injury due to an accident that was not your fault, you may well be entitled to back injury compensation. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation with a compensation claim specialist to see if you can make a successful compensation claim.
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