Back injury compensation following a non-fault accident

Back injuries can occur in a variety of circumstances, including a heavy fall, car accident, or sporting accident. Back injury is one of the most common causes of accident at work claims. The main cause of back injury in the workplace is inadequate manual handling practices.

According to the Health and Safety Commission, around 3,600 nurses retire each year as the result of a back injury. Other occupations carry a high risk of back injury – including home care workers, residential care workers, refuse collectors and parks maintenance workers. Office based staff are often at risk of back injury as a result of lifting activities.

Claiming compensation following a back injury at work
The medical issues in back injury compensation claims are often very complex. Back pain can be caused by a number of different factors. Someone who sustains a back injury at work, car accident or heavy fall and believes they had no previous back problems may find that the medical report obtained to support their claim indicates that they already had an existing back condition (for example disc degeneration) even if they had no apparent symptoms before the accident.

This is common issue with back injuries, particularly where a client has been carrying out lifting duties in a job for a number of years.

A pre-existing condition, whether the claimant was aware of it or not, doesn’t necessarily negate an injury claim, but the compensation amount may be reduce if the other party can claim there was a contributory factor to the back injury.

Making a claim for back injury compensation
To make a successful claim you will have to prove that your back injury was the direct result of someone else’s negligence (ie: your employer, another road user) and that your back injury is a direct result of the accident.

How we can help you following a back injury
We can help you make a back injury compensation claim. Our service is completely risk free, with no up front cost to you. If you lose your claim you are protected from your solicitor’s legal fees and costs and your opponent’s fees and costs. See No win, no fee for more information...

Back injuries can result in long periods of time off work, often unpaid. In addition to compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced, you can claim for loss of earnings, prescription costs, and any other out-of-pocket expenses caused by the back injury.

If you have suffered a back injury in a car accident, work accident or fall, that you believe was someone else’s fault, we can help you make a claim for compensation. Please call us on 0800 78 38 846 for free legal advice.

 

 

 

 
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