If you have sustained a spinal injury at work, in a car accident or in a public place then you may be entitled to compensation.
Spinal injuries can be debilitating, often changing the affected person’s life forever. If you have suffered a spinal injury then you may find yourself no longer able to work, look after your family or care for yourself. If this injury was sustained at work, on the road or through no fault of your own then you may be entitled to compensation.
While back injury compensation may not be able to fix your spinal injury it can help take off some financial pressure and allow you to afford the care and rehabilitation services that you need.
What is a Back Injury?
Back injuries can be very complex, however, can range from mild, persistent lower or upper back pain right through to spinal cord injuries. In many cases, you will need to seek help from a medical specialist who will be able to advise exactly what back injury you have sustained.
Common causes of back injuries include:
- Slips, trips and falls.
- Repeated lifting and carrying heavy objects.
- Workplace accidents caused by unsafe conditions.
- Falling from a height.
- Road accidents.
Back Injuries & Compensation
Back injuries can be sustained when you least expect it. Typically back injuries that you can claim compensation for are the result of;
- Car accidents through no fault of your own.
- Work related incidents such as heavy lifting, unsafe working conditions or slips, trips and falls.
- Slips, trips and falls in a public place like a shopping centre or supermarket.
What To Do If You Have Hurt Your Back Or Spinal Cord
If you have been in an accident and hurt your back, no matter how badly, seek the help of a medical professional as soon as possible. They will be able to diagnose your injury and advise treatment options. Ensure you tell your Doctor exactly how you sustained your back injury and thoroughly describe the symptoms you have been experiencing since.
In very severe cases you may be diagnosed with a spinal cord injury. This means that you have suffered a traumatic injury to your spinal cord which has resulted in temporary or permanent sensory or motor deficit and/or bladder and bowel dysfunction.
If you would like to make a back injury claim then contact a legal advisor as soon as possible. Your back injury lawyer will be able to see if you have a solid compensation claim and advise the best way to move forward.
Back Injuries Sustained At Work
Injuries sustained at work can range from strains to disc or vertebrae damage to the spine. If you do find yourself injured at work report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. From here you will be able to seek medical help and obtain a WorkCover Certificate.
Your GP may allow you back to work on light duties with restricted work tasks. In these cases, it is important that you follow your doctor's advice. If you have been injured in a workplace accident and sustained a back injury then you should seek legal advice as soon as possible as compensation may be applicable.
Can I Claim Compensation For A Back Injury?
If you have sustained a back injury through no fault of your own, road accident or work related accident then you may be eligible to claim for compensation. The back injury compensation team at LHD will be able to assess your situation and see if you have grounds to make a claim.
Working with the team at LHD Lawyers will ensure that you meet all claim deadlines and you receive the best advice possible. All back injury claims are backed by our No Win No Fee Policy. This means you only pay our legal fees if we win your case.
If you are suffering from a spinal injury after an accident, and have further questions about seeking compensation, contact LHD lawyers today.