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Read our 5 common types of back injury and how our claims solicitors can help you with your accident or injury.

Back injuries are painful and often debilitating, but may show few or even no visible signs. They occur following a wide range of accidents or incidents and can leave sufferers in constant pain or unable to enjoy their usual activities. For many people, back injuries may heal with a combination of time, rest and physiotherapy. For others, the damage may never heal fully and it may be necessary to make adjustments to your lifestyle to adapt to your back injury. Whether your back injury is short-lived or permanent, you deserve compensation to help you get your life back on track. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to find out whether you are eligible for our no win no fee agreement and to find out how much you may be entitled to. Our experienced team of personal injury solicitors will discuss your situation to ensure that we understand the causes of your accident and the exact nature of your injury and the ways in which it has impacted your life. We will then be able to give you expert advice as to your options and the next steps of the claims process.


5 Common Types Of Back Injury Claims

Back injuries can range from very minor, with just a little pain during specific movements, to extremely serious, leading to partial or even complete paralysis. There can also be complications from back injuries, leading to a range of other difficulties for you to deal with. Common causes of back injuries include:


  1. Lifting items that are too heavy or without correct training. 
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    ack injuries can often happen in the workplace if you are asked to lift things that are too heavy or are not given appropriate training. If you have a lifting accident at work despite being given training, your employer may still be considered responsible if they have allowed an unsafe working culture to develop, for example if you are routinely expected to you may also be asked to lift items higher than is safe. Your employer has an obligation to keep you safe and this includes making sure that they do not allow the needs of the business or the team to pressure you into doing things that are unsafe.


  2. Falls From a Height
    Back injuries are a common consequence of falling from a height. Even small falls can jar the spine and cause damage to the muscles, tendons ligaments or vertebrae (spine bones) of the back. If you fall and land on your feet or your bottom, you could suffer a compression injury to your coccyx (tail bone) or to any other part of your spine. This can lead to pain and difficulty standing or sitting, even for short periods of time, and can take months to heal fully. If you do not land vertically, you can suffer a dislocation of the vertebrae. In either case, the worst injuries are spinal fractures with additional dislocation, as these can lead to damage to the spinal cord, causing paralysis and even death.

  3. Motorcycle Accidents
    It is possible to suffer a back injury from any road traffic accident, whether as a driver or passenger in a car, on a bicycle or motorbike and as a pedestrian. Motorcycle accidents are known to have an extremely high rate of back injuries, however, because you do not have the built in protection a car provides but are often moving much faster than a cyclist or pedestrian. As a result, back and spinal injuries are among the first concerns of medical staff when dealing with a motorcycle accident. If you have suffered a back injury as a result of your motorcycle accident, you may find that it takes longer to heal than you expect. The back injury may also impair your life more than other road traffic accidents because riding a motorcycle with even a minor back injury can be unbearably painful and so you may be unable to travel easily.

  4. Falling Objects
    Back injuries can also be the result of having an object fall on you, causing damage to the muscles, tendons, ligaments or bones of the spine. Although heavier objects and falls from a greater height are associated with worse injuries, even quite small objects falling can cause a significant injury if you are unlucky. If you received a back injury because an object had not been properly secured or the fact that you were moving into an area where objects were likely to fall was not made clear to you, you may be able to make a back injury claim.

  5. Incorrectly Adjusted Workstation
    Back pain is a common consequence of office work, but it can be difficult to prove that your back injury is the direct result of the office furniture you are obliged to use. There are several things that you can do if you believe that your office workstation is causing you back pain. You may need to ask for a workstation assessment, possibly leading to the height of your monitor being adjusted, a footrest being provided, a chair with greater lumbar support or other changes being made. If you have informed your employer that you believe that your work space is causing you pain and they do not provide an assessment or make changes based on the needs identified in an assessment, you may be able to make a back injury claim. These cases can be complex, however, and we would strongly recommend getting professional advice and assistance before starting your claim.

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How Much Does It Cost To Start My Back Injury Claim?

One of the biggest worries when thinking about making a claim for personal injuries such as a back injury claim is that you might end up with very large legal fees and, possibly, not even getting compensation at the end of it. We believe that justice should be available to everyone who is the victim of accident that wasn’t their fault, so we offer the majority of our clients a no win no fee arrangement. If we are able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis, you will not need to pay anything up front. Once you have signed a no win no fee agreement with us, we are able to act on your behalf. With a no win no fee agreement, our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation amount, meaning that if we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe us a penny. A no win no fee agreement means that you don’t have to worry about unexpected costs and can concentrate on getting your life back on track after your accident. We are not able to offer a no win no fee agreement for every back injury claims, for example we would not be able to use no win no fee to work on your back injury claim if it was the result of medical negligence. If we are unable to offer you our services on a no win no fee basis, we will discuss alternative funding options to make sure that justice remains open to you, no matter what your personal circumstances.


How Do I Start A Back Injury Claim?

In order to being the process of making a back injury claim after your accident, call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online. We will talk through the details of your accident, making sure that we understand the causes of the accident, the extent of your back injury and the impact your back injury has had on your life. Once we have all of this information, we will be able to give you expert advice on the next steps. Our compassionate, experienced claims team will explain how much compensation we believe you are likely to receive as a result of your back injury and discuss the process with you to make sure that you are comfortable at every step. Once you have signed a no win no fee agreement with us to carry out your back injury claim, we will act on your behalf. This means that we will contact the person or organisation responsible for your accident or injury and inform them that you are making a claim for compensation for your back injury. We will handle all of the administration and paperwork involved in getting them to agree that they were at fault (this is known as admitting liability) and we will also conduct the negotiations on your behalf. Although we will be handling all of the communications and administration work, the final decisions will always rest with you. We will let you know when the other party makes an offer of compensation and we will give you advice as to whether we believe that it is a fair amount based on exactly what happened to you and how it has affected your life. You will make the final decision as to whether to accept or refuse any offer. We will support you throughout the process of making a claim for compensation for your back injury.


Talk to our expert team today by calling 0121 565 4317 or claim online to get the help you need to get you the compensation you deserve.

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