Can I claim Lumbar Spine Injury Compensation?
In cases where your injury was caused by another’s negligence, lumbar spine injury compensation could be available to you, and can help cover the necessary costs of returning to your normal self.
Here at AWH Solicitors, we specialise in both personal injury and industrial disease claims and we have assisted a wide number of our clients with winning spine injury compensation.
Lumbar spine injuries can occur in all types of circumstances, from car accidents to falling at work. If your injury was caused at work or as a result of another person’s actions or negligence we may be able to help you claim compensation.
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What is a lumbar spine injury?
The lumbar vertebra is the lower section of your spine, sometimes referred to as the ‘small’ of your back. Lumbar spine injuries can range from an uncomfortable strain through to a severe spinal fracture that will require emergency treatment.
Lumbar spine injury compensation can be claimed for all relevant injuries where the injury was caused by another’s negligence. Whilst lumbar spine problems are known to commonly occur as sports injuries, anything that requires sudden twisting of the lower back or pushing and pulling heavy objects can cause damage. Therefore, jobs that require a substantial amount of physical movement put you at greater risk of damaging your back.
A lumbar strain is an injury to the lower back that results in damaged tendons and muscles that can frequently spasm and feel sore. The most common symptoms are:
- Sudden lower back pain
- Spasms in the lower back that result in more severe pain
- The lower back feels sore when you touch it
A lumbar strain can be diagnosed through a number of different medical options. These include:
- An X-Ray that will produce an image of the affected internal issue and bones
- A CAT scan that will be able to create even more detailed images of the muscles, fat and organs
- An MRI scan can also produce a detailed image of the internal area around the strain
The way in which your lumbar spine injury is treated will depend on your specific circumstances, and what your doctor thinks is best for you. Treatment will likely include:
- Frequent ice/heat packs and compression applied to the back
- Physiotherapy sessions where you will be given special exercises to carry out
- Education on preventing future injury
Lumbar spine injury compensation will help towards all of these necessary treatments, and for you to recover as quickly as possible. We can help you get the compensation that you deserve for the back injury that you’re suffered.
The vast majority of spinal fractures occur in the lumbar spine (or lower back). This can potentially be the result of a very serious trauma incident, and they must be treated carefully. Some causes of lumbar fracture include:
- A fall from a height
- A sports accident
- A car or motorcycle crash
A spinal fracture must be treated very seriously, as damage to the spinal cord can lead to further problems with the bowels and bladder along with numbness, tingling, or weakness in the limbs. In very extreme cases, some back injuries can even lead to brain injury. We understand how traumatic a serious accident like this can be, and that you may find it difficult to face some aspects of the recovery process.
Putting your case into our hands can allow us to handle the legal process and get everything you will need to focus on your recovery. Get in touch with us today for expert guidance.
How do I claim lumbar spine injury compensation?
A large majority of lumbar spine injuries have been known to have occurred in the workplace. Your job may include lifting and moving heavy objects or stretching and twisting repeatedly. Even jobs that involve long distance driving have been known to cause painful back problems.
If you are in a job that makes you vulnerable to damaging your lower back, then it is your employer’s responsibility to provide as much protection from injury for you as possible. This could range from offering protective equipment to educating the workforce on the correct posture to be lifting heavy objects.
If you think that you have suffered an avoidable back injury in your workplace, then you may be able to claim lumbar spine injury compensation. Providing as much evidence as possible about your workplace environment can be helpful for our expert solicitors to make a strong case for you. Photograph the area in which your back injury has occurred, and document as many details as possible about your accident.
You can also claim for injury as a result of a car accident or an accident on public or private property if the accident wasn’t your fault.
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Any physical injury is difficult to deal with, but spinal injuries can be life-altering as they really affect your quality of life. If you think that you may be eligible for lumbar spine injury compensation, then get in touch with us and we can make the process as simple as possible.
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