Can I Claim Compensation for Back Injury after a Car Accident?
Being involved in a car accident can be traumatic and upsetting for all involved. If you have also injured your back in the incident, the situation can have lasting physical implications afterwards. If you have suffered a back injury in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, then we can help you make a claim for compensation.
Our personal injury solicitors have a lot of experience and are the best experts to help you with your case.
Get in touch today to start the process of claiming compensation for back injury.
What Types of Back Injury can be Caused by a Car Accident?
The speed at which car accidents happen means that the most common form of injury is whiplash. Whiplash is primarily a neck injury that is due to a forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck. However, a car accident generally generates enough pressure that there is tremendous strain on both the neck and the back, and the back can be damaged in a number of ways, including slipped discs and facet joint injuries. More specifically, car accidents can cause:
- Lumbar Sprains
- Spinal Stenosis
- Disc Herniation
- Degenerative Spinal Disorders
If you have suffered from a back injury in a car accident, you may need to go through physical therapy or take anti-inflammatory medication.
We can help you claim compensation if you have been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault. Get in touch today for advice.
How much Compensation for Back Injury after a Car Accident?
It is difficult to give an exact figure for exactly how much compensation you could receive for a back injury that you have sustained in a car accident. However, there are a number of factors that are considered when your compensation is being calculated. These include:
- Any medical expenses that you have already paid, in addition to any future treatment that you may need to receive
- Whether your injuries will prevent you from working and therefore result in a loss of earnings
- Any travel expenses that have occurred while you have been receiving medical treatment
- If your vehicle was damaged in the accident, the cost of it being repaired or replaced
- Whether you require modifications to your home because of your injuries
We can assist you in the process of gathering all of the relevant evidence and information that you will need, and help you to construct a strong back injury case.
How Long will my Claim Take?
The amount of time that your claim takes will be dependent on a two-step process. These two steps are:
- It will be determined who is held liable for your injury. This will be the person who was most at fault in the accident
- The medical evidence will be assessed, to show exactly how your back injury has had an impact on your life
If your back injury is more serious, then it may take longer for your medical evidence to be assessed, and it also might be the case that you will have to have multiple medical examinations to get a full picture of your medical prognosis.
Get in Touch for Advice on your Back Injury Claim
We are very experienced in assisting with personal injury claims and can help you get the compensation that you need for a back injury that you have sustained in a car accident. We make the process as simple and jargon-free as possible.
Contact us today and get started with your claims process.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
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