If you need to claim compensation for a back injury, Spencers injury compensation solicitors can help. We are expert back injury claim solicitors. We have successfully obtained the maximum possible personal injury compensation for very many satisfied clients who have suffered back injury as a result of accidents that were not their fault and that were caused in one of the following ways;
This list is not exclusive. We have merely listed merely the more common ways in which back injury claims arise. If you have suffered a back injury in any type of accident, as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you have reasonable prospects of making a successful back injury compensation claim.
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Many people believe that compensation for back injuries is only made in severe cases where someone has broken or damaged their spine. While we do deal with serious spinal cord injuries, more often, back injury compensation claims are made for less severe, but nevertheless, painful and often disabling conditions, such as:
As an employee you are entitled to be provided by your employer with a safe place to work at and to receive proper training to carry out the duties that you are asked to by your employer.
The second most common type of accident at work is due to workers handling, lifting or carrying things that are either too heavy and/or because they have not been shown how to safely carry out these duties, so as to avoid injury. Back injuries are the most common form of injury that result from these types of activities. Quite often, back injuries occur when employees who are asked to perform these tasks, do so outside the terms of their contracts of employment.
Road traffic accidents are a common cause of back injury claims. When two vehicles collide, often the resulting effect is that drivers and passengers in the respective vehicles are thrown about. This causes a whiplash effect with the head being jolted forwards, back and sideways.
As well as causing neck and shoulder injuries (which may lead to the victim making a whiplash injury compensation claim) below the shoulder back injury can occur, when the body is twisted or jolted as a result of the collision.
When pedestrians are hit by motor vehicles, back injury is likely to be one of the injury types that they suffer. Similarly, cyclists and motorcyclists who are knocked from their bikes in cycling accidents and motorcycle accidents, often sustain back injury. It is not unusual for cyclists and bikers to suffer very serious back injuries, from being thrown onto the road at speed.
The very nature of a slip, trip or fall in a public place – on the pavement or road, in a supermarket or shopping centre – means that when you fall you are very likely to land on your back, resulting in a back injury. Even falling forwards, can cause the back to be jarred.
Whatever the circumstances, if your back injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or breach of duty of care, then you are likely to have reasonable prospects of making a back injury compensation claim, against the party or person at fault.
For more detailed information about how Spencers will handle your back injury claim or to look at all our personal injury claims, visit our extensive library of personal injury accident guides.
The types of losses are split into two kinds – general damages and specials damages. Not every type of these potential losses will be claimed in every case. When we refer to ‘damages’, this is legal speak for ‘compensation’.
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is an established charity that provides assistance and support to individuals who have been affected by spine and back related injuries.
Spencers Solicitors have been a SIA corporate partner for over five years and are experienced in securing compensation for all types of back injuries.
For further information about SIA and the support they provide please visit www.spinal.co.uk.
As specialist back injury solicitors, we regularly gain maximum compensation awards for our clients. this is because we approach each back-injury claim in the same way – that is, we treat every client and every claim as the most important claim that we are dealing with. It doesn’t matter whether your back-injury claim is of a fairly minor nature or is extremely serious. Each and every one of Spencers back injury compensation clients will receive the same high quality of personal service and expertise.
If you're worried about having to pay legal fees if you lose, don't be. Claims are normally dealt with under a no win no fee arrangement, so if your claim doesn't succeed you won't pay for our work. For more information please read our no win no fee information page.