If you have been suffering with a back injury within the last 3 years and it is associated with your past or present employment or from an accident or injury that was not your fault then contact LPS today.
LPS has dedicated solicitors that have helped thousands of people successfully claim compensation. We aim to the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim using our No Win No Fee claims process.
The majority of back injury claims are due to the negligence of somebody else. You may have had an accident at work as you hadn’t been given sufficient training in manual handling or you may have been involved in a road traffic accident. A back injury can also be caused by a slip or fall.
You may experience back pain immediately after the accident or it could take several days for symptoms to develop. Some of the most common symptoms of back injury include: lower or upper back pain, limited movement, constant back pain, numbness in lower areas, difficulty sleeping, loss of feeling in arms and legs.
Most back injuries can clear up within a few weeks but in more serious cases they can develop over time and last for several months. It is important to get medical help as soon as you feel any sort of back pain, especially if you have suffered an accident recently. Acute back pain is the name given to back injuries which last for a few days to several weeks. Pain which lasts longer than this (typically more than 3 months) is known as chronic.
Minor Back Injury
These include sprains, strains, disc prolapses, and soft tissue injuries with a full recover to nuisance level in up to 5 years.
Moderate Back Injury
The above bracket contains a wide variety of injuries. Factors to be taken into account when considering the level of award include:
- Any Permanent disability
- Crush injury where there is risk of developing osteoarthritis
- Constant pain and discomfort
- Where existing back problems have been made worse by the accident
Severe Back Injury
These include disc lesions or fractures of discs, where despite treatment continuing problems are experienced.
Factors to be taken into account when considering the amount of award that falls in the above category are:
- Continuing severe pain and discomfort
- Impaired agility
- Impaired sexual function/severe sexual difficulties
- Personality change
- Effect on employment/employability
- Risk of developing arthritis
- Unsightly scarring
- Risk of future surgery
- Double incontinence
What to do now?
If you have been suffering from a back injury from an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Contact LPS we work on a No Win No Fee basis so call our solicitors today on 0800 996 1807, text 4myclaim to 88802, chat to us online, complete our short form or Calculate your claim now.