What Are Back Injury Claims?
Back injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have damaged your back in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a back injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that the back injury has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of an injured back.
Making Back Injury Claims for Compensation
Back injury claims have to show that a back injury has been sustained and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a damaged back can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party caused your back injury through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your back injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your back injury, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority ahead of recovering from your injured back.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making back injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a back injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your back injury claim and advise you whether you have a claim for back injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much Can I Claim for a Back Injury?
How much compensation for a back injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your back injury claim by considering the severity of your back injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for your injured back.
As mentioned above, the effect that a back injury makes to your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for back injury compensation along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a back injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your back being injured – for example any confidence issues you may suffer in the future due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your back injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your injured back when making a claim for back injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following your accident and back injury, to additional transport costs because you are unable to drive while recovering. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for back injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.
How Much Does it Cost to Make Back Injury Claims for Compensation?
Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for back injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your back injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for back injury compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your back injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” back injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for back injury compensation be unsuccessful. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions to you prior to accepting your back injury compensation claim.
Free Professional Legal Advice about Back Injury Claims
It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about back injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for back injury compensation are the same – even when the nature of the back injury is the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your back injury claim and affect how much compensation for a back injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone helpline and discuss the circumstances of your back injury with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for back injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making back injury claims and help you to decide whether you have a claim for back injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.