What Is A Back Injury Claim?
Back injuries are surprisingly common and can lead to long-lasting pain and difficulties. The most common causes of back injuries include
- Falls, particularly from a height
- Lifting injuries
- Car accidents
If you have been in an accident that wasn’t your fault and developed a back injury as a result, you are likely to be eligible for to make a back injury compensation claim.
Common Back Injuries
Our dedicated team of back injury claims solicitors are here to help you get compensation for your back injury. We know that the period immediately after a back injury can be particularly stressful, as you take the time to recover. For many of our clients, this can also be a period of financial hardship, if they are forced to take some time off work to allow them to heal.
You might wonder whether it is worth making a back injury compensation claim, worrying that it might just be adding another source of stress while you are still struggling to deal with the consequences of your back injury. Our personal injury claims solicitors are highly experienced in helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve. We aim to take all of the worry out of your back injury claim.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of making a back injury claim, or if you are ready to begin the process, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
Typical Compensation Amounts For Back Injuries
Every back injury is unique, and this means that every compensation claim is also unique. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact this has had on your life. There are some common factors in back injury compensation claims, however.
The first aspect of our compensation is there to recognise and acknowledge the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your back injury. This is set nationally by the Judicial College and is governed by a set of guideline amounts that each type of injury is likely to receive in compensation. These amounts are usually ranges, and the ranges can be quite broad, to allow for the high degree of individual variation in your specific injuries. Our experienced team of back injury claims specialists are able to give you a much more accurate view of how much you are likely to receive for this part of your compensation claim.
Your compensation claim will also include an amount based on the impact that your back injury has had on your life. This is designed to make sure that you do not lose out financially as a result of your back injury. This can include the cost of any medical treatment that you may have had to pay for privately, for example if there is a long delay to access physiotherapy via the NHS you can be reimbursed for this if you pay privately. If you are unable to work during your recovery, you can also apply for money to compensate you for the money you would have earned had you still been able to work. If your injuries are very serious, you may be able to claim for any modifications you need to your home or vehicle to make sure that you are able to continue to live the life you want.
Working with our dedicated team allows you to be sure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses that you have incurred following your back injury. Our team work hard to get you the best possible compensation payment to give you the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Will It Take Long To Complete My Back Injury Compensation Claim?
Keyword compensation claims can take different amounts of time to complete, with some taking much longer than others. We understand that you want to resolve your back injury as quickly as possible to give you the financial support that you need to put your back injury behind you.
Some of the very quickest cases to resolve can be completed in as little as a few weeks. These are always very simple cases in which the other side has accepted liability very quickly and without the need for extensive evidence-gathering. These cases are usually for the less serious injuries, as the compensation amounts are smaller ad there is less incentive for the other side to draw out negotiations to encourage you to accept less compensation than you are entitled to.
Personal injury claims in which the other party does not accept liability, or if there are other complications, can take significantly longer than a simple case. If you have to go to court to have a judge decide how much compensation you deserve following your accident, your claim may be delayed even longer.
What If I Am Worried About How To Afford My Back Injury Compensation Claim?
We believe that everyone is entitled to the legal help they need to make a back injury compensation claim. The time immediately following your back injury can be difficult, both emotionally and financially, so we don’t believe that you should have to make large, up-front payments or have to put yourself at financial risk to get the compensation you deserve.
A no win no fee agreement means that we are able to act as your solicitors without you having to pay any fees until you receive compensation. As the name suggests, if we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay anything. This takes the risk out of making a back injury claim and ensures that justice is available to everyone. With a no win no fee agreement, our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you always know exactly how much you will receive before accepting an offer of a compensation settlement, and also ensuring that you will always receive the lion’s share of the payment.
In a very few situations, we are unable to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. Although this is rare, we will make sure that we tell you immediately if you fall into this category. If you are unlucky enough to have your back injury claim be ineligible for no win no fee agreements, we will discuss a variety of alternative funding options with you to help ensure that you get the legal help you need at a price you can afford.
If you are thinking of making a back injury compensation claim, call now or claim online and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve for your back injury.
If I Lose My Compensation Claim, Will I Have To Pay For My Back Injury?
We guarantee that you will not be asked to make any payments whatsoever if we are unable to win you the compensation you deserve. The most important thing to understand about making a no win no fee back injury compensation claim is that it is utterly free from risk for you. If we don’t get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay a penny. This means that you can be completely sure that you will never be left worse off as a result of seeking justice for your accident.
What Is The Time Limit For Making A Back Injury Compensation Claim?
Compensation claims for back injury should be made as soon as possible after the accident or injury that led to them. Except in extremely exceptional circumstances, all claims should be made within 2 years of the accident. If you are coming close to the two year time limit, it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.
In a few instances, you might want to consider waiting before making your back injury compensation claim. This allows you to be sure of the full extent of your injuries before you begin your claim and gives you a better idea of how long it is going to take you to heal. It is still vital that you talk with our personal injury specialists as soon as possible, however, as we will still be able to give you the expert legal advice you need to give you the best chance of getting the full compensation you deserve.
How The Back Injury Compensation Claim Process Works
Making a back injury personal injury compensation claim is simple.
The first thing to do is to make sure that you have the help of a personal injury claims solicitor. Our team of experienced personal injury claims specialists are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your back injury compensation claim. You can call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time convenient to you.
The first thing we, as your solicitors, need to do is notify the other person that you are making a back injury compensation claim against them. We ask them to accept that they were at fault and we give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If the person at fault in your accident denies that they were to blame, we will collect all of the evidence we can find and present them with a strong case as to why they are liable. This can include pictures, videos and statements, as well as more technical and legal backing documents if needed. Once presented with this evidence, almost all employers will accept that they are liable.
Once we have established and agreed who was to blame, we will then conduct negotiations on your behalf to agree the amount of compensation that you will accept. It is very common for the other party to offer a very low amount of compensation to begin with, to see whether you will accept this (a practice known as making a lowball offer). We will always advise you as to whether we believe that the amount of compensation being offered for your injuries is fair or not. Whether to accept an offer of compensation will always be your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain this to the other party and provide the reasons we believe that you are entitled to a higher amount.
It is very rare for it to be impossible to reach agreement on the settlement amount for a personal injury compensation claim. In cases where the other person refuses to accept liability, or if we are not able to reach agreement as to a fair amount of compensation, we may need to go to court to get you the compensation you deserve.
How Do I Start Making A Back Injury Compensation Claim?
Our clients are sometimes uncertain about whether to make a back injury compensation claim, following their back injury. This is understandable, as the process can seem daunting. Our hard-working team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help and guide you through the process step by step.
When you are ready to begin making your back injury compensation claim, or if you would like to discuss it further before making the first step, you can call us or claim online and take advantage of our free call back service at a time that is convenient for you. Our dedicated team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure that you have access to the help you need.
During our call, we will make sure that we understand all of the details of your back injury claim. It is important that we know all of the circumstances surrounding your back injury (in particular who you believe was to blame), the impact that it has had on your life and the full extent of your injuries. This information allows us to give you an accurate estimate of your chances of winning your case, and the amount of compensation you can expect if we do.
How Do I Know Whether I Can Make A Back Injury Claim?
If you have suffered a back injury, you may be wondering whether you are able to make a back injury compensation claim. In most cases you can, but there are a few things that must be true for your claim to be successful.
You are only able to make a compensation claim for things that you have actually suffered. You are only able to make a back injury compensation claim if you have experienced a back injury, not if you suffered a near miss. Similarly, you are only able to make a claim for the damage you have actually sustained, not the damage that you could have suffered, or for injuries that you narrowly avoided.
The next requirement for you to make a back injury compensation claim is that there must have been someone else to blame for what happened to you. This person or organisation does not need to have taken specific action, or to have been present when your back injury happened, but they must have had some form of responsibility for your welfare. For accidents that took place in the workplace, this can be very straightforward to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care.
The person who was to blame for your back injury must have been able to predict or foresee this event occurring. This is not saying that they must have known that it would happen, but it must have been sufficiently plausible that a reasonable person in that role should have been able to anticipate something along those lines taking place.
The final requirement is that they must have failed to take enough measures to keep you safe. Even if they have taken some measures, you are still able to claim if these were clearly inadequate.
If you have suffered a back injury and you believe that someone else was to blame, we are here to help you put together the best possible back injury compensation claim. Call our experienced team of expert personal injury claims solicitors or claim online today to see how we can help.
How To Respond Following A Back Injury
The most important thing to do after your back injury is to make sure that you are safe from further harm or injury and that you are getting the first aid or medical assistance you require. Once you have made sure that this is the case, there are some steps that you can take, if you feel that this is possible for you, which can help to provide additional evidence to support your back injury compensation claim.
The simplest thing you can do to help your back injury compensation claim would be to write down everything you can remember from the time surrounding your back injury. This can include anything that happened prior to it but that might be relevant as well as details of the aftermath. The more details that you can write down now, the easier it will be for you to remember all of the important information if your case has to go to court.
It can also be worth making sure that you have a note of the names and contact details of anyone who might have witnessed your back injury. If there is anyone who can support your description as to what happened, or who can back up your assertion as to who was to blame, this can be an advantage when it comes to making your compensation claim.
If you are able to, it can also be very helpful to collect photographs or videos of the area where your back injury occurred. Taking these with your phone, especially if you have some form of geotagging enabled, as this provides additional proof that the pictures were taken when and where you say.
Whilst these can all help to support your claim later, none of them is essential and you are still able to have a successful back injury compensation claim, even if you have not been able to achieve any of them. The most important thing you can do to help guarantee the success of your claim is to call our expert team or claim online to see how we can help.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help?
We are here to help take the stress out of your back injury compensation claim. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure that you have all the access to expert legal advice, when you need it. Call us now or complete our online claims form and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient to you.
It only takes a short call to start the process of making your back injury claim. During this call, our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen carefully to everything you tell us, making sure that we understand the full extent of your injuries, the causes of your back injury and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This allows us to give you the kind of detailed and personalised advice we believe you deserve.
Our highly-experienced team of back injury claims solicitors are also ready to take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with your back injury compensation claim. We know that many clients hesitate before making a back injury claim, because they are concerned that it will be complicated and time-consuming. With our help, everything will be taken care of. We can even arrange a home visit to help you with any paperwork that you do have to sign yourself, if this is something that would help you.
Making a back injury compensation claim doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, and with our help, it won’t be.
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