Serious Injury

How much compensation for a serious back injury?

June 8, 2020
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Written by Caroline Morris, Director | Serious Injury Law

Spinal injury compensation can be a complicated beast, and as such, tackling a claim on your own can be a lengthy and complex task.

This article aims to illustrate the amounts involved in an average back injury settlement and we will refer to universal figures as courtesy of the Judicial College Guidelines.

In addition to discussing spinal and back injury settlement amounts, we’ll take a closer look at the long-term risks associated with a serious back injury.

We’ll refer to real-life examples and demonstrate how we have supported our clients each step of the way along their own individual claim experience.

So, if you’re hoping to gain a better understanding of why Fletchers Serious Injury should be your chosen spinal cord injury law firm, this page is a great place to start!

Submitting your spinal injury compensation claim

From a pulled muscle to a sporting accident, if you’re a victim of a serious back injury then you’ll know that the aftermath can negatively impact on your quality of life.

If you’re looking to speak to a trusted spinal cord injury solicitor, Fletchers Serious Injury is happy to discuss your claim, totally free of charge, today.

Due to our experience, we appreciate that a back injury can cause anything from mild discomfort to major paralysis. If the injury has been caused as a result of another person or organisation’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

Should your spinal injury compensation claims be accepted, our 30 years’ experience will ensure that:

  • You understand the severity of your serious back injury and how this impacts on your day-to-day life
  • We present a credible case that demonstrates you weren’t at fault for the injury sustained
  • That you receive the necessary treatment and rehabilitation
  • You’re able to handle any incurred costs and can pay mounting payments with our support

How a serious back injury can happen

As a spinal cord injury law firm, we know all too well that road traffic accidents are a major contributor to spinal injuries the UK.

Suffering a back injury at work is also common, especially when working in construction and manufacturing industries. Our specialist spinal injury lawyers have dealt with many high-value cases that have completely changed a victim’s life, supporting them in rebuilding their lives following injury.

Road traffic accident back injuries

For a road traffic accident serious back injury, average back injury settlements can vary because of:

  • The age of the victim
  • Physical condition
  • Previous, underlying health issues
  • Loss of earnings over a projected period
  • Care and assistance needed

However, when it comes to average personal injury amounts following a serious accident, according to the latest global figures for orthopaedic injuries;

Back injuries:

  • Severe back injuries: £36,390 to £151,070
  • Moderate back injuries: £11,730 to £36,390

In our article, five common back injuries following a road traffic accident our legal experts discuss:

  • The circumstances of a road accident that might result in a serious back injury
  • Common back injuries that can occur as a road traffic accident

This information is really important to know, especially if you’ve been involved in a recent road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault.

Within the article, we’ll also explain how our spinal cord injury solicitors will help you to rebuild your life following a catastrophic accident, like we did with our spinal cord injury specialists, Caroline and Aimee.

Despite the odds, two of our spinal cord injury team members, Caroline Morris and Aimee Moorcroft successfully negotiated a significant financial settlement for one of their clients, despite difficult accident circumstances and poor prospects of the case succeeding.

Accident at work back injuries

Today, there are laws in place across the UK that ensure your employer, regardless of the industry, is legally responsible for the safety of their staff. If they’re not, injuries and accidents at work can happen.

For an accident at work back injury, the average back injury settlement can varies due to a number of significant factors.

However, depending on the severity of your injury you can once again expect to receive the following for your personal injury:

  • Severe back injuries: £36,390 to £151,070
  • Moderate back injuries: £11,730 to £36,390

You can read more about your case eligibility on our Accident at Work Claims page and see first-hand how we successfully represented Iain, who fell six floors from a crane whilst working.

Here you will learn:

  • The circumstances of an accident at work that might result in a serious back injury
  • Common back injuries that can occur as a result of this

If you have been the victim of a serious back injury that wasn’t your fault, as well as approaching your GP for medical advice, you may also want to consider consulting a spinal cord injury law firm, such as ourselves.

Due to our thirty years of spinal cord injury experience, our dedicated legal professionals know that there are holistic measures you can take to help relieve pain yourself. However, sometimes the pain is long-lasting and debilitating:

  • You may not be able to go to work
  • As a result of not working, you then may find yourself behind on payments
  • You may need assistance doing say-to-day activities
  • Your family and social life may suffer

If this has happened, you’ll want to know about your eligibility for a spinal cord injury compensation claim.

If you are seeking spinal injury compensation, our specialist serious injury lawyers are ready to discuss your claim with you today!

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