How to Claim For a Back Injury
If you have been seriously injured in an accident at work, are in pain and not able to earn money to support yourself or your family, you may be researching “how to claim for a back injury”. If so, you have landed on the right website, as we are expert personal injury lawyers and specialise in helping clients that have been injured at work to claim financial compensation.
From our base in Lincolnshire, we represent clients from across the UK who have been involved in non-fault accidents at work. We have over 20 years of experience in personal injury law and our team have been responsible for winning millions of pounds in compensation, on behalf of our clients.
We have written this guide, to help clients that might be searching for information about how to claim for a back injury.
If you have been injured at work and would like to speak to us, we would be pleased to discuss your enquiry. Call us now on 01507 609027 or send your details to us via the form on this page.
Types of back injury claims we can help you with
Our personal injury solicitors have helped countless clients win compensation for back injuries sustained in the workplace and over the years have advised clients on a wide range of accidents including:
- Crushing injuries caused by working with dangerous or faulty machinery
- Serious back injuries caused by manual handling, carry and lifting heavy objects in factories and warehouses
- Being struck by moving objects, including vehicles and machinery
- Slipping and tripping related back injuries
- Serious and fatal falling injuries, from ladders, roofs, scaffolding and farm buildings
- Work related upper limb disorders caused by either poor workstations or repetitive movements
If the accident that caused your back injury is not listed above do not worry, you still may be able to make a successful claim for compensation.
Call us on 01507 609027 and our back injury lawyers can offer you the expert advice you need to get your claim started today.
So, how do I start a claim?
Every new claim starts with an initial telephone call. Our clients always tell us how difficult it was to make that first call to us, for fear of the claims process and how making a claim may affect their status and relationship with their employers.
We understand how difficult it is coping with a serious injury after an accident at work, which is why we aim to make the process of claiming compensation as stress free as possible for you.
We recognise you may be concerned but rest assured, we will work as hard as we can throughout the claims process and support you every step of the way.
Free initial phone consultation
We offer all back injury clients a free and no obligation initial consultation, during which we will take details from you relating to your accident and your injuries.
We will ask you a series of questions to help us understand how the accident happened and listen to everything you want to tell us about your back injury and how it has affected your life.
We will also request to see your hospital or GP records, which we will obtain on your behalf once you have given us permission to do so. This information relating to your injury will help us decide whether we can assist you with a claim.
When we have a clear picture of how your accident happened, who was to blame and we understand the severity of your back injuries, if we believe there is a good chance of you being able to make a successful claim we will offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
The Work Accident Claims process
Our solicitors handle the entire claims process, from start to finish, on your behalf.
Once we believe you have a good claim and we enter into a No Win No Fee agreement with you, all claims begin by us taking a detailed witness statement from you about the accident. This witness statement forms the basis for your claim.
All employers owe their staff a duty of care to ensure they are not at risk of sustaining an injury whilst carry out their duties. If your employer fails to provide you with sufficient training, carry out detailed risk assessments, maintain machinery correctly or fails in basic health and safety procedures then they may be deemed at fault for your accident.
Ultimately, for us to succeed in a claim we must prove that the cause of the accident was due to a breach of duty by your employer.
Throughout the claims process we regularly attend our clients at their homes to sign documents, take statements and provide claim updates. We believe that getting to know our clients helps us put forward stronger cases, enabling us to secure more compensation as a result.
We will work as hard as we can on your behalf throughout the entire claims process.
How long do claims take to settle?
All work accident claims are different, each with their own set of circumstances so it’s difficult for us to give exact timescales on how long a claim may take to reach a successful conclusion.
A manual handling related back injury, causing the client to have 2 months off work and 6 months of physio may take just 12 to 18 months to settle, whereas a more serious and complex spinal injury claim may take 3 or 4 years to reach a successful conclusion.
You can be sure that the solicitors at Nigel Askew will keep you updated throughout the claims process and offer the highest levels of advice and support.
How much compensation can I claim for?
The amount of compensation you can expect to claim depends on a number of different factors, including the severity of your back injury, whether you have been unable to work as a result, your long-term work prospects and if you require any long term care.
All successful back injury claims may include compensation for the following:
- Compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering
- Compensation for any lost earnings, past, present and future as a result of the accident
- Compensation for any adaptations that may be required to your home
- The cost associated with healthcare and rehabilitation as a result of your injuries
Depending on the severity of your injuries and your current and future financial losses, serious back injury claims can be valued at several hundred thousand pounds and in cases where someone has suffered life changing injuries, they can be valued in the millions.
To discuss a new claim with us, please call us on 01507 609027.
For more information about the potential value of your claim, read our Claims Calculator page.
Are there time limits involved in making personal injury claims?
Yes, there are very strict time limits in place when it comes to thinking about making a personal injury claim.
The law in England & Wales states that you have 3 years from the date of your back injury accident to start a claim. We always recommend to our clients that due to the complex nature of personal injury claims, they should not delay in contacting us to start a claim.
Need more information or would like to start a claim?
We hope this guide has answered your “how to claim for a back injury” question but if you would like further information or would like to speak to us about starting a claim then please contact us now.
Our team of solicitors are on hand now to take your call, offer you expert advice and help guide you through the claims process.
Call us today on 01507 609027.
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