Back and Spinal Injury Claims

A spinal or back injury can cause drastic changes to a person’s life and making a claim for compensation can help you cover the costs of future care and loss of earnings.

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Making a back and spinal injury compensation claim

Claiming compensation for a back or spinal injury is about more than just receiving compensation for your pain and suffering. It is about gaining financial security for you and your family for the long term; it is about ensuring the professional care you need can be afforded, both now and in the future.

A back or spinal injury compensation claim is also about getting you the help you need to overcome the challenges of such an injury. This can mean securing compensation to pay for amendments to your home, so it better meets your needs, or to provide for moving to a new home altogether.

Your claim can also provide for any equipment or transportation necessary to assist you or your family members in daily life.

What can cause back and spinal injuries?

Back and spinal injuries can happen in several different ways and identifying what type of injury you have sustained and how it has affected your life will be crucial to the success of your claim.

Any financial settlement will depend largely on how much long-term pain and/or disability you suffer because of your injury. The severity of back and spinal injuries can vary tremendously, from someone being in pain for only a few weeks to being permanently disabled or in pain for life.

Spinal and back injuries could be caused by:

Even so-called common spinal and back injuries can have huge effects on your daily life. A back injury can cause great pain and severely impact movement. Having to miss out on work, or having your prospects affected could be grounds for a compensation claim.

Spinal Injuries that you can make a claim for

How much could a back or spinal injury claim be worth?

Injuries to the back can be complex, particularly where these involve spinal injuries. This is due to the significant, debilitating effects such injuries can have and the impact they can have on the life of the injured individual.

Every spinal and back injury will be different, so the amount of compensation received will vary case by case. To get the maximum compensation for you and your family, it is best to speak with one of our solicitors and get an expert opinion.

As mentioned before, the amount of compensation you could receive will be directly influenced by the severity of the injury and the ongoing effect that it is going to have on your life. An injury that leaves a long-lasting impact on you and your family’s lives will likely receive more compensation than one that has a short terms impact.

Some spinal and back injuries are so serious that a person can be left paralysed. It is in these types of cases where compensation is needed for a person to adapt to their circumstances.

You can also use our claims calculator below, to get a rough idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to.

What will a back or spinal injury claim pay for?

The compensation you receive for your spinal injury is designed to help you pay for the changes to your life resulting from your spinal or serious back injury.

Depending on the severity of the injury, damage to the spine could leave a person unable to walk, work, or properly care for themselves. A compensation claim helps pay for providing future care, adaptations to your home, and any loss of future earnings.

How is medical negligence compensation calculated?

Will I have to go to court for a back or spinal injury claim?

In 2021, just over 3% of claims required court proceedings for parties to come to a resolution. It is therefore unlikely that you will need to go to court.

Most claims can be settled out of court, so long as both parties can agree to a settlement amount. A claim may only need to go to court if there is a disagreement over who was at fault for the incident, or if there is a disagreement over the amount of compensation awarded.

What happens when a compensation claim goes to court?

Choosing the right solicitors for your claim

Back and spinal injury cases have the potential to be extremely complex and could take a while to reach a resolution. It is essential that you choose the right spinal injury solicitors for your claim, who have experience in dealing with such complex cases as spinal injury claims.

Blackwater Law is one of the leading back injury compensation solicitors in the UK, for a wide range of back and spinal injuries. We have the necessary knowledge and expertise to give you the best possible chance of securing the compensation that you and your family need.

Blackwater Law personal injury solicitors successfully obtained £3.2million compensation for Mr Irving who suffered serious spinal injuries and was left disabled after falling down stairs.

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No win, no fee back and spinal injury claims

Blackwater Law represents all clients making a spinal or back injury claim on a no-win, no-fee basis. Ultimately, this means that should your claim for compensation be unsuccessful you will not owe any legal fees.

If your claim is successful, our legal fees will be a percentage of the compensation amount that you are awarded. This percentage will be agreed upon with you from the outset of your claim. You can check our personal injury compensation claim calculator to see what compensation amount you might be entitled to receive.


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