There are many causes of back injury:
- Road traffic accidents either through being in a car or other enclosed vehicle, on a motorcycle, or as a pedestrian. Even minor accidents can cause back injuries to those involved. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained from RTA’s when travelling inside the vehicle at the time of impact.
- Participating in sports has many beneficial effects but some sports pose a greater chance of requiring the services of a back injury lawyer. Contact sports such as rugby have seen catastrophic spinal injuries suffered by both professional and amateur players. Read about Matt Hampson’s ordeal after a scrum collapsed and he found himself paralysed, unable to move from the neck down.
Diving can also be a sport with the potential to damage the back. Entering the water from a significant height without the knowledge of how to dive safely, can mean that the effect of entering the water is like a person falling from height and hitting concrete.
- Falling from height is obviously something that could cause harm to your back and spine. People who work at height, such as builders on scaffolding, are more at risk particularly if their employers are not following health and safety procedures correctly. A situation such as this would give the victim cause to follow up and see if he was eligible to make a back injury compensation claim.
- Operations that take place in close proximity to the spine come with a risk of injury caused by surgical error medical negligence.
Blackwater Law are specialists in back injury compensation claims and with a free initial discussion, will determine if your back injury is something for which you would expect to receive compensation. If it is, we take all cases on a no win, no fee basis. So, contact us today and see if you are eligible to make a claim.