Herniated Disc Compensation Claim
Disk herniation may arise as a result of diverse factors. It is especially common in people working jobs that require heavy lifting. To others, it comes as a result of accidents. The damage may occur on the neck region or the back in the spinal cord.
The effects of a herniated disk claim vary greatly depending on the extent of the damage. If the damage is not your fault but another person’s, you have the right to make a herniated disk compensation claim.
How much can you get in compensation for a herniated disc?
When you make a compensation claim, the amount that will be paid to you as compensation for health defects experienced will depend on the severity of the damage.
For the back region, the following levels of severity will see you get the listed amounts in herniated disc compensation:
- About £5,000 to £9,000 for disc prolapse.
- If the damage requires that you get a laminectomy, or if it has become a recurring condition (as it should naturally heal fast if not severe) the compensation can range at £9,000 to £20,000.
- If the damage has extended to the nerve roots, causing irritation or severe, regular pain, and if this requires surgery to correct, you may get compensation in the amounts of £20,000 to £30,000.
- In some extreme cases, fractures and disk lesions may also occur. In such a case, the patient will experience severe pain, and this will require the perpetrator to pay compensation ranging at £30,000 to £50,000.
Disk herniation occurring in the neck region is usually more severe owing to the sensitivity of the area. Consequently, a disk herniation compensation claim will also see you get more in terms of financial compensations.
Compensation for disk herniation occurring in the neck area will vary depending on the severity and will range at:
- About £120,000 for injuries resulting in paraplegia or other types of paralysis.
- About £50,000 damage to soft tissues and surrounding organs.
How to tell the symptoms for a herniated disc and how to get diagnosed?
For most people, the fact that they have a herniated disk, especially in the back region, may not be apparent at all. This is because the damage may not be so severe as to cause any noticeable pain or discomfort. In such minor cases, the herniated disk heals naturally, and this should take several weeks.
However, in other cases, symptoms which basically constitute different pain intensities may be felt. The pain may be insignificant, happening periodically. It may also be severe, coming as a shooting pain. The pain primarily arises from contact between the disk tissue and the raw nerves lining the spinal cord.
For disk herniation happening in the neck region, the symptoms may be more significant. The pain mostly affects one side of the body depending on the section of the disk affected. It may also cause paralysis in certain body parts where the connecting muscle may be affected. This may show in temporary failure at certain times.
To get diagnosed, visit a doctor when you experience the symptoms and give a full account of the symptoms. This will help determine how to approach the herniation.
Are you a “no win, no fee” claims herniated disc solicitor?
Yes, we are a no win no fee solicitor, for your convenience. This implies that you are not obliged to make any payments to us should the claim unfortunately come out unfavourably in your case. As such, you can be assured of financial security when making claims with us.
How to make a herniated disc compensation claim?
If you have determined that you are indeed suffering from disk herniation either in the neck or back region, you can make a herniated disk compensation claim confidently with us. Just call and get in touch with a lawyer to guide you through the process. The lawyer will also represent you in court. Out team of personal injury lawyers are highly trained and experienced in disk herniation compensation claims. We know all the rules of the land, and as such you can be assured of success.
How long until I can claim for a herniated disc?
There are several prerequisites to making a herniated disc compensation claim. For starters, you have to show that you are indeed suffering from the condition. This will require a confirming report from the doctor. Furthermore, you have to first determine that the injury in deed occurred when working or as a result of another person’s actions or incompetence. This is to ensure that the claim has a strong ground in court. As such, the waiting period for making a claim will depend on the time it takes to fulfil these requirements.
Where can I find out more information?
For more information about disk herniation compensation claims, you can get in touch with one of our dedicated lawyers. We have a lot of experience guiding other victims through the land’s legal process, and as such are comprehensively equipped to guide you through any questions you may have.
Successful lawsuits on disk herniation in the past
While for most people it has never occurred that they may be in danger of or even suffering from disk herniation, others who have been unfortunate enough to suffer the problem have filed successful lawsuits throughout the UK.
In one case, a lady filed a successful disk herniation compensation claim in 2011 in Manchester. This was after she slipped and fell while climbing up the upper compartment of a boutique. After falling backwards, she started developing a sharp and regular pain shooting down her back to her thigh. This was later diagnosed to be disk herniation.
She decided to get compensation owing to the owner’s incompetence and filed a back compensation claim. The facts and evidence in her case was more than sufficient, and the boutique owner was ordered to pay £27,700 in compensation.
Fortunately for you, disk herniation is easily treatable through surgery and other means. As such, the condition shouldn’t worry you much. However, you have a right to claim for compensation as justice for harm done to you and also to cover the necessary medical expenses.
File for a disk herniation compensation claim with us today to get justice for the health defects and expenses that come with it. Our team of certified and experienced lawyers will walk you over the process, guiding you throughout the way and representing you fully in court.