Back Injury Compensation Claims Information

Back injuries are very common in the workplace. The University of Minnesota recorded that over 1 million workers in America suffer from lower back pain and injuries every year. In the UK 4.7 million hours were lost due to work-related injuries. Where sprains and strains may feel the same (being that there is pain in the back), they are different. Sprains involve injury to the back through the stretching or tearing of the ligaments. Strains are injuries that involve tearing of muscle tissue or tendons.

What Does it Mean to Have an Acute Strained Back?

When you sustain a strained back, the licensed chiropractor, medical staff, doctor or practitioner will give you the diagnosis that you have either an acute or a chronically strained back. But what does this mean?

  • Acute Strain to the Back – This is the most typical form of a strain on the back. It occurs when there is a stretching or tear at the junction where the muscle is becoming a tendon. Typically, this occurs when there is a sudden stretching and contracting of the back muscle. This is a sudden and instantaneous injury. Symptoms include intense pain, muscle spasms, loss or restricted mobility, and a decrease in strength.
What Does it Mean to Have a Chronic Strained Back?
  • Chronic Strain to the Back – Chronic sprains are long-lasting or permanent damage which is caused to the spine and/or muscle tissue and ligaments. This is caused by a gradual buildup, repetitive stress, or tendinitis. There are three grades of chronic sprains. In grade one the injury can heal if treated properly. Grade two injuries require that the person is immobilized so that the back can heal. Typically, these injuries take 7 days or more. Grade three injuries are the more severe and require surgery or physical therapy in order to allow for mobility and functionality of the back.

As there are various levels for both acute and chronic strains to the back, you are strongly encouraged to get a professional diagnosis. If you feel that the diagnosis is in error or that the theory and/or treatment is causing more injury to your back, you are strongly encouraged to seek a second opinion from a licensed chiropractor, medical staff, doctor, or practitioner.

Should You File a Claim For Your Strained Back?

Strained backs are a frequent injury in work environments. If you have sustained a strain to your back you may have grounds for a claim, especially if the condition has been diagnosed as a chronic sprain.

If your sprain was the result of improper policies and procedures, either in the form of the existence of faulty procedures or the absence of procedures, which resulted in the sprain to the back, you may have grounds for a claim. In such cases where the procedures were faulty, if the injury was obtained while following the practices and procedures, you more definitely have a claim.

If your sprain occurred while lifting or carrying products or goods for your business, you may have grounds for a claim. Even if you used a back support and/or other safety equipment, if the load carried posed a substantial risk for injury you may be entitled to compensation.

Jobs which require continuous and repetitious strain upon the back need to make know to potential employees the health risks of undertaking such a job. If you were not advised as to the health risks, specifically as it relates to the acute or chronic strain which has occurred to your back, thank you may have grounds for a claim. You may also have grounds for a claim if the potential for injury was misrepresented in order to obtain your services.

What Are the Considerations For a Strained Back?

Because strained backs are so common, cases must be filed in a timely manner and adhere to the regulations and restrictions for filing such a claim.

Compensation claims which are based upon negligence must show that the defendant was at fault for the injury. You are more apt to win your case if policies and procedures were being followed. Your case will also have more merit if you have medical proof of your injury.

Never attempt to promote the injury. Your health and well-being are more important. Improper treatment of your back could result in lifelong injuries and/or paralysis. Always follow the instructions of your medical staff, chiropractor, doctor, or practitioner when treating a strained back. Failure to follow the instructions and treatment will greatly affect the outcome of your case.

Strained Back Injury Compensation Claims Calculator

If you or someone close to you has suffered a strained back injury in the workplace, you could be entitled to compensation. Whether it’s an acute back strain or a chronic back strain, we could be able to help you. If your back injury is preventing you from working or getting on with you daily life over a sustained period of time, get in touch with us today.

Minor Strained Back Injury Compensation Amounts
This bracket of injuries consist of less serious back strains and soft tissue injuries. Symptoms of backache may be prominent here but recovery time may be short. If you are unsure, it’s best to get in touch with us today and we can assess your situation and decide if compensation is viable.
Up to £9,970
Moderate Strained Back Injury Compensation Amounts
Moderate back injury pain may consist of residual disability and may spread across a variety of injuries. Examples of this are a case of compression/crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae where there is substantial risk of osteoarthritis and constant pain and discomfort. If this sounds like your sustainable injury, get in touch with us today.
£22,130 to £30,910
Serious Strained Back Injury Compensation Amounts
More serious strained back injuries may bring on nerve root damage and can impact your life daily in multiple ways. Some of the ways you may be effected is by having impaired mobility, impaired bladder and bowel function, sexual difficulties and unsightly scarring. If your life has suffered as a result of a serious back injury strain at work, get in touch today.
£59,120 to £70,490
Severe Strained Back Injury Compensation Amounts
If you are suffering from a severe strained back injury as a result of a workplace accident, then you may be owed compensation. If you are suffering from severe pain involving root damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots then this is severe and you are entitled to make a claim. This type of injury can lead to very serious implications such as significantly impaired bladder, bowel and sexual function.
£72,620 to £128,230

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Tylers to Make Strained Back Injury Compensation Claims?

Tylers Solicitors is a professional team of legal specialists, able to provide comprehensive and professional personal injury services. Our solicitors can assist you in discovering whether you can make a claim, and the likelihood of success. Throughout the years, we’ve helped hundreds of people to get the compensation they deserve to continue with their lives. 

If you’re looking for a professional, expert legal team, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today.

Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Strained Back Injury Compensation Claims Solicitor?

Here at Tylers, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitors will do all we can to get you the money you may be entitled too. If our legal team fails to get you the compensation, you won’t need to pay us a penny!

Thanks to our no-win, no-fee services, anyone can attempt to get the legal compensation they deserve. You don’t need to be able to pay our legal fees upfront – instead, our fee will be recovered from the eventual settlement.

Is There Any Other Stained Back Injury References?

For further information on strained back injuries, please refer to these references below:

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain/pulled-back-muscle-and-lower-back-strain

http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/guide/low-back-strain

http://www.aans.org/Patient%20Information/Conditions%20and%20Treatments/Low%20Back%20Strain%20and%20Sprain.aspx

 

Can a Back Injury Heal on its Own?

This can vary depending on the the extent of the back injury strain. In a lot of cases, back injuries can often heal in their own time. However, in some cases it takes treatment and professional assistance. If your back pain persists for more than 6-8 weeks then this is a sign that it could be a more long–term problem.

Get in touch with us today if you have suffered from a back injury for a sustained period of time. Even if you’ve only had the injury for a short period of time, we still may be able to help you and assess if you are entitled to compensation.

 

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We Accept Nationwide Strained Back Injury Compensation Claims

Here at Tylers Solicitors, we are proud to offer a complete range of legal services, including strained back injury compensation claims. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts are just a phone call away from helping you to start your claim for compensation. For more information, don’t hesitate to call us directly on 0800 699 0079. Alternatively, you can also email any queries or further questions you might have through our simple online contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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