You can make a claim for compensation for a back injury immediately following diagnosis by a medical professional. However, you should ensure that your injury was included in your employer’s accident log book in the first instance as this will help to serve as proof that the accident took place. The only other confirmation that needs to exist is that your employer did not provide the correct protection or training for the type of work that you were undertaking and as a result of this insufficiency and negligence, you sustained a back injury. It is advisable to consult a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as is practical following your accident as this will ascertain whether you have a claim and if so will allow for key witness testimonies and other relevant evidence to be gathered to help prove your claim. In cases where an employer refers you to their own medical professional such as occupational health, you should always seek a second opinion at your own general practitioner if you are not satisfied with your employer’s assessment.
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A back injury is often the result of damage or trauma to the tissues, muscles or bones of the back and can be extremely painful to the sufferer. Back injuries are not uncommon in everyday life but are more prevalent in accidents at work for example. Employers should have adequate protective equipment in place where a job demands extensive manual labour as failure to do so can result in countless compensation claims against them. Therefore, it is not surprising that back injury claims and accidents at work are closely connected. If you have sustained a back injury at work where there was insufficient protection or training in place then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against your employer.
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Compensation for back injuries is considered on a case-by-case basis therefore there is no defined amount that can be expected. The total sum of compensation is dependent on the severity of the back injury and the pain and suffering resulting from your accident. Other financial considerations such as your current and future loss of earnings, medical expenditure as well as travel expenses will also be accounted for. The law does provide some guidance as to compensation claims of this nature thus minor back injuries such as soft tissue damage may be awarded up to £9,970 in damages whilst more serious injuries resulting in long-term suffering may be awarded up to £128,320. Therefore, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon after your accident as you can as they will be better able to advise you of your claim, your possible compensation and eventual outcome.
To make a claim you should have received a proper medical diagnosis of your back injury and the extent of the damage sustained by you. You should have ensured that your accident was logged and then you should consult a specialist personal injury solicitor and explain the facts of your case. A specialist will be better able to advise you of the strengths of your claim and how to proceed. Scot Accident Claims boasts an exceptional personal injury personnel therefore have dealt with most types of personal injury complaints and can best advise you on your position
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