An injury to your back can be one of the most debilitating and agonising experiences – practically preventing you from doing any type of physical activity. A compression fracture to one of the vertebrae or a herniated disc can be painful when it first happens and also lead to health problems later in life if not treated adequately. When that back injury has been caused in an accident which was not your fault, such as in a road traffic accident or an incident in the workplace, you are entitled to make a back injury compensation claim against the person responsible.
A back injury compensation claim could, for example, be made against another driver who was to blame for causing a car accident or against a negligent employer who has failed to implement health and safety regulations for the protection of his employees. Compensation amounts for back injury claims can often be a substantial sum, and how much compensation you receive for a back injury claim will vary according to the extent of the injury you have suffered and the circumstances behind the accident. However, before you consider making a back injury compensation claim, your health should be your prime concern.
A back injury is not a complaint that you should take lightly. Your back is an intricate structure of bones, muscles, and other tissues extending from your neck to your pelvis. If you feel a pain in your back, your body is telling you that you have sustained damage, and you should seek medical treatment immediately. No amount of back injury compensation will ever make up for a long term health issue that could have been avoided by timely medical attention, and your visit to the doctor will be recorded in your medical notes which, in turn, will be used to support your back injury compensation claim.
Making a Back Injury Compensation Claim
A back injury compensation claim is made to the Injuries Board Ireland. Your application has to be accompanied by your medical notes and any accident report available – typically from the Gardai in the event of a road traffic accident or your employers “Accident Report Book” if the back injury occurred in the workplace. A claim for back injury compensation can be made online or via a form available from the Injuries Board Ireland, but due to complexities of a back injury compensation claim it is always best completed and submitted with the aid of a specialised personal injury claims solicitor.
One of the main reasons for this is that the Injuries Board Ireland application form concentrates on what has happened in your accident and not the long term consequences that you make still have to live with. The Injuries Board Ireland will assess your back injury claim for compensation with reference to the “Book of Quantum” and make an assessment for the physical back injury you have sustained. If you want to be sure that you receive sufficient back injury compensation to cover ongoing medical and rehabilitation costs, you should speak with an expert in such matters before submitting your application form.
In order for you to have access to practical and helpful information about making a back injury compensation claim, we have established a free telephone advice service which is manned by solicitors ready to discuss your claim with you. The number you should call is – 1800 989 995 – and our lines are open seven days a week between 8.00am and 10.00pm. When you call our back injury claims advice service, there is no obligation on you to proceed with a back injury claim for compensation and all calls to our freephone number are dealt with in the strictest confidence.
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What to Expect When You Call
Our solicitors have been helping people make back injury claims for compensation for more than twenty years, and understand both the trauma you have already suffered and the continuing pain you may be experiencing. Consequently, you will find us considerate of your discomfort and provide advice in clear English when you call.
We will ask you to describe to us the circumstances surrounding your accident, what injuries you sustained and how they were treated. Many back injuries may take a considerable time to heal, so we will also want to know what effect your back injury has had on your quality of life.
Wherever possible we will make a preliminary assessment of your situation, advise you whether you have a back injury claim for compensation which is worth your while to pursue and, if possible at this stage, how much back injury compensation you should expect to receive.
Whether you then decide to proceed with a claim for back injury compensation is entirely up to you. No pressure will be applied in advising you what to do next, and you may well wish to spend a couple of days considering our advice or discussing your options with family and friends.
However, it is in your best interests to call our free advice telephone service on – 1800 989 995 – at your earliest possible opportunity. As mentioned above, a claim for back injury compensation can be a complex affair and take time to compile. All back injury claims have a time limit from the date of your accident in which to submit your application for compensation, so it can only be to your advantage to call our back injury claims advice service today.