Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Have you suffered back and spinal injuries in an accident?  Injuries to the back are quite common with a significant proportion of the population having suffered from back pain at some point in their life.  Back strains and soft tissue damage can cause enough pain to make people take time off work, whilst longer term issues such as prolapsed disc can take up to a year to fully heal and sometimes require surgery. 

Spinal cord injuries have the potential to seriously affect the life of an individual, resulting in constant pain, impaired physical functions and in the most serious cases, paralysis. Making a back injury compensation claim with permanent symptoms is likely to result in a higher reward than those that heal over time.

  • Back strains/back sprains, prolapsed discs and other soft tissue back injuries from which a full recovery has been made within one year: £900 to £2,900 compensation
  • 2 years up – £5,250 compensation
  • 5 years up – £8,250 compensation
  • Permanent symptoms although still able to lead a fairly normal life up to £15,000 compensation
  • Severe constant pain and associated problems, including risk of osteoarthritis – £25,550 to £46,750 compensation
  • Severe back injuries resulting in incontinence, impaired sexual function etc- £50,000 compensation approximately
  • Back injury of the greatest severity, but short of paralysis – £67,000 to £120,000 compensation

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