The seriousness of back injuries varies greatly. At best, it’ll be possible to make a full recovery following rehabilitation; at worst, it’ll have a permanent, life-changing impact. No matter the severity, if you’ve suffered a back injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation to help you deal with the consequences.
When can I make a back injury claim?
Put simply, you can make a back injury claim if someone who owed you a duty of care caused your injury because they breached that duty. You only have three years to make a claim, which starts to run from either the date of the accident or the date you became aware of your injury. To stand the best chances of success, you’ll need to build a strong case backed up by convincing evidence. It’s also necessary to carry out a detailed assessment to figure exactly how much your claim is worth.
How much could I claim for a back injury?
The purpose of compensation is to restore you, as far as possible, to the same position you would have been had you not suffered your injury. There are two types of damages that seek to do this: general damages for your injury, and special damages for all losses and expenses arising from the injury.
Exactly how much you could claim depends on your individual circumstances, but there are official guidelines setting out the range of general damages available for different injury types. According to these guidelines:
- Minor back injuries with a full recovery can attract up to £10,000
- Moderate back injuries such as ruptured discs can attract up to £22,000, while a moderate injury requiring surgery can attract up to £30,000
- Severe back injury leading to chronic conditions can attract between £30,000 and £55,000
- Severe back injury with a special feature, such as impaired mobility, can attract between £59,000 and £70,000
- The most severe types of back injury that have serious consequences can attract between £72,000 and £128,000
These figures only represent general guidelines, and don’t take into consideration any mitigating circumstances or the financial loss caused by an injury. To get a more accurate assessment of how much you could claim for your injury, contact our expert back injury solicitors. We’ll work closely with you to figure out how much your claim could be worth.
Personal injury: why choose us?
Our friendly, knowledgeable team have helped people all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland win compensation for personal injury. We’re experienced, easy to work with and good at what we do. We genuinely put our clients first and always work to get them the best possible outcome.
If you choose us, you’ll have a dedicated solicitor or team of solicitors who are committed to:
- providing support throughout the entire process
- getting you the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to
- delivering quality of service
- keeping costs down
You don’t need to worry about the expenses involved in bringing a claim. Our personal injury experts offer a variety of funding options, will be upfront about the costs involved and can take on some cases on a no win no fee basis.
We know that making a personal injury claim can be daunting. Our aim is to make the process as smooth as possible. We’ll do this by working closely with you so that we can deliver expert guidance and dedicated support tailored to your unique circumstances.
Contact our Back Injury Lawyers Liverpool, England and Wales
Get in touch with an expert personal injury solicitor at Emerald Law by calling us today on 0333 3052 830 or simply complete our online contact form and one of our experienced first response team members will get back to you.