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Back injury compensation payouts vary depending on severity. If you’ve suffered a no-fault injury we are here to help you make a no win no payment claim today.
Back and spine injuries
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, one in six Australians reported having back problems in 2014-15 – 3.7 million people. 80% of all these people also reported some form of mobility limitation, stopping them from working or going about their business.
The human back is complex and consists of muscle, bone, joints and nerves extending from the neck to the pelvis. An injury to this structure can cause severe pain and could cause temporary or permanent disability. The most common types of back injury include sprains and strains, fractured vertebrae and herniated disks.
Some people who have suffered a back injury may experience a full recovery following a course of medicine and reduced activity. However, even relatively minor injuries are still painful, distressing and likely to result in financial loss. Injuries that are more serious could require surgery or ongoing physical therapy.
If you injured your back due to negligence or through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to make a back injury compensation claim.
Call us for free impartial advice about your accident and injuries.
Our team of specialists will be able to determine your eligibility to make a claim in minutes.
Either way, there is no obligation to proceed with us when you call.
Assessing the severity of your back injury
Back and spine injuries range in type and severity and a GP or medical professional will require to examine you for an expert opinion.
The medical report is used as evidence to make your case stronger.
Your personal injury lawyer uses this evidence to demonstrate your pain and suffering has had a detrimental effect on your daily life, finances, and those around you.
If you’re considering making a claim or just need more information, you can get in touch with our specialists on 1800 106 107. They’ll let you know whether they think you have a claim and answer all your questions.
If you choose to make your claim for compensation with us, our no win no payment lawyers will ensure that you won’t be left out of pocket.
Will I need to have my back injuries assessed?
When making a claim for compensation no matter what type of injury you suffered medical assessments are compulsory. During a medical, you will discuss with the doctor how your injuries have affected your day to day life. They will also ask you to explain in detail which parts of your life have been impacted the most.
Medical assessment centres and littered throughout Australia and when choosing a lawyer to handle your case it’s good to find out if they partner with medical centres in your area. Many lawyers have their go-to assessors, however, their preferred doctor’s practice may be in an inconvenient location for you.
Millner and Knight is a national claims management company with personal injury lawyers and medical centres throughout all states.
Instances of back injuries
If you have hurt your back and are unsure who was at fault, call one of our specialists to talk you through the accident and determine your eligibility for back injury compensation.
Our personal injury experts have helped people receive compensation for back injuries sustained:
- Back injuries are often caused by rearward impact car collisions where your body is thrown forwards and backwards in rapid motion, known as ‘whiplash’, named after the movement of the spine as it cracks like a whip. Back injuries sustained in these circumstances may be anywhere on your back, and can often lead to symptoms like pins and needles in your hands or other areas due to nerve injuries in your back.
- Through lifting and carrying heavy objects in the workplace due to improper training. Back injuries are actually one of the most common types of injuries you can suffer at work.
- By a slip or trip caused by a wide variety of factors such as spillages, damaged flooring or pavement, and/or other hazards left on the floor. These may occur in shopping malls, public places, or at work.
- Caused by a fall where even the smallest height can cause a temporary or even permanent back injury.
- When using a faulty or damaged product – typically chairs that are not fit for purpose and lead to prolonged back injuries.
How much back injury compensation can I get?
The amount of compensation owed to you for a back injury suffered in a no-fault accident will depend on the severity of your injury. Many variables make contribute to the final compensation amount. the two main factors of back injury compensation would be past and future lost earnings and pain and suffering.
In order to get a high compensation payout, you should choose a lawyer who specialises in back injuries to handle your claim. This way no stone is left unturned when negotiating your compensation. Millner and Knight have lawyers across the country who practice in these types of cases, and also work on a no win, no worries basis.
Try our new back and spine injury calculator to find out how much compensation you could be owed.
What to do next
So if you have suffered back injuries like the ones mentioned above (or something similar) and want to learn more about claiming compensation, we can help.
The best way to start a claim is with a free no obligation consultation with one of our customer service consultants. A practising lawyer will then determine your eligibility and let you know if you can make your claim for compensation on a no win, no charge basis.
Why Millner and Knight?
Our lawyers are committed to getting you maximum compensation for your back injury. Every day we help people injured in no-fault accidents start their journey to compensation.
When you call us, we will never ask or pressure you into starting your claim with us. You will receive impartial advice tailored to your situation and be able to speak with a solicitor who specialises in cases like yours.
At the end of our phone call, it’s up to you whether you wish to take things further or not. If you do, we can provide you with top-class legal representation anywhere in Australia.
We handle all claims on a strictly no win-no lose basis so regardless of the outcome, you won’t be left out of pocket.
FAQ’s about back injury claims
How much is the average settlement for a back injury?
The average settlements for back injury claims vary quite dramatically depending on several factors.
Some of the things your lawyer will take into account when negotiating your final settlement include:
- Your age and profession
- The severity of your injuries
- Any need for future medical treatment
- Type of accident that caused your back injury