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Back Injuries

Back Injuries

The human back is a complex system of ligaments, muscles, nerves and bones and when it is injured, the damage can be traumatic and severe. Major causes related to back injuries are road accidents and also work related issues. Strenuous activities such as repetitive bending, heavy lifting, twisting and sitting or standing in the same position for longer periods of time can also result in back related injuries. Automobile accidents may cause serious injuries to the cervix, thorax and the lumbar regions in the back and if damages result in soft spinal tissues, then they may even prove to be fatal. The worst part about back related injuries is that the recovery process is usually very slow as well as painful.

As far as injuries at work place are concerned, people often protract injuries that involve twisting and lifting and these kinds of injuries may include torn ligaments and slipped discs. Employees of specific professions like food delivery and laundry services, postal services, courier companies, workers of lumber mills and hospital nurses are particularly susceptible to sustain injuries in their back because their job involves lot of strenuous activities and lifting heavy loads.

Minor injuries like back pain can be healed quickly after some days of rest but serious injuries like those to spinal cord can cause pain, disability and a lot of mental trauma for the victims. The treatment procedures are expensive and often need extensive hospitalisation, medication, therapy and even surgery in extreme cases. Some back injuries that may seem minor may even become critical over a length of time and that is why it is important to seek medical attention immediately after you realise that you are not feeling comfortable.

If your back injury is work related, then you can pursue a personal injury attorney so that you can file a compensation claim against your employer. An employer will be held responsible for your back injury by law if you can prove in the court that your injuries are caused due to stressful working conditions in your workplace such as shortage of staff, extended hours of work, heavy work load and lots of overtime. If you got injured in a road accident, then you can file a similar compensation claim against the person responsible for your injury. The compensation amount that you get largely depends upon the extent of your injuries, your age, your physical health before the accident, your loss of wages and the estimated duration needed for complete recovery.

Injury claims vary in complexity but it is always advisable to use a solicitor to ensure that the claim is properly presented and all areas of possible compensation are included.

Cooks Legal is a specialist practice dealing only with claims for victims of accidents and we will provide a free legal assessment of your case if you complete our Online Application Form. We will handle your claim on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to you.

The information in this article is designed to provide general information only. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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