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Back Injuries

Back Injuries

Now-a-days, back injuries are becoming more common, causing from strains, pulls, bending, heavy lifting and twisting. People in particular fields and industries are more exposed to such activities like those who are involved in construction jobs, athletic events, nursing, factory work and weightlifting. Some more causes of back pain may include repetitive movements of the body, stress, posture and force. Whatever are the causes; these injuries make the individual to depend on heating pads, ointments, over the counter drugs and never-ending medical assistance.

Back is a complex system of ligaments, muscles, nerves and bones. When an injury takes places in the back, the damages caused may be traumatic and severe. Apart from work-related injuries, vehicle accidents can also cause severe problems to the cervix, lumbar and the thorax regions of the back. It can even be fatal if the soft spinal tissue is harmed, and the important thing is that it takes a long time to recover a back injury. Therefore, the injured person has complete right to claim for compensation in his or her favour. The compensation amounts for these personal injuries depend upon the fault of the person, the amount of wages lost, the extent of injuries and a foretold duration of recovery process.

At work places, people often get injuries involving twisting and lifting, including torn ligaments and slipped discs. Workers of food delivery services, laundry services, postal delivery services, courier companies, lumber mills and hospital nurses are particularly susceptible for these injuries as their work engages lot of lifting loads and other types of strenuous activities. The employer can be claimed for personal injury settlements if the person injured can prove that the he or she had to work in stressful conditions, he or she had heavy workload, there was a shortage of staff members or he or she had to work for extended overtime periods.

Minor back injuries can be healed quickly after some days of bed rest, but severe ones may even cause permanent pain, disability and mental trauma in the person. The medical treatment procedures involved are generally expensive which may include extensive hospitalisation, medication, therapies and surgeries. All this needs a lot of money to spend, and why should the injured person and his or her family members should worry if there is no fault of them, but of the other person whose negligence has caused the disturbance in their family. A professional attorney specialising in cases of personal injuries can be hired under such circumstances, who will deal with the party as well as the insurance companies involved, who will take care of the contract, the queries of the injured person and who will keep the person and the family member informed and updated about the procedure.

Whether you were injured on the road, at work, in a public place or elswhere you are likely to have a claim to pursue provided it can be proved that the accident was the result of someone else's negligence.

You would be wise to use a solicitor to handle your claim and Cooks Legal is a specialist practice dealing only with claims for accident victims. We operate on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to the claimant and will provide a free legal assessment of your claim if you simply complete our Online Application Form.

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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