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Back Injury Compensation Claims

While many of us experience occasional back pain, nobody should have to suffer with chronic pain. If you’ve had an accident or suffer long-term back pain through no fault of your own, our back injury claims solicitors could help you get the compensation you deserve.

How To Make A Back Injury Claim

Call us on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation. We’ll take down the details of your case, including the injury type and the circumstances that led to your injury, and assess if we think you have a claim. Whether you were injured at work, on the road or out and about in public, you may have suffered:

  • A lower back injury
  • A sprain or strain
  • A slipped disc
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Spinal injuries.

We’ll determine who’s responsible for your back injury and then talk you through the funding options. If the person you’re claiming against accepts responsibility early on, we may be able to help you get interim back injury compensation payments before your final settlement.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Back Injury Claim?

Generally speaking, the cut-off point is three years after the date of the incident, but there are some exceptions to these time limits. We always advise that you claim as soon as possible after the incident. This helps us to produce the most accurate report and increases your chances of getting compensation.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Back Injury?

There are no set compensation amounts for a back injury claim. Your personal assessment will be based on:

  • The severity of the injury
  • Its impact, for example not being able to take part in a hobby you enjoyed before the accident
  • Loss of earnings
  • Whether or not you’ll need ongoing support.

No Win No Fee Back Injury Claims

Most of our claims are ‘no win, no fee’, which means that yours and your opponent’s legal fees are covered if you’re unsuccessful*. If you’re successful, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from the compensation you receive.

Why Choose Us?

We call our approach the ‘expert hand, with the human touch’. We’ve secured more than £1 billion in personal injury compensation claims for our clients in the last two years, and can help with anything from exacerbation of existing back problems to new injuries.

We understand how stressful this period of your life can be. That’s why we’ll help you with everything from rehabilitation to mediating sensitive claims against your employer.

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Back Injury Claims - More Information
    • What If I Don't qualify for no win no fee?
    • If your case doesn’t meet the no win, no fee criteria, there may be other options available to you.

      You may have Legal Expenses Insurance on your home insurance policy, for example, or you may be a member of a trade union which covers legal expenses. We’ll discuss the best options for you during your initial consultation. 

    • Are there exceptions to the three-year time limit?
    • Adults can make claims for children up until their 18th birthday. If they reach 18 and a claim hasn’t been made for them, they can make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

      There’s no time limit to make claims on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

      If your claim relates to a criminal assault, generally the limit is two years. However, this can be extended in some circumstances, for example if you were too ill to claim.

      If you were injured by a faulty product, you’ll have 10 years from the product launch date to make a claim.

      Finally, if the injury happened abroad, the time limit may be shorter. We can advise you on specific regions.

      Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim. 

    • What are interim compensation payments?
    • Where applicable, interim compensation payments cover ongoing costs while you recover from your back injury, for example, travel expenses to and from hospital. These funds are awarded before your final settlement and will be deducted from your final compensation amount. We’ll let you know if we think you will benefit from interim compensation payments.

    • what if my opponent doesn't accept responsibility?
    • We always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you as this is generally less stressful for all parties, particularly during difficult recovery periods. If your opponent denies responsibility or disagrees with the proposed settlement, we’ll begin court proceedings.

      Often, even when trial dates have been set, claims are settled before reaching court. If it does go to court, we’ll guide you through every step.

I valued the honesty of the solicitor that I dealt with. The approachability and the humanness. They were caring."

Stephanie, client

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