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A beginners guide to back injury claims

Don’t stay silent if you have suffered a back injury as a result of an accident. If you have never suffered from back pain before, you are lucky. Whether it is a dull, relentless, throbbing pain whilst walking or a shooting, stabbing pain from lifting something heavy, you can imagine how much this can affect your daily life.

The severity of back pain can vary greatly depending on your injury, lasting anything from a couple of days, weeks to rendering someone disabled with a life of constant pain.

Back injuries can happen from a multitude of accidents but are most commonly caused by:

  • Road accidents
  • Lifting or carrying heavy objects
  • Falling from a height
  • Faulty products
  • Slips, trips and falls

Like a domino effect, injury to one part of your back can cause a reaction in the many muscles, tendons and nerves surrounding the spinal cord, or to one of the 24 small bones or discs making up the spine.

This reaction can even distort the true source of the problem; upper back and neck pain refers into your shoulder, arms and hands whilst lower back pain can refer into your pelvis, buttocks, legs and feet.

Therefore, if you were the victim of an accident caused by someone else, and you are suffering from pain in your back, pelvis, arms, legs, shoulder or buttocks, it might be an indirect result of back pain.

Before making a back injury compensation claim, ensure you have been medically examined by a doctor or osteopath who concur your pain is a result of a back injury from the accident.

This is where PHC Law will step in; we work on a no-win-no-fee basis to secure the compensation you are entitled to. With over 100 years collective experience PHC Law has a 98% success rate in all accident claims taken on, including back injury claims.

This makes PHC Law one of the UK’s most trusted and reliable law firms when pursuing back injury compensation claims.

Get in contact with PHC Law so we can assess and start fighting your back injury claim today!