Claiming compensation for back injuries in a road accident
Regardless of what type of road accident caused your back injury, if you were not at fault, our team could help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you suffered a back injury as a driver or passenger of a car accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle crash or as a pedestrian.
Suffering from a back injury is not only debilitating but also fraught with frustration. Back injuries can grind your life to a halt. In some cases, the effects of a back injury are permanent. Even when it isn’t, they can take time heal. You may wonder if you’ll ever get your full mobility back. We’ve seen how much of a financial impact a back injury can have, long periods of time off work with lower pay can leave you struggling to keep up with every day and special or unexpected expenses. To us, this feels wrong, but we can help you make it right.
If you suffered an injury due to the carelessness or inaction of another driver, we can help you make a back injury claim. Unlucky can provide you free, impartial advice or you can fill in our secure online form to arrange for us to call you back. We can also provide you with a free, accident hire car while yours gets replaces or repaired.
We are a compassionate firm and never pressure you or anyone else into making a claim – we’re here to help you understand whether you could claim and to answer all of your questions. We can even help you make a no win, no charge back injury claim.
No two cases are the same. We look at each case on an individual basis so we can help you as best we can.
We’ll work hard to make sure you get the full amount of compensation you’re owed – your lawyer will take the following into consideration:
- Any medical treatment, medications, modifications made to your home
- Any care you’ve received, even if given for free by a family member
- Lost earnings due to recovery time
- The effect your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- The wider effects on your family
Your compensation can’t take away your pain. But it can put things to right. Would you like to calculate your claim?
Common back injuries resulting from road trauma
We’ve assisted many Australians in claims for compensation for a range of different back injuries. Some of these are listed below. If it isn’t, don’t worry. We may still be able to help.
Strains, sprains and pulls
Back injuries often happen when you least expect them. Back strains, sprains or pulls are caused when the muscle is over-stretched or torn. This can cause severe lower back pain and difficulty moving or standing. They could be caused by routine movements you do at work.
Lumbar spine trauma
Lumbar spine trauma is also known as lower back pain. It’s not the only cause of lower back pain, as trauma to your lumbar spine is relatively common. Even so, it can feel like a chronic pain.
There are four types of lumbar spine injuries:
- A fracture – bone break or crack
- A herniation – damage to or movement of the spinal discs
- A sprain – damage or a tear to the supporting ligaments
- A strain – muscular damage
Some back injuries can cause spinal cord damage, which can sometimes be the cause of para- or quadriplegia.
The spinal cord is your body’s central bundle of nerve fibres that travel down your spine.
These nerves connect almost all parts of the body to the brain – damage to the spinal cord tissue can cause paralysis, loss of sensation, spasms, or incontinence.
Brachial plexus injury
Your brachial plexus is a network of nerves in your spine sitting between your shoulder blades.
If the Brachial Plexus is damaged, it can cause an injury called brachial neuritis. (also called Parsonage-Turner syndrome.) The damage to your nerves can lead to feelings of numbness or tingling, as well as pain in the arms and hands. The injury can be life-changing.