BACK INJURY SOLICITORS - ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CLAIMS
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Muscle Sprains and Strains
Sprains are common in workplace situations involving heavy lifting or moving of heavy objects. Lumbar sprain/strain occurs to the lower back region, causing stretching or tearing of the muscle/tendons/ligaments. The muscles are large in this area and when a strain occurs, severe pain is the result.
The cause is damage to the ligaments in the lower back from lifting and twisting movement. The symptoms include sciatica and/or pain and tenderness of the buttocks.
Fracture of the Spine
Fracture of one or more parts of the spinal column (vertebrae) is a serious injury. The spinal cord may be injured depending on the severity of the fracture. Whilst fracture injuries involving paralysis are quite rare they usually give rise to very high value back injury compensation claim settlements.
Vertebral discs act like cushions between the bony vertebrae. Their walls are made of rubbery ligaments and cartilage. The centre of a disc is filled with a dense fluid which acts as a shock absorber when walking or running. If excessive amount of pressure is put on a disc from heavy lifting, long term wear and tear or other injury, it may collapse or bulge out between the vertebrae, placing pressure on nerves or the spinal cord. Discs at the bottom of the back are normally affected but any disc from the skull down may be involved. Symptoms of a slipped disc include severe pain in the buttock or leg (sciatica), numbness and other altered sensation. In extreme cases there may be muscle weakness and paralysis.
A ruptured or herniated disc can cause pain. A bulging disc can compress, irritate and damage the spinal nerve root next to it, causing more pain. A ruptured or herniated disk also commonly causes sciatica. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower spine, behind the hip joint, down the buttock and back of the knee. When the sciatic nerve is pinched, inflamed or damaged, pain (sciatica) may radiate along the length of the sciatic nerve to the foot. Sciatica may cause a pins-and-needles sensation, a nagging ache, or a shooting pain. Numbness may be felt in the leg or foot. Walking, running, climbing stairs, and straightening the leg increases the pain, which is relieved by bending the back or sitting.
Back Injury Solicitors Compensation Claims
LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 352 100
- Our back injury solicitors will provide you with legal advice on your rights and entitlements to compensation with no further obligation.
- Our solicitors are specialists with extensive experience in negotiating, settling and litigating accident compensation claims.
- If you decide to instruct any of our specialists to obtain compensation for you, they will act on a no win no fee basis. Compensation is paid in full and win or lose there is no charge.