Slipped Disc Accident Claims & Compensation
Lifting injuries and trauma are the two main kinds of accidents and injuries injury leading to a herniated disc. Lifting injuries can often come about because of an accident at work and trauma injuries can occur as a result of an assault. Talk to us about slipped disc accident claims & compensation we are here to help you.
You could make a claim if the accident was the fault of a third party and negligence on their behalf can be proven.
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A herniated disc is also known as a prolapsed disc or a slipped disc. The condition occurs predominantly in the lumbar region of the back between spinal vertebrae and can be very painful.
Herniated disc compensation runs parallel to the level of severity of an injury. The impact the injury has had on your ability to work, and enjoy life and whether or not you have had to pay for any medical expenses will also be considered when calculating how much compensation for a herniated disc.
The guide below is aimed to give you an indication of how much compensation for a herniated disc. The settlement fee in any personal injury case is reliant upon the degree of the injury and what impact there has been on your ability to carry on with your everyday life.
Slipped Disc Accident Claims & Compensation Amounts
Disc lesions or fractures which cause extreme pain, impaired mobility and sexual function or psychological damage
£30,910 up to £55,590
A prolapsed invertebral disc with the need for surgery or a damaged invertebral disc with nerve root irritation which has resulted in reduced mobility
£22,130 – £30,910
A prolapsed or herniated disc that requires laminectomy or has become a recurring condition
£9,970 – £22,130
Minor disc prolapses
£1,950 up to £9,970
How To Make A Claim For A Slipped Disc
Most herniated discs will heal within a matter of weeks but some can be very debilitating and may require surgery. Your injury or accident claim will be stronger if you can show accident or police reports relating to your injury.MAKE AN ENQUIRY TODAY
HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?
At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.
A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the discussion you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.
A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
MAKING A Slipped Disc Accident Claims
If you have suffered an accident at work and believe you could have a valid manual handling claim then it is advisable to get in touch with a qualified personal injury lawyer.
Your claim will assess the level of pain and suffering you have experienced. If you have experienced any financial loss through being unable to work this will be factored into your claim. In addition, if you have had to pay for medical expenses, you may also be able to recover these in your claim.
At Jefferies, our no-win no-fee solicitors specialise in workplace compensation claims. We work on many kinds of cases including manual handling claims.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.
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