You might benefit from using our back injury compensation calculator if you have suffered from a back injury that was caused by somebody else’s negligence. For example, you might have suffered a back injury at work or in a car accident and might have questions, such as:
- How much compensation for a back injury at work will I get?
- What is the average compensation for a back injury
This guide will give you essential information on how to make a personal injury claim. You can also use our back injury compensation calculator to find out how much you might be owed in a settlement for a back injury.
Please get in touch with one of our advisors today for some free legal advice. They might be able to connect you with a solicitor from our panel if you have an eligible claim for a back injury. You can do so by:
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There are two heads of claim that you may be awarded if your claim is successful. These are general damages and special damages.
General damages compensate you for the pain and suffering that comes as a result of your injuries. It also covers the impact on your overall quality of life.
For instance, you might be awarded compensation for a back injury, but if the injury also stops you from attending the gym or doing hobbies, your compensation fee could increase. General damages can also cover psychological injuries such as anxiety.
We have compiled a table including various back injuries and how much they could be worth in compensation. We have used the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), a document that legal professionals use to help them when valuing claims.
With every case being completely unique, these figures should only be used as guidance as the compensation you may be awarded might differ.
|Body Part||Severity||Compensation Bracket||Details|
|Back||Severe (i)||£91,090 to £160,980||Injuries resulting in severe pain, disability and a possible combination of incomplete paralysis and impaired bladder and sexual function.|
|Back||Severe (ii)||£74,160 to £88,430||Nerve root damage that leads to sensation loss, mobility impairment and difficulties with sexual function.|
|Back||Severe (iii)||£38,780 to £69,730||Injuries such as disc fractures leading to chronic conditions resulting in disability.|
|Back||Moderate (i)||£27,760 to £38,780||Residual disability is of less severity than in more severe cases. For example, a prolapsed intervertebral disc with reduced mobility.|
|Back||Moderate (ii)||£12,510 to £27,760||Injuries which accelerate or exacerbate a pre-existing condition, for example.|
|Back||Minor (i)||£7,890 to £12,510||A full or nusiance level recovery is made within 2-5 years without the need for surgery.|
|Back||Minor (ii)||£4,350 to £7,890||A full recovery takes place within 1-2 years without surgery.|
|Back||Minor (iii)||£2,450 to £4,350||A full recovery takes place without surgery within 3 months to 1 year.|
|Back||Minor (iv)||Up to £2,450||A full recovery is made within 3 months.|
|Neck||Severe (i)||In the region of £148,330||Where a neck injury has caused incomplete paraplegia despite wearing a collar 24 hours a day for a period of years.|
Additionally, special damages look to reimburse you for any financial damages sustained due to your injury. For example, you might have to pay medical expenses for physical therapy that isn’t available via the NHS. Other examples include but are not limited to:
- Care costs
- Travel costs
- Home adaptations
Our advisors can guide you through how to use our back injury compensation calculator completely free of charge. Get in touch via our live chat function.
There are two broad categories of injury that you can suffer to the back. Firstly, you could suffer from a soft tissue back injury. This might include bruising, strains and sprains that impacts the muscles, ligaments or other soft tissue.
Furthermore, you could injure one of the vertebrae in the spine. For example, you could sustain a fracture or crush injury that affects one or more vertebrae of your spine.
Due to the back being a vital and delicate area of your body, an injury you suffer may have a major impact, such as permanent disability. In less serious cases, you might suffer from stiffness, pain or a decrease in mobility as you recover which affects what you’re able to do.
If you would like further information on the types of back injuries you could sustain or how much they could be worth in compensation, please do not hesitate to get in touch today. You can also use our back injury compensation calculator.
Below, we’ve included some examples of how an accident that results in a back injury could occur because of negligence.
- You might have been involved in a car accident because another road user was on their phone whilst driving which results in a crush to the back. If they did not follow the guidance in Highway Code and the duty of care set out in the Road Traffic Act 1988, they would be responsible for the accident.
- Your employer might not fix a ladder that you need to work on despite being aware of the issue. You could then fall off, breaking your back in an accident at work. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, they have acted negligently as they should take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of their employees and prevent work injuries.
- You might have had a slip, trip or fall due to loose pathing on the street, leading to a back injury. Despite the council being made aware of the issue, they failed to resolve it. Under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, they are liable for the incident as the party in control of a public space owes a duty of care to visitors.
Recent Statistics For Back Injuries
As per figures collated by the Health and Safety Executive, under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), 51,211 injuries were reported in 2020/21. This included:
- 33% of injuries were caused by slips, trips and falls on the same level
- 18% were caused by lifting or carrying
- 10% from being hit by a moving object
- 8% linked with acts of violence
- 8% falling from a height
If you have suffered from any of the above, please get in contact with a member of our team who can offer free legal advice today.
If you suffer from an injury due to somebody else’s negligence, there are different elements that may impact the compensation fee you receive if your case is won. Most commonly, physical injuries are considered first in personal injury claims.
For example, if you were in an accident in a public place and broke both of your legs, this can cause pain and suffering.
This could lead to psychological injuries, too. For instance, if you’re unable to go to the gym, something you usually do to unwind, you may find yourself stressed and depressed. In some serious back injury claims, you could suffer permanent injuries and find the emotional suffering that comes with it hard to cope with.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team of advisors, who are happy to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can also answer any questions about using our back injury compensation calculator.
Our back injury compensation calculator is a helpful tool that can tell you how much you might be owed if you win your personal injury claim.
Seeking medical attention is the first priority when being injured in any form of accident. This allows you to get the necessary treatment for your injury. It also generates medical records that can be used to support your claim.
Next, you should:
- Record the incident in an accident book if appropriate.
- Gather contact details of any witnesses so that they can give a statement.
- Acquire any CCTV or dashcam footage of the accident if possible. You could also take photographs of your injuries and the scene of the incident, including any potential hazards.
Lastly, it is a good idea to seek legal advice so that you are fully prepared and know what to expect when making a back injury claim. Our advisors can offer you free legal advice free of charge.
A No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel will review the strength of your case before taking it on. This is because they work under a Conditional Fee Agreement which comes under the No Win No Fee umbrella.
This means that you only have to pay the solicitor for the legal services they provide if your claim is successful. There is no requirement for any upfront or ongoing costs whilst your case is being handled.
However, if your case is successful, you will be required to pay a legally capped portion of your back injury compensation settlement. The legal cap that this is subject to means you won’t be overcharged.
Find out whether you qualify to have a No Win No Fee solicitor represent you on this basis by getting in touch with our team.
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We have provided you with some further reading that might help you in regards to using our back injury compensation calculator:
We have also included some of our own guides related to this topic:
- Shoulder injury compensation calculator
- Neck injury compensation calculator
- Cheekbone fracture compensation calculator
If you would like further guidance on using our back injury compensation calculator, please get in touch.
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