A back injury can cause months and years of losses along with thousands of dollars in medical expenses. However, the injury aftermath doesn’t have to be a lonely experience. With the support of family, friends, and experienced attorneys, the process can be much easier than you think.
For over two decades, the Austell personal injury lawyers at John Foy & Associates have helped victims recover from a back injury and get the compensation they deserve. From walking you through the legal process to negotiating with insurance companies, John Foy & Associates have got you covered.
What Is a Back Injury?
A network of blood vessels and nerves feeds the back, which is composed of bone and muscle. During walking, running, lifting, and other activities, the back bears much of the body’s weight. A back strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is injured, while a back sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or torn.
There is a high rate of back injuries, especially in the lower back. It is possible to experience pain and discomfort in the back when there is an injury to the bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles, or nerves.
A sprain, strain, herniated disk, or vertebral fractures are all common injuries. The seriousness of the injuries depends on the cause and extent of the damage.
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10 Things You Should Know About a Back Injury
Here are 10 things you should know about a back injury:
- Pain in the back that persists can be frightening, but it’s rarely dangerous
It’s not uncommon to end up in a wheelchair when you suffer from persistent back pain, but it’s rarely life-threatening.
- Back pain is not caused by aging
Researchers have found that evidence-based treatments can help at any age, despite the widespread belief that getting older causes or worsens back pain.
- Tissue damage caused by persistent back pain is rare
Our backs are strong. In most cases, if you experience pain beyond three months after an injury, there are other factors contributing to it.
- Back pain is rarely diagnosed by scans
Most people don’t need scans, but some do. Scans can reveal many scary-sounding things, including disc bulges, degeneration, protrusions, and arthritis.
- It is not harmful to experience pain while exercising or moving
The spine and surrounding muscles become very sensitive to touch and move when pain persists. Movement and activities cause pain because your structures are sensitive – not damaged.
- Poor posture does not cause back pain
Postures that are healthy for the back include a variety of positions. It is safe to sit, bend, and lift with a round back during everyday tasks – it may even be more efficient!
- Back pain does not result from a weak core
As a protective response to back pain, people who have weak ‘core’ muscles tense their ‘core’ muscles and pull their belly in during activities.
- Daily loading and bending do not wear out the back
Exercise strengthens muscles and moves, and loading makes the back stronger and healthier.
- There is no need to worry about damage to your body when you experience pain flare-ups
There is usually no tissue damage associated with pain flare-ups, although they can be very painful and scary.
- Usually, injections, surgery, and strong drugs don’t work
Persistent back pain is usually not treated well with spinal injections, surgery, or strong drugs such as opioids in the long run.
It’s a Good Idea to Call a Back Injury Lawyer
Questions are normal after a serious accident. How will you recover? Despite your injuries, when can you return to work?
How should you proceed? Is it necessary to hire a back injury attorney?” After an accident, many people will ask this question, and most of the time, the answer is yes.
Your back injury lawyer will be able to resolve your case more quickly and efficiently the sooner you hire one. You can learn more about why by answering these questions. The sooner you contact an attorney after your accident, the better your chances of recovering from your injuries.
Accident victims who suffer severe injuries often have substantial medical bills, extended medical treatment, and no or limited income to cover those bills.
Filing a Back Injury Claim
You may be eligible to make a back injury compensation claim if you have suffered a back injury due to someone else’s negligence, whether it was at work, in a car accident, or elsewhere. In the event you have suffered a back injury, we can help you file a compensation claim. We can provide free legal advice about your options if you contact our advice center.
It is not uncommon for people to claim compensation for back injuries sustained in the workplace or traffic accidents. Because of the long-term impact on the victim’s independence and quality of life, back injury compensation claims can be complex. Although spinal injuries can be fatal, even minor back injuries can impair the victim’s quality of life, restrict their movement, and hurt their psychological well-being.
A personal injury claim expert at John Foy & Associates can assist you with making a back injury compensation claim if you, a friend, or a colleague sustained a back injury due to the negligence of someone else.
Compensation for Back Injury Accidents
Personal back injury solicitors will review your case with you before helping you claim compensation for a back injury. As part of this assessment, they’ll look at:
- The defendant owed you a legal duty of care
- An accident resulted from their negligence
- Your back was injured
Duty of care is usually determined by law. If you suffered back injuries in a car accident, you might be entitled to compensation under the Road Traffic Act 1988. If your back injury occurred at work, you could also use the Health and Safety at Work Act. During your solicitor’s preliminary checks, they will assess this for you, so you shouldn’t be overly concerned.
It is your responsibility to provide proof showing how and why the accident occurred during the back injury claims process. To that end, we’ll explain how you can support your case in the future. When it comes to valuing your back injury compensation claim, it’s crucial because once you accept a settlement, there are no reversals.
Our back injury solicitors will assess your case properly to make sure you receive the most compensation possible if you work with them.
Contact an Austell Back Injury Lawyer Today
The team at John Foy & Associates can handle all aspects of your back injury compensation claim, ensuring that you and your family receive the financial settlement you deserve if you have suffered a back injury. An Austell back injury lawyer at John Foy & Associates has years of experience and can provide high-quality medical care and practical financial support information.
Contact the team if you are interested in pursuing a back injury compensation claim.