Anyone who has suffered a back injury at work or elsewhere knows the pain can go from sharp and piercing, to a relentless, deep ache that lingers. They also know how the pain can affect their whole body and mental state.
However, no matter what level of suffering you are experiencing from a back injury, call the compensation and personal injury law experts at PK Simpson for legal advice. We can help you get the financial relief that a successful claim for a back injury compensation payout can bring.
Our PK Simpson personal injury lawyers can guide you through the injury claim process. And since we work on a “no win, no fee” basis, you can feel confident that we will work relentlessly on your back injury claim with your best interests at heart. We know about all the time limits and all the necessary legal requirements for a successful payout for your debilitating back injury compensation claim.
What Constitutes a Compensable Back Injury?
Back injuries can vary, with wide and long range symptoms. The usual symptoms are touch-tenderness and pain and swelling. The most severe symptoms of a back injury can include breathing difficulties, bladder and/or bowel malfunction, motor deficit and paralysis. These symptoms are associated with a spinal cord injury.
If you’ve suffered a back injury at work, don’t hesitate to seek medical treatment and call a PK Simpson personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to guide you through the claims process.
What Does the Court Consider In a Compensation Claim?
Depending on how severe your back injury presents, the symptoms might be temporary or cause permanent impairment. The court considers the severity of your back injury symptoms and their likely duration. It also considers what effect your injury has on your lifestyle and work.
Your medical and rehabilitation costs and pain and suffering are usually also included in determining whether or not you are likely to receive a compensation payout. How your injuries affect your lifestyle also influences your compensation payout amount. If you have sustained a back injury at work, even if you think it is minor and only limits you mildly, seek medical help and call PK Simpson personal injury lawyers for legal help.
How Much Injury Compensation Can I Claim?
Suppose you’ve sustained a back injury at work. In that case, you need to report it, seek medical treatment and a diagnosis. Then call PK Simpson compensation lawyers to guide you through the personal injury claims process. To claim compensation for your injury you must prove that you actually do have a back injury that limits you in some way.
If you wish to make a personal injury claim for a public liability accident, work injury damage or negligence, you must prove someone was partially or fully responsible for the back injuries sustained.
Why You Need to Seek Medical Treatment
The claims process includes our expert compensation lawyer presenting your medical records as evidence that you sought medical treatment for your back injury.
When assessing your personal injury claim payout, the court will use the record and medical reports as a guide to determine your eligibility, the severity of your injury and how it limits you. Without this evidence, pursuing compensation for a back injury through an insurance company would be next to impossible.
What are the Average Back Injury Compensation Payouts?
The payout amount you might receive for a successful compensation claim for a back injury at work depends on various circumstances. Although this is only a guide to the payout amount you may receive and the assessment process, it’s fair to say it may depend mainly on the following factors:
- The severity of your back injury
- How long before your back injury is stabilised
- The nature and complexity of your claim
- Your lifestyle before your injury and your age
- How long do you need to be off work
- How much income you have lost
- Limits on what you can do and changes to your ability to work
- How much support and medical care do you need
- Non-economic loss
- Future economic loss
In most cases, the compensation amount you receive depends on how severely you were injured and if you have a spinal cord injury diagnosis. It’s hard for a lawyer to guide clients on exactly how much compensation they will receive or a maximum amount.
Still, whether you have minor injuries or a severe back injury resulting in loss of wages, it may be worth pursuing compensation. If not a huge payout, you might still be eligible for compensation to recover medical and rehabilitation expenses, legal costs and loss of wages.
While this is just a guide, you can rest assured that if you sustained serious injuries or a back injury at work, our workers’ compensation team at PK Simpson is ready to take on your case and work hard to assure you of a win. Call us today on 1300 757 467 or email us at [email protected] for further information on compensation amounts, the process and chances of the best outcome. There are strict time limits, so don’t delay.
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