Back Injury Lawyers for Spinal Cord Injury Compensation Claims

If you’ve suffered a back or spinal cord injury due to a workplace injuryslip, trip or fall, a motor vehicle accidentmotorcycle crash or any other type of accident, you could claim compensation for your loss. In Queensland, you have the right to seek legal damages when someone else is to blame for your spinal or back injury.

If you have been harmed due to a duty of care failure, our spinal injury compensation lawyers will help you understand your right to make a claim. Moreover, choosing Splatt Lawyers for your spinal cord injury claim means having peace of mind knowing your legal costs are covered by our 100% no-win, no fee, no-risk guarantee.

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Compensation Payouts for Spine and Back Injuries

A spinal injury can permanently change your life and make you unable to do many things you once took for granted. This damage can affect your ability to perform regular daily tasks, earn an income, care for your loved ones, and much more.

Sadly, a compensation payout from a spinal injury claim or back injury claim cannot repair your spine. However, it can help you meet the costs associated with your changed living conditions and relieve some of the money problems that will arise when you cannot work.

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No Win, No Fee Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Splatt Lawyers believes in a “fair go” for all Queenslanders suffering a spinal or back injury. We understand you need expert legal advice to make a successful spinal injury compensation claim. However, you likely do not have the funds to pay legal fees. For this reason, we offer 100% no win, no fee funding for all back injury claims.

When you choose our back injury compensation lawyers for your personal injury claim, you pay no legal fees until we achieve a fair settlement. Pay when you win and zero if you lose, with no upfront or ongoing legal fees. It’s the Splatt Lawyers’ no-financial-risk guarantee.  Start for free by calling 1800 700 125.

About Spinal Injury Compensation Claims

In Queensland, back injuries are common. According to research, accidents at work or home account for half of all back pain cases, with the other half of spinal injuries not related to accidents.

However, spinal injury claims often arise from workplace accidents, with 1 in 5 severe work compensation cases associated with a back or spinal injury. Other common causes of damage to the back include:

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Workers Compensation for Spinal Injuries

WorkCover Queensland is the leading workplace insurer for work-related spinal injury compensation. Managing the WorkCover claim process can be challenging, especially when recovering and getting your life back on track.

At Splatt Lawyers, we have expert injury lawyers who handle workplace injury claims and can guide you through this complex process. We offer a free initial consultation where our lawyers will assess your claim and explain your rights and what you can expect during the legal process.

Spinal Cord Injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident

Not all spinal cord injuries are related to the workplace. If you have been involved in a road accident, like a pedestrian or car accident, you could have sustained a back or spinal injury. In fact, Queensland traffic accidents often result in whiplash spinal injuries.

Depending on who was to blame, you could make a compulsory third-party claim against the other motorist’s insurer. The Civil Liability Act 2003 governs this type of compensation claim in association with the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994.

If this is your situation, please seek legal advice from our skilled car accident lawyers. They will help you know your rights and support you through the compulsory third-party claim process. Call now for your free case assessment: 1800 860 777

Sometimes, because of bad luck or a combination of factors outside your control, you may be involved in an accident with more severe and permanent consequences. In such a case, you may be eligible to make a TPD claim through your superannuation fund and be entitled to receive a lump-sum payment.

Spine Injuries Are Not Just From Heavy Lifting

Many of us may have experienced that horrible sinking feeling when we know we have pushed ourselves too hard, lifting a heavy object or twisting or bending awkwardly. The pain can be excruciating, and the result can mean weeks or months of rehabilitation, physiotherapy, and potentially long periods off work without pay.

You may not be aware that other causes of back pain can result from sustained smaller over-stress and over-use injuries. These are often caused by repetitive tasks in a work environment with poor ergonomics, where workloads are not allocated evenly, or appropriate rest breaks scheduled to reduce the risk of you getting over tired or injured.

Either way, the resulting spinal injury and discomfort can be highly stressful and substantially negatively impact your quality of life and the lives of those around you.

Back injuries usually do not cause immediate pain but become apparent over time as symptoms develop. These symptoms include:

  • Persistent and debilitating pain
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs
  • Difficulty walking, standing up straight or moving around
  • Problems getting out of bed or sitting down
  • Loss of bladder control

Finding a comfortable and pain-free sleeping position is a common problem for people with spinal cord injuries. There are common symptoms of poor or interrupted sleep, including the following:

  • Shortened attention span
  • Slower than standard reaction time
  • Poorer judgement and memory
  • Reduced concentration and decision-making skills
  • Increased likelihood of mentally ‘stalling’ or fixating on one thought
  • Increased chance of moodiness and lousy temper
  • Reduced work efficiency
  • Microsleep: brief periods of involuntary sleeping ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes.

These symptoms can seriously impact your quality of life and your ability to work. You may also be putting yourself at risk of further injury or accident.

Long periods of interrupted sleep and constant pain without the proper support and treatment can put further stress and strain on you and your family.

In more severe cases, this could lead to issues of anxiety and depression.

Common Compensation Claims for Spinal Cord Injuries


Damage to the lower body region, either full or partial, where the lower limbs are impacted, but someone can still use their arms and hands.

A paraplegic patient may experience pain, weakness, numbness, tingling, burning sensations, muscle atrophy and contractures. A paraplegic patient may be able to maintain some degree of mobility and function in their upper body. However, they may lose bladder and bowel control and require assistance with self-care activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming.


Damage to the cervical region (broken neck) can result in losing control over all four limbs.

Damage to the spine can cause lasting paralysis of both the arms and legs. This type of injury usually occurs when the head strikes the ground during a fall, a car accident or sports injury. If the spinal cord is completely separated, there is no recovery possible. However, even though the nerves are cut off, partial injuries may allow some movement and sensation to return to the extremities.

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Legal Advice for Spinal Cord Injury Claims

If you have suffered spinal damage or a back injury, how can you restore balance and regain your quality of life? If you haven’t already received medical support or treatment for your injury or your recovery is taking longer than expected, it might be worth seeking the help and support of experienced personal injury lawyers.

Splatt Lawyers has assisted many people with spine or back injuries in Queensland to meet their treatment and rehabilitation costs when needed. We provide informed legal advice to help you understand your rights and guide you through the compensation process.

It is important to understand that personal injury claims for spinal cord damage or back injury can be more challenging to litigate as the stakes can be higher than other injury claims. Back injuries are frequently life-altering, and your medical and rehabilitation costs can be considerable. Call Now for immediate legal support – 1800 860 777

When seeking legal advice for spinal cord injuries, it’s good to know there is an expert personal injury lawyer nearby. Choose your location

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Spinal Injuries Compensation Claim FAQs

Symptoms of spinal cord injury include extreme back pain or pressure in the neck, head or back; weakness, incoordination or inability to move parts of your body; numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the hands, fingers, feet, or toes; loss of bladder or bowel control; difficulty with balance and walking. These are some of the common symptoms of spinal cord trauma.

If you think you have suffered back or spine trauma, you should seek medical attention immediately.

  • Any trauma to the head or spine can cause life-threatening problems.
  • Seek emergency care if you experience symptoms such as loss of consciousness, confusion, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, numbness, weakness, pain, tingling, headache, difficulty breathing or swallowing, or inability to move limbs.
  • Symptoms often appear within minutes to hours after the accident.

The length of time between your accident and getting medical help can be critical to your recovery and the extent of permanent damage.

The compensation you will receive is determined by comparing your pre-injury life to your post-injury life. Your settlement will include the following considerations:

  • The severity of your injuries – how much has it impacted your life.
  • Your retirement age – how many working years do you have left?
  • Your occupation – if you can’t return to your regular job, you may receive more compensation.
  • Your physical state – how your injury has impacted your quality of life
  • If you have any preexisting medical conditions that impacted the severity of your injury

Back pain is one of the frequent reasons people seek medical attention. It’s the leading reason why people miss work each week. The most common cause of lower back injury is muscle strain. This damage happens when you pull something or put too much pressure on a particular area of your body.

For example, lifting heavy objects without proper training could lead to muscle strain. A sudden jolt in a vehicle crash or a sudden movement, bump or knock could do the same thing. Sometimes, even a tiny action can aggravate a pre-existing problem.

If you’ve been harmed due to someone else’s negligence, you probably ask yourself why you need a personal injury lawyer. Many people don’t realise they need one until they are involved in a severe accident. Here are some of them:

  1. You want to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
  2. You need prompt attention from medical professionals.
  3. You want to protect your legal rights during negotiations with the responsible party’s insurer.
  4. You want to avoid having to go through the entire claim process alone when you feel vulnerable.
  5. You want to ensure access to the best care for your injuries.

The definition of a “back injury” varies depending on your state. Some states define it as anything that affects your back, while others require that you suffer some physical damage. In Queensland, any work-related injury to your back qualifies under workers’ compensation laws.

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Our back injury lawyers can assist you with legal support for workers’ compensation if you

1) are classified as an employee of the workplace where the accident occurred

2) you injured your back at work (or, in some cases, on the way to or from work)

Your work accident does not have to be directly related to performing your work duties. For example, falling down the stairs at your workplace is still a work-related accident.

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