If you’ve suffered a back or spinal cord injury due to a workplace injury, slip, trip or fall, a motor vehicle accident, motorcycle crash or any other type of accident, you could claim compensation for your loss. Generally, you can seek legal damages when someone else is to blame for your back injury or spinal cord damage.
If you have been harmed due to a duty of care failure, our back and spine injury lawyers can help you understand your opportunity to pursue compensation. We aim to ensure fair treatment for Queenslanders suffering back and spinal injuries to get their lives back on track. It costs nothing to get started. Call Now – 1800 700 125. or email us >
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.
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 present when you cannot work.
Splatt Lawyers believe in a “fair go” for all Queenslanders with a spine or back injury. Furthermore, we understand you need expert legal insights for your compensation matter but likely do not have the funds to pay legal fees. For this reason, we offer all our legal services on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
When you choose to work with our back injury lawyers for your personal injury claim, you pay no legal fees until you achieve a settlement. You also pay no upfront or ongoing legal fees. Pay nothing at all until you win your case. If you don’t win, you owe us nothing. Because of our no win, no pay funding, you carry no financial risk. Start for free by calling 1800 700 125.
Back injuries are common in Queensland. Research shows that 50% of all back pain is caused by accident at work or in your home, and the other half of spinal injuries are not accident related.
Spine and back injury claims often result from a workplace accident, with 1 in 5 severe work compensation cases associated with back or spine damage. Other common causes of damage to the back include:
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.
If your spine or back injury happened at work or on your journey to or from work, your employer would be insured by WorkCover Queensland. The WorkCover process can seem daunting, especially if you are trying to manage your recovery and get 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.
Back injury and spinal cord damage are not always work-related. If you have been involved in a road accident such as a car crash or pedestrian accident, you could have sustained an impact on your spine or back. In this case, depending on who was responsible, you could have a Compulsory Third Party claim (or another type of legal claim) against the other motorist’s insurer. The Civil Liability Act governs this type of compensation claim 2003 applies in association with the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994.
Our motor vehicle accident solicitors will help you know your rights and support you through the compulsory third party claim process. There is no fee to review your case and for initial legal advice. Call Now 1800 860 777
Sometimes due to bad luck or a combination of factors outside your control, you may end up 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.
– 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, 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.
A damaged spinal column can mean a loss of feeling, strength, coordination, and bladder and bowel control. Some patients may regain some motor function and sensory feedback, while others may never recover full function.
Back injuries usually do not cause immediate pain but become apparent over time as symptoms develop. These symptoms include:
Suffering from a spine or back injury often goes hand in hand with never being able to find a comfortable and pain-free sleeping position. Pain killers and medication may provide temporary relief but are unlikely to get you through the night.
The long-term effects of poor or interrupted sleep are well known and can lead to one or more of the following symptoms:
Any of 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.
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 an experienced personal injury solicitor.
Splatt Lawyers have successfully 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
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.