19Apr

If you have injured your back and your injury was caused by somebody else, or it otherwise was not your fault, then you may be eligible for compensation.

To be eligible to make a claim, you cannot be wholly responsible for the accident in which you were injured and you need to have somebody to claim against.

In addition to this, the accident in which you were injured cannot be more than three years ago. After three years, personal injury claims are time-barred in the United Kingdom. This will prevent you or a back injury lawyer from bringing your claim forward, even at court.

Providing you meet the criteria above, then you are probably eligible for compensation.

Making a successful claim for compensation

It will have to be proven beyond all reasonable doubt that you were not in any way or you were only partially responsible for the accident in which you injured your back.

To do this, your back injury lawyer will investigate the circumstances surrounding your claim however their method in doing so depends on the circumstances surrounding your accident.

For example, if you injured your back at work, then your lawyer will review your employer’s health and safety record and practices. Conversely, if you injured your back in a road traffic accident, then your lawyer will investigate the accident itself and if needed, enlist an expert to review your accident and decide who was responsible for the collision.

How long will the claims process take?

Our specialist lawyers can process claims in as little as 6-8 weeks however depending on the complexity of your case your claim may take several months to process.

Will my back injury lawyer work on a no win, no fee basis?

Yes. Your back injury lawyer will work on a no win, no fee basis. Such agreements stipulate that should your claim lose you will not have any of your own solicitor’s legal fees to pay and they stipulate that should your claim win, then your solicitor can recover their costs from the other side, or take a percentage of your compensation as payment.

How much could I be owed for my back injury?

Without knowing the circumstances of your case it is impossible to say.

The amount you may be awarded is determined by several factors, chief of which are the extent of your injuries and how your injuries have and will affect your life. The more severe your injuries, then generally speaking the more you can claim.

To get a better estimate for your injury, we operate a free and no obligation helpline on 0800 157 1437 which you can call to get answers to all your claims-related questions.