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Back / Spinal Injury Claims

There are multiple causes of back pain including; strains, trips and slips, sports injuries and injuries caused in the workplace, public place or road traffic accidents. Back or spinal injuries can be very serious, sometimes resulting in chronic pain with long term disabling effects. A back injury can have a devastating effect to a person’s ordinary lifestyle.

The spine, or backbone, is a complex structure made up of 33 bones and tissue extending from the skull to the pelvis. These bones, (vertebrae), protect the nerve tissues of the spinal cord. There are different types of vertebrae along the back.

Preventing back injuries is a major workplace safety challenge. Employers are required by law to adhere to strict Health and Safety regulations. It is their duty to provide a safe working environment for all staff members in all areas of the work place inside and outside.

Work Related Back Injuries

Work related spinal injuries can be caused by lifting, placing, carrying and holding manual materials. An accident which results in a temporary or permanent back injury can also be the result of an unsafe environment or substandard machinery or tools. If you have suffered or are suffering from a back or spinal injury due to a work related accident you may be entitled to purse a back injury claim. The amount you will be entitled to claim for will depend on:

  • The seriousness of the injury
  • Short or long term effects from the injury
  • Loss of earnings
  • Loss of potential earnings
  • Types of Injury at Work – Minor to Severe
    • Chronic pain
    • Difficulty walking, lifting, or performing day to day tasks
    • Full or partial paralysis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Cervical radiculopathy
    • Fractured vertebrae
    • Herniated discs
    • Muscle strain or spasms
    • Whiplash
  • How long do I have to start my Claim?

    You have two years from the date of your accident within which to make a claim after which time your case will become statute barred. If you have any legal questions or wish to start your claim, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated and experienced team of solicitors who will be more than happy to talk you through the whole process and answer any questions that you may have. Contact us 7 days a week by Phone: 01 453 7890 Email: info@lawline.ie or fill out our Call Back Form.

Got a query about your case?

Whether your injury case is straight forward or complex, our solicitors will provide professional legal advice, guidance and support throughout your case. Simply, tell us a little bit about what happened, we will guide you through the process and tell you whether or not you can claim for injury. Contact us by phone or email 7 Days a week. Expert Legal advice as you need it.

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