Back injuries can be complicated and serious. There are bones, muscles, tendons, major nerves, and other soft tissues that help us accomplish our day to day tasks. Almost everything that you do in life requires the use of your back. Lifting, slips and falls, road traffic accidents, sports accidents and assaults are some of the common personal injuries that cause a back injury.
Common (yet often severe) back injuries include:
Back injuries can change the way that you live your life. Commonly, long-lasting side effects occur:
Back injuries may limit your movement. You could need physical therapy or surgery. Many people who suffer from back injuries as a result of personal injury are placed on bed rest and unable to work.
Lifting heavy items is one of the most common causes of back injuries. Sometimes, it’s not even the weight of the item as much as it is the frequency of moving heavy items. If you think that you have hurt your back in any type of accident, you should get medical attention immediately. Then, contact Tiernan & Co. Solicitors about your potential personal injury claim.
According to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board, minor back injuries that heal within 12 months may be eligible to receive up to €16,300 in compensation. For back injuries that take two years to heal, they estimate compensation due to an accident to be between €18,300 and €85,900.
To learn more about back injuries as a result of an accident, contact Tiernan & Co. by calling on 01-6622822 or use our contact form for an immediate call back from a personal injury solicitor.
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