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:
- Fracturing vertebrae
- Disc herniation
- Muscle strain, sprain or spasms
Back injuries can change the way that you live your life. Commonly, long-lasting side effects occur:
- Suffering from chronic pain
- Problems walking, lifting or performing other daily activities
- Full paralysis
- Partial paralysis
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.
Back Injury Compensation
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.
What our Clients say:
K.D. Dublin 07/07/2013
“I was very happy with the services of Tiernan & Co, and in fact have recommended their services to two friends since my claim settled.”
S.M. Louth 20/01/2013
“When I was involved in a road traffic accident, I was unsure what to do. From the first time I contacted Tiernan & Co Solicitors until my case was finalised all members of staff kept me updated. They kept things simple, so it was easy for me to understand all aspects of my claim.”
N.G. Dublin 2 01/12/2012
“Mark and his staff main priority are their clients, I couldn't recommend this firm enough.”
S.D. Meath 04/10/2012
“I have been a client of Tiernan & Co for years now, Mark has dealt with my house purchase and sale, the probate of my fathers estate and a personal injury case on my behalf. Mark offers a highly professional service with a personal touch. I would recommend Mark to anyone in need of legal advice.”
F.B. Dublin 6 03/05/2010
“Any queries I had in relation to my personal injury claim were answered promptly and in a professional manner and in the end the compensation I received exceeded my expectations.”
C.B. Wexford 02/03/2013
“I always felt that the staff in Tiernan & Co had time to listen to me and respond to any question I asked. As a client I felt I was a priority.”
D.B. Dublin 13 01/08/2012
“As it was my first time claiming, I was unsure what to do. Mark and the staff at Tiernan & Co helped me through every stage of the process and answered any question I had, no matter how silly it sounded! To be kept updated throughout the whole claim made it much easier for me and in the end I couldn't have been happier with the outcome.”