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How Much Compensation For A Broken Back

How Much Compensation For A Broken BackThe back is described as broken when there has been damage to one or more of the individual vertebrae at the back section of the spinal column.

Broken Back Compensation Amounts

Compensation amounts for a broken back vary widely. This is because the injury can have different implications in terms of future ability to work, walk or even move limbs at all, in some cases.

However, the figures below give an indication of the typical broken back compensation settlements awarded for injury only. Once it has been established that you have a valid claim, your personal injury solicitor will then be able to determine the value of your entire claim. They will consider the value of your injury and calculate any associated financial losses (such as loss of earnings) that you will be able to recover.

Type of back injury

Potential compensation

Severe spinal cord and nerve root damage where a patient has experienced extreme pain, disability and some degree of incomplete paralysis. Other side effects may include dysfunction of the bowel or bladder £65,000 – £115,000
Cases which are not considered as serious as the above, yet have certain features which make them not applicable to lower brackets. Where there has been nerve root damage, loss of sensation, lack of mobility and reduced bowel and bladder function. £53,000 – £63,000
Disc lesions or fractured discs leading to severe pain and lack of mobility which, in some cases, also lead to psychological damage and personality changes. £27,700 – £49,800
Moderate back injury resulting from compression or crushing injuries with the possibility of osteoarthritis. £19,850 – £27,700
Ligament and muscle damage, including prolapsed discs or soft tissue injuries £8,900 – £19,850
Minor back injuries £5,600 – £8,900
Back injuries where there is a probability of a full recovery without the need for surgery within two days of sustaining the injury. £1,500 – £5,600
Minor back injuries with a short recovery period £1,500

How Do I Start My Broken Back Compensation Case?

Your compensation claim will need to be made within 3 years of you having your accident. Because of this time limit, we recommend that you speak to a personal injury accident lawyer as soon as possible. They will be able to give you a better indication of how much compensation you might receive for your back injury.

Please call our experienced and helpful team today. We can help guide you through the initial stages of making your claim right through to receiving the compensation you deserve. Call us on 0800 808 9740.

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