Lifting injuries and trauma are the two main kinds of accident or injury leading to a herniated disc. Lifting injuries can often come about because of an accident at work and trauma injuries can be as a result of an assault.
In either case, you will be able to make a personal injury claim if the accident was the fault of a third party and negligence on their behalf can be proven.
The solicitors at First Personal Injury are on-hand to help you claim what you deserve. Call us today on 0800 808 9740 or complete the form on the right for a no-obligation discussion about your injury.
A herniated disc is also known as a prolapsed disc or a slipped disc. The condition occurs predominantly in the lumbar region of the back between spinal vertebrae and can be very painful.
Compensation amounts for herniated discs run parallel to the level of severity of an injury. The impact the injury has had on your ability to work, enjoy life and whether or not you have had to pay for any medical expenses will also be considered when calculating how much compensation for a herniated disc.
The guide below is aimed to give you an indication of how much compensation for a herniated disc. The settlement fee in any personal injury case is reliant upon the degree of the injury and what impact there has been on your ability to carry on with your everyday life.
Type of herniated disc injury
|A prolapsed invertebral disc with the need for surgery or a damaged invertebral disc with nerve root irritation which has resulted in reduced mobility||£22,130 up to £30,910|
|A prolapsed or herniated disc that requires laminectomy or has become a recurring condition||£9,970 and £22,130|
|Disc lesions or fractures which cause extreme pain, impaired mobility and sexual function or psychological damage||£30,910 up to £55,590|
|Minor disc prolapses||£1,950 up to £9,970|
Most herniated discs will heal within a matter of weeks but some can be very debilitating and may require surgery.
Your injury or accident claim will be stronger if you can show accident or police reports relating to your injury. Firstly, you will need to speak to an accident injury lawyer who will help you with the claims process. Please call the team at First Personal Injury on 0800 808 9740 and we can discuss your herniated disc claim in more detail. Alternatively, get in touch online to request a callback.
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