George Ide LLP is one of the leading full service legal firms in the region. Our specialist personal injury department is widely recognised for its work, including high value compensation cases, and its members can bring their expertise to the fore to help you ensure maximum sums for your broken back claim.
The spinal column is divided into four sections: the lumbar, thoracic, sacral and coccygeal.
These four sections encompass 22 vertebrae, which are coded according to their location. In the event that vertebrae become fractured but the spinal cord uninjured, the injury is typically referred to as a broken back.
A broken back has several possible causes, including a traumatic accident such as:
Furthermore, in some incidents osteoporosis (a weakening of the bones) may be the full or partial cause.
Although it might seem unlikely, it is possible to break ones back and be unaware of this fact. There are many possible symptoms of a broken back, including:
A broken back can be a lifelong and traumatic injury, particularly in the case of multiple fractures or where there is accompanying nerve damage. The level of treatment and rehabilitation required can be extensive and time-consuming. Injured persons may be unable to return to work either for protracted periods or, ultimately, permanently. In addition, a person’s personal and family life may be profoundly affected.
The level of compensation awarded in broken back claims varies widely, depending on the severity of the injury and its ultimate consequences. However, six-figure sums are the minimum expected in most cases.
George Ide LLP combine service, specialism, and sympathy to ensure that you have the best possible chance of receiving maximum compensation for your back injury claim.
We take time to listen to clients and to help them rebuild their lives through legal and rehabilitative support.
To contact us for free, confidential initial advice from our spinal injury solicitor team, please call our dedicated personal injury office in Chichester. Alternatively, you can find out more about our solicitors by clicking on our staff profiles.