Back Injury – How Much ?

August 14, 2017

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How Much is my Back injury worth

As with all injury awards, the figures quoted here are the award of the actual injury and there are other elements to claim for that cover care and loss of earnings for example. The figures quoted below are purely speculative and each claim is unique and an award is based on the merits of each claim.

A Back injury can be caused by any type of accident. What makes a massive difference on the award is the severity of the injury and then the length of recovery time. So if your injury occurred as a result of a car accident, an accident at work or even a trip or fall on a pavement or in a shop then the information provided below should give you some idea what you would be entitled to if you pursued a no win no fee personal injury claim.

Minor Back injury

A minor back injury is deemed as a sprain, strain and or soft tissue injury.

Where a full recovery is made within a period of a few days, or a few weeks or a few months. To £4,000
Where a full recovery takes place without surgery within a period of several months and two years. This bracket will also apply to very short-term acceleration and/or exacerbation injuries, usually less than two years. £3,000 – £15,000
Where a full recovery or a recovery to nuisance level takes place without surgery within about two to five years. This bracket will also apply to shorter term acceleration and/or exacerbation injuries, usually between two to five years. £10,000 – £25,000

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Moderate to Serious Back injuries

This range of awards varies massively from the exasperation of a pre existing injury, to crush fractures and broken backs where there is a chance of paralysis.

A wide variety of injuries qualifies for inclusion within this bracket. The precise figure depends on the severity of the original injury and/or the existence of some permanent or chronic disability. £14,000 – £42,000
Permanent residual disability albeit of less severity than in the higher bracket. This bracket contains a large number of different types of injury; for instance,

  1. a crush fracture of the lumbar vertebrae with risk of osteoarthritis and constant pain and discomfort and impaired sexual function
  2. traumatic spondylolisthesis with continuous pain and risk of spinal fusion
  3. prolapsed intervertebral disc with substantial acceleration of back degeneration.
£28,500 – £50,000
Serious back injury, involving disc lesions or fractures of vertebral bodies where, despite treatment, there remains continuing pain or discomfort, considerations affecting the level of award may include: – impaired agility and sexual function, depression, personality change, alcoholism, unemployability and the risk of arthritis. £50,000 – £92,000
Special features exist which take the particular injury outside any lower bracket applicable to orthopaedic damage to the back, e.g. impaired bladder and bowel function, severe sexual difficulties and unsightly scarring. £55,000 – £115,000
The most severe of back injuries which fall short of paralysis but the results of which include, e.g. impotence. £120,000 – £245,000
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