Spinal Injury Compensation Claims & Settlements

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If you have suffered a spinal injury as the result of a fall, motor vehicle accident or other serious injury, whether in the workplace or in a public place, you know how much of an impact it can have on your ability to work and even perform simple daily tasks.

Unfortunately, spinal injuries can mean a long period of recovery, and sometimes your impairment is permanent.

It is vital to seek trusted and expert legal advice for your spinal injury so you can be confident that you are accessing all the compensation you may be eligible to claim, and not missing out on any entitlements that could assist in your recovery.

Common spinal injuries caused by accidents include:

  • Fractured vertebrae;
  • Soft tissue injury to the spine;
  • Nerve injury to the spine;
  • Spinal dislocation;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Herniated discs;
  • Cervical injuries;
  • Thoracic injuries;
  • Lumbar injuries;
  • Fractured sacrum;
  • Coccyx or tailbone injuries;
  • Other spinal injuries.

Legal advice for Spinal Injury Compensation Claims

You may be eligible to make a claim for compensation if you have injured your spine:

  • At work or while working;
  • In a motor vehicle accident, either as a driver, pedestrian, bicycle rider or motorcycle rider;
  • In an accident in a public place, such as a car park or supermarket, if it was caused by negligence.

There may be other circumstances in which you could make a spinal injury compensation claim. For instance, if your injury is significant enough, you may be eligible to make a TPD claim through your superannuation insurance regardless of where or how your accident happened.

Time limits apply for making spinal injury compensation claims, so it is important to act as quickly as possible. We understand that it can be stressful and difficult to manage a compensation claim when you are already dealing with the pain and disability of your spinal injury.

This is where Lionheart Lawyers can help. We have more than 50 years of combined experience in injury law, including spinal injuries, and know exactly how to maximise your compensation.

We will manage your claim from start to finish to ensure all forms are completed and lodged correctly so you can focus on recovery. We have multilingual lawyers and offices in multiple locations but if you can’t travel, we will arrange to speak to you where you feel most comfortable.

Our no win, no fee policy gives you peace of mind that you will not be out of pocket for your spinal injury compensation claim.

Making a Negligence Claim for Spinal Injuries

If your spinal injury was caused by a slip, trip, fall or other accident in a public place as a result of negligence, then you may be entitled to make a public liability claim.

Falls are a common cause of spinal injuries and can happen anywhere, including:

  • Shopping centres;
  • Supermarkets;
  • Carparks;
  • Sports stadiums;
  • Concert halls;
  • Office buildings;
  • Other public places.

Examples of negligence on the part of the property owner or occupier might include:

  • Poor construction or maintenance of a building or facilities;
  • Failing to clean up a spill promptly;
  • Construction materials or boxes obstructing a walkway;
  • Other instances of failing to provide a safe environment.

If your spinal injury was the result of negligence and eligible for a public liability claim, Lionheart Lawyers will:

  • Identify all the claims you are able to make;
  • Gather medical evidence to assess the full extent of your injuries, including specialists’ reports, imaging tests and clinical notes;
  • Compile evidence of the accident scene to prove negligence, including witness statements, accident reports, photographs and other documentation;
  • Document your work history and income before and after the spinal injury accident;
  • Submit your spinal injury public liability claim on your behalf.

If settlement cannot be reached with the insurer, we will pursue further options, which may include court proceedings. Our highly experienced team will fight for you all the way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Claiming for Spinal Injuries Sustained at Work

If your spinal injury is the result of a workplace accident, or has been caused by wear and tear or repetitive strain from work activities like lifting, bending, twisting, pulling, pushing, then you will be entitled to make a workers compensation claim.

Be sure to report your spinal injury to your employer or manager as soon as possible, and obtain a certificate of capacity from your doctor.

Your next step should be to contact Lionheart Lawyers.

Our solicitors deal with injuries like yours every day and will be able to advise you of the best way to approach your workers compensation claim so that you do not miss out on any of your entitlements.

You may be entitled to payments to cover:

  • Lost wages;
  • Medical and treatment expenses; and
  • Care and travel costs.

Finally, if your spinal injury workplace accident was the result of your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to a further lump sum payment known as work injury damages.

Call Lionheart Lawyers for a free initial consultation about your spinal injury from the comfort of your home.

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