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Back Injury Compensation Claims

Overview

Get compensation for back injuries

From sharp pain to lingering agony, back injuries leave their mark in a variety of ways. Back injuries are relentless.

However you may be suffering, the legal experts at Gerard Malouf and Partners can get you relief in the form of a full compensation claim. Back injuries are relentless, but so is the team at Gerard Malouf and Partners. We work on a “no win, no fee” basis, so you can feel confident that our solicitors are fighting their hardest and have your best interests in mind.

Examples of an eligible back injury

To collect on a compensation claim, you’ll need to be able to prove that you have a back injury and, if you wish to collect negligence or work injury damage pay, that another party is fully or partially responsible. 

If you begin to suffer back pain after being involved in a motor vehicle, public liability or workplace accident, you should schedule an appointment with your physician. During this appointment, be sure to inform your doctor that you were involved in an accident and alert them of any symptoms you are experiencing.

It is important that you obtain medical advice to ensure that when you make a claim for compensation for your personal injury, you have evidence that you attended your doctor displaying symptoms of back pain and back injury. Without it, pursuing a case, especially against an insurance company, may prove difficult.

Back injuries come in several different forms, and the severity of symptoms can range widely. Basic symptoms can include pain or tenderness to the touch of a specific area and swelling. On the more severe end, a back injury can result in difficulty in breathing, paralysis, sensory or motor deficit or bladder/bowel dysfunction. These last symptoms are most likely to be the result of a spinal cord injury and, depending on the severity of the injury, can be either temporary or last for a lifetime.

Process

Getting the most from your claim

If your back injury occurred on the job, in a public setting or is the result of an automobile accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. 

If your back was injured in an automobile accident, you’ll need to be able to show that another driver was partially or fully responsible for your pain. If your back injury is a severe spinal cord injury, you may also be entitled to access to the Lifetime Care and Support Scheme (LCSS), which can cover your medical and rehabilitation costs, as well as other expenses, regardless of whether you were at fault for the accident.

Ultimately, the amount of compensation you receive in almost any case will depend on the severity of your back injury and whether you have been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury. Pursuing reprieve, however, is still worth it even if your injuries are relatively minor. You may still be entitled to the payment of your medical and rehabilitation expenses, any loss of wages and payment of your legal expenses.

You can be confident that the team at Gerard Malouf and Partners are ready to take on the case. 

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GErard Malouf & Partners

Established Lawyers & Solicitors

Over the years, back injuries have emerged as one of our specialties. In September 2020, we helped a school teacher who had a slip and fall on the job get a much-needed compensation package of $530,000 in damages. Our team was able to show that uneven ground at work was a major contributing factor to the school teacher’s injured back and knees. We successfully settled a permanent impairment claim for 40% Whole Person Impairment with the Workers’ Compensation Insurer. She also became eligible to potentially bring an additional claim for Common Law Modified Damages, also known as Work Injury Damages which is a claim in negligence.

In another instance, from July 2020, our client sustained lower back injuries while shopping at a Strathfield, NSW grocery store. The store had left a stack of boxes hidden behind a trolley, which our client tripped on. On the advice of our team, our client saw a medical professional, which both opened up his legal options and allowed him to get the specialised care, including a radiological investigation, that he needed. Meanwhile, our solicitors built the man’s case with the store’s accident report and CCTV footage.

After failing to engage in a settlement with the grocery store, we took the store to court on our client’s behalf, ultimately winning him a $60,000 payout. No matter the setting of your injury, our team has the expertise needed to get you the compensation you deserve.

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