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Car Accident Back Injury Compensation
Back injuries are very common injuries sustained in car accidents. Many people suffer injuries and pain at the time of the accident but also for the rest of their life. It is not something that should be lightly overlooked as it can have devastating impact on your life.
Injuries to your back can be caused by a number of reasons if you are in a car accident. Whether you are hit from behind, the side or the front, all can cause injury to your back. You can sustain back injuries if you are the driver or passenger of a vehicle. The same can apply for pedestrian accidents or cyclists who are hit by a vehicle.
Often, we see many people who are unsure of what to do if they have injured their back in a car accident. In some cases, we have seen people who don’t think they are worthy or that their injury isn’t that serious enough to bring a claim. No matter the level of injury and pain to your back, we at Main Lawyers always suggest injured people contact a specialist personal injury or motor vehicle compensation for car accident lawyer to have your claim assessed. Never assume you are not entitled to be compensated no matter how minor you think it may be.
Can I claim for back and neck injury compensation sustained in a car accident?
The short answer is yes. It’s also important to be aware that a personal injury compensation claim should be made as soon as possible after the incident and within three (3) years of the incident. Claims outside the three (3) year period are typically difficult to win but the lawyers at Main Lawyers specialise in these limitations issues and may still be able to bring a claim on your behalf.
Most people are in differing levels of shock, all of which can mask any neck pain or discomfort. You may not even realise that you have injured your neck immediately during or after a car accident. Symptoms can also develop weeks or months after the accident. Whether your symptoms were masked by shock or developed later, you may still bring a neck injury compensation claim.
There are many different circumstances, situations, and time constraints that may limit the ability to do this. However, as a general rule, if your neck is injured in a motor vehicle accident you should seek advice from a compensation lawyer immediately.
We find that some employees are afraid of bringing an action against their employers for injuries sustained in a work car accident. For fear of losing their employment or having their hours cut back, resulting in a loss of earnings. Some are also unsure whether it is even worth bringing a claim or that the process seems too overwhelming. Regardless of the reason, it is important to bring a claim so that you may obtain treatment. This will avoid the risk of further complications or discomfort over time.
What are the back and neck injury compensation claim amounts that can be claimed?
When working out your compensation the level of compensation can dependant on the category of the injury being minor, moderate, and serious.
You can speak to one of our qualified compensation lawyers at Main Lawyers who will be able to assess the extent of your injury and develop a claim based on those findings. Alternatively, you can calculate a preliminary range of compensation from our compensation calculator.
In order to obtain an estimate of what you may receive, speak with one of our experienced compensation lawyers now on 1800 314 761
How do I make a car accident injury claim?
If you receive an injury in a motor vehicle accident, there are certain steps that you must undertake before you can bring a claim.
Firstly, you must complete a car accident police report with the Police. Each driver is obligated to report an incident to the Police when an injury has occurred. In some cases, you may not know you are, or another person is injured so you can file a report after the incident date. View the following link from Queensland Police Service on how to report an motor vehicle accident to police.
Secondly, you must report the injury and incident to your doctor or GP. There must be a record of your injury and that the injury was a result of the accident. Once you have advised your GP of the injury you must have the doctor complete an motor vehicle accident medical certificate.
Thirdly, contact an experienced compensation lawyer. This is possibly the most important step because there are time limitations and forms that must be correctly completed. You will be required to complete and lodge a Notice of Accident Claim form (for not fatal injuries). Although it is possible to do this yourself, we strongly recommend that you contact a lawyer before doing so. It is important that all details are completed correctly.
Main Lawyers is here to help you through this process and to ensure your rights are protected. Contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to have an obligation FREE consultation.