Back injury compensation payouts

Back injury compensation lawyers In Brisbane, Gold Coast, QLD

Has your life been affected by a back injury? We service all of Queensland and so if your injuries were sustained as a result of the actions or negligence of another individual or company, you may be entitled to compensation.

From motor vehicle accidents and whiplash compensation claims to work related back injury settlements as well as public liability claims — if you’ve suffered a back injury due to the negligent act or omission of another, we can likely help.

We help people injured in many types of accidents lodge claims for back injury personal injury compensation that get them the financial restitution they need to recover. We do it with a no win no fee guarantee.

No win no fee guaranteed, plus it pays for your back injury expenses

You’ve nothing to lose with our no win no fee guarantee. If we don’t win, you don’t pay our professional fees. That’s right – our back injury claim price is zero to help you get your claim successfully settled.

Our guarantee quickly pays for all outlays and associated claim expenses and you get access to the help you need. That’s how we deal with all compensation claims including back and neck injury settlements.

Frequently asked questions about back injury compensation claims

This depends on the circumstances of your case.

In most cases in Queensland, you are entitled to make a claim if you are not entirely at fault for your accident.

If another party is at fault or partly responsible for the accident, you will likely be entitled to make a claim for at least some of the costs related to your injuries.

Due to the strict time limits that apply to making a claim, it is best to seek legal advice from a personal injury legal expert as soon as possible after the incident.

Before you set out to pursue a back injury compensation claim, you should ensure you have as much documentation as possible. Be aware, starting a compensation claim can be a little arduous.

This may include witness statements, medical reports and certificates or video footage. The more, the better.

Yes. You must report an injury to the Queensland Police Service if it involves one or more of the following criteria:

  • Death or injury (requiring medical attention from a qualified ambulance officer, nurse or doctor)
  • In the case of a motor vehicle, if a driver fails or is refusing to provide required details.

For assistance with these steps, or for advice on how to proceed with your claim, contact a personal injury specialist.

They can also assess your situation to determine whether you have grounds to proceed with a claim.

Injured your back at work?

Back injury at work claims are a fairly common type of workers compensation made in Queensland. These types of workplace injury incidents occur in any number of ways such as: 

  • lifting
  • bending over, as well as 
  • working in a position that isn’t suited for the work you were doing.

If you are suffering injury and  believe that your back pain is the result of a workplace accident,
do not ignore the symptoms.

Most back injuries claims commonly happen to blue collar workers in industries such as construction, mining and manufacturing industries. Getting the right workers compensation settlement amounts for a back injury is our specialty.  The Personal Injury Lawyers can help you get the best payout for back injury at work to help you compensate for your medical bills, lost wages and ongoing medical treatment. 

To help with the process we’ve created a
back injury compensation calculator. It is powered by a database of our two decades of experience helping Queenslanders in their time of trouble who are seeking help where an insurance company has failed them.

How much compensation for minor back injury at work

Regardless of the severity of your back injury, we will fight as hard for a minor back injury compensation claim as we would for a client with a broken back. However, when injured at work Queenslanders are entitled to a workers comp payout for a back injury, lump sums may vary from case-to-case, according to the circumstances.  If  the accident occurred during the course of work or while working under the instructions of your employer, then you may be eligible to claim. However, back injury at work compensation amounts are usually more for a severe injury while you will still be eligible if suffering from a minor injury.

How much is a back injury settlement? Find out with this simple claim process

If you’ve had a back injury at work, how much compensation you can claim will all depend on following some simple steps. You will need a clear picture as to what you can expect to claim in a workers compensation back injury settlement before working toward a claim. 

At The Personal Injury Lawyers, we have outlined recommended processes that will determine any back injury at work compensation amount:

Regardless of your intention to claim compensation, we recommend that all Injured workers report their back injury. It is important to notify an employer, not least so the same injury will not happen to another person. Failure to do so may affect the result of the claim and a final back injury at work payout.

Go to an accident and emergency and see a doctor as soon as possible. This will, in the end, help any workers compensation claim you intend to make. It doesn’t matter if you have something as serious as a serious spinal cord injury, have suffered a crush injury or have an injury such as a herniated disc, it’s important that you have a doctor assess your health.  

Doctors can provide you with a work capacity certificate. If you want to make a workers’ compensation claim for the back injury, you’ll use this certificate, together with the workers compensation claim form to your employer, to begin making a claim.

If you are seeing a specialist, physiotherapist or doctor ensure that you follow any treatment plans they put together for you. Any frequent missing of appointments could be used as evidence that  you no longer need treatment. This may also be used against you negatively impacting the back injury claim amount of compensation you will get. Essentially, it could be claimed that you recovered quicker since the injury was less severe.

As with all claims for compensation claims, especially workers compensation payouts, back injuries require you to follow professional advice.

Gathering evidence is essential. We highly recommend that you contact any witnesses who actually saw the accident, obtain a brief statement from them. To add weight to your claim, it is best for all statements to be in writing, and signed. However if you can’t get signed then try & get statements as emails.

The common question of “How much is a back injury settlement worth?” may be different for each person and injury,. However,  if you have suffered a back injury in the course of your work then The Personal Injury Lawyers can assist you with your personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis.  The Personal Injury Lawyers first consultation is obligation free.

You can contact our legal teams in the Brisbane CBD or on the Gold Coast on 1800 958 498 or through this website via an online form. We take the average payout for back injury at work seen in Queensland and aim to do better and try to get you more.

What has happened to other back injury claimants?

Here are just three case studies from people we’ve helped over the past 20 years. There are others in a separate personal injury compensation case studies page. These case studies have been compiled to give you an idea of  how much compensation for lower back injury you may be eligible for.

From the following 3 case studies you may be able to answer the question of “How much is the average settlement for a back injury worth?”

Madeline, who worked in a Senior Education position, was in her late 40s and in her motor vehicle when it was rear ended by a passenger bus. Madeline suffered a lower back injury which required surgery, and also a psychological injury due to the incident. She had a lower back injury lawyer to help her make a lower back injury claim. The result is that she successfully received a substantial lower back injury settlement amount, as well as getting a suitable reward for psychological injuries.

With The Personal Injury Lawyers representing Madeline, her compensation claim resolved for a sum of $1,350,000.

Had a car accident? Contact us with questions, we’re happy to help.

Susan worked as a Customer Service Officer and was only in her mid 30s when a Brisbane traffic accident left her with soft tissue injuries to her neck, back, shoulder and chest. She also suffered abdominal bruising and a psychological injury after the passenger door of her vehicle was hit by another vehicle who failed to stop at a red traffic light.

With The Personal Injury Lawyers representing Susan, her compensation claim resolved for a sum of $376,000.

Been in a road accident yourself? Let us know how we can help you.

Geoff, a truck driver and storeman, sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured pelvis, lower back injury, internal injuries, wrist injury, knee injury and psychological injury as a result of a motorcycle accident.

With the Personal Injury Lawyers representing Geoff, his claim resolved for a sum of $910,000.00. 

Unsure what about your personal injury claim? Let us review your case at no cost.

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Are back injury claims the same in each state?

From our offices in Brisbane CBD and the Gold Coast, we’ve serviced clients across all of QLD for over two decades.  Be aware that compensation payouts for back injury in  Australia do vary from state-to-state due to circumstances such as cause, severity of injury.  

We’re of the opinion that you, as with all of our clients, deserve the best reward available and if you find yourself asking the question “How much is a back injury worth?” then we have a quick answer for you. Use our 30 second compensation claim checker to see if you’re eligible.

How much compensation will I get for a back injury?

Our Compensation Calculator gives a basic indication how much compensation you may be due. When you get to the point of asking the question ofHow much do you get for a back injury claim?,” take two more simple steps:

  1. Use the Compensation Calculator 
  2. Call 1800 958 498, or fill out a form, today

These simple steps help us to get you a fast overview of all the areas that you may claim for

Whether you’ve sustained a back injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident or a fall in a public place, The Personal Injury Lawyers will help you fight for the best result. And you may need every cent if you have been injured, as medical bills can grow quickly.

With many years experience, our personal injury compensation specialists support you through every step of the claims process, getting you what you deserve.

This changes from case to case. Specific costs might include lodging forms or obtaining medical records.

If your case is successful and you receive compensation, you will need to pay your legal professional for their services, though you should be aware Queensland has legislation in place to ensure all of your damages don’t go straight to your lawyer.

Read more about how legal fees are determined.

This will depend on the situation of your case.

Your back injury claim could possibly cover some, or even all, of your injuries and losses.

It could cover things including:


  • Medical expenses and rehabilitation
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • At-home care


Ready to begin to? Use our compensation calculator for back injury claims as the first step. It will give you some idea of the average payout for back injury at work. Follow this up by contacting us today.

Let our trusted Lawyers help you get answers to any questions about personal injury claims, such as workcover payouts for back injuries

Contact one of PI lawyers today for legal advice.  When it comes to injury compensation we’re among Australia’s leading experts when it comes to dealing with back injury compensation payouts in Australia.

When it comes to getting the back injury payouts we’ve got one of the best back injury payouts (Au) records.

A car accident back pain compensation should be made until your injuries stabilise. This is to prevent you from under settling in the unfortunate event that your injuries worsen over the mid to long-term.

You should, however, consult with compensation lawyers as soon as you are well enough to do so. There are strict time limits for making a car accident compensation claim, so you must act quickly. You must usually act within the expected time frame from when your injury stabilises.

You may be granted exemptions for certain circumstances but this is rare so don’t count on it. The best way to avoid being blindsided by time restrictions is to consult with a legal representative.

Your compensation payout will be calculated based on the severity of your injury and how it has affected you financially, physically and psychologically. Serious car accident injuries that require surgery have a number of associated medical expenses which can put a financial burden on the victim, back surgery payouts is another consideration when making a claim.

On average, a car accident claim can take 12-18 months to finally resolve. Making a claim for more severe, serious car accident injuries is more complex, and generally take slightly longer. 


The amounts you can claim can be extracted from a back injury compensation calculator. This “easy to use” interactive guide will quickly deliver you a compensation estimate for a number of injuries – from the severest back injury such as a broken back compensation payout, to an annular tear compensation claim to claiming for  lower back pain after a car accident compensation.

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How much compensation did other people get awarded for their injuries?

To help you understand more how much other people were awarded for their compensation claims, (who may have similar injuries to you) we pulled together some helpful, real life personal injury payout examples..

These include compensation for injury at work as well as car accident injuries, workplace injury and slips, trips and falls. You may have suffered an injury that means that you can’t return to work. We assess the type of injury that you have suffered and will look at your future medical costs, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.

We're here to help and there is no cost to discuss your claim

We know all too well that compensation claims can be confusing, so don’t get lost in the sea of complexities. You’re welcome to just give us a call, chat with you, or send an email to us. We’ll be glad to help you.

There is no cost for the call or to speak to our lawyers, and you’re under no obligation. 

Compensation claims have time limits

There is often only a small window in which you can make a compensation claim. Even if you contributed to your injury, you may still have a claim well-worth pursuing.

There are no costs or obligations for you in our compensation lawyers helping you assess your compensation claim.

Let our trusted compensation awyers help you get answers today.