Has your life been affected by a serious back injury?
Our experience back injury compensation lawyers In Brisbane and the Gold Coast
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.
- Workplace accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Sports injuries
- Certain medical conditions
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, The Personal Injury Lawyers are here to 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
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 lawyer 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.
What happens if you’ve 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:
- bending over, as well as
- working in a position that isn’t suited for the work you were doing.
If you have suffered an injury and believe that your back pain is the result of a workplace accident, do not ignore the symptoms.
Most back injury 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 do I make a back injury compensation claim? Follow 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.
We can help you to have your back injury at work assessed for the purposes of making a common law claim or receiving a workers compensation settlement.
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. Frequently missing 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.
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 did other people receive for their back injury compensation payouts?
The average back injury compensation payout varies based on the specific circumstances of each case. 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 you may be eligible for after a back injury.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 injuries in Australia do vary from state-to-state due to circumstances such as state based legislation, the cause and severity of the 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.
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