The human back is a complex arrangement of muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Because of the complex nature of the interaction between those components, back injuries can be very serious injuries, sometimes resulting in chronic pain and long term disablement.

The common causes for back injury are:

  • Lifting excessively  heavy objects.
  • Lifting heavy objects without  proper training.
  • A sudden jolting movement as a result of a slip, trip or fall, road traffic accidents or an accident at work.

Back injuries usually limit movement and often lead to bed rest, physical therapy or surgery. The injury may result not so much from the measured weight of the object but more from the frequency or circumstances of the lifting. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention if you think you have injured your back in any kind of accident.

Back Injury Compensation Amounts

The InjuriesBoard.ie estimates their compensation for a minor back injury which is one which heals within 12 months would be a sum of up to €16,300. For a healing time of two years, their estimate is between €11,700 and €19,600. For injuries that do not heal, which studies suggest may be up to 20% of all back injuries, the indicating range of compensation is between €18,300 and €85,900.

If you would like to know if you have a compensation claim for a back injury please contact us on 045 898000 or complete our online assessment form and we will be happy to advise you without any obligation whatsoever.