Vertebrae and Disc Damage Claims

If you have damaged your vertebrae or vertebral discs in an accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. At YouClaim, we have the expertise to deal with this area of personal injury law and will use our experience and know-how to get you the compensation you deserve.

To speak to a solicitor about making vertebrae or disc damage claim, call 0800 10 757 95, chat to us using our e-chat function or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Damage to vertebrae

During an accident it is possible for the vertebrae in the neck or back to sustain a fracture. The fracture itself can vary in severity, from a hairline fracture to a serious wedge fracture. An individual who has sustained a hairline fracture to a vertebrae is unlikely to need an operation or any serious treatment, however we do recommend seeking the advice of a medical professional as soon as possible. Many people in this position are given a soft collar and advised to rest for several weeks.

Fractures of vertebrae in the neck can have very serious effects and can cause a spinal cord injury, potentially resulting in paralysis. Damage to the spinal cord may well occur if there is a vertebral fracture that is accompanied by disruption to the ligaments in the neck.

Damage to vertebral discs

It is also possible to suffer spinal cord damage if one of the discs in the neck is pushed into the spinal cord or into the nerve roots. If this occurs, urgent surgery will usually be required to try to correct the problem through fusion or decompression.

The change in disc positioning (disc herniation) may not necessarily occur as an accident is happening but could occur immediately after it. The process of herniation can go on for several months in some cases.

If you believe that you may have suffered from any of the above injuries and you have not undergone treatment for them, it’s important to seek professional medical assistance as soon as possible.

Common causes of vertebrae and disc injuries

Your neck and back can be injured in many different kinds of accidents, and as long as your injury was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. Common accidents or causes include:

  • Repetitive strain
  • Accidents at work
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Whiplash
  • Manual handling
  • Falling from a height
  • Slipping or tripping

How YouClaim can help

At YouClaim, we have helped many people take legal action after suffering vertebrae or disc complications as the result of an accident that was not their fault.

Our solicitors guarantee that if you have a reasonable claim and the accident was due to the negligence of another party, we will do everything within our power to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Get started today

To make a claim for damage to a vertebra or disc as a result of an accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, speak to YouClaim today. Contact us on 0800 10 757 95, chat with us directly on our e-chat function or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.