Statistics tell us that millions of people are treated annually in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to falls. Back injuries, in particular, are especially common.
If you experience a back injury because of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and other associated costs.
In this issue, we’ll talk specifically about the various factors that used to determine what a back injury is worth.
Most cases involving back injuries will involve covering expenses for economic injuries and non-economic injuries.
Economic injuries are straightforward, and involve firm figures for things like medical bills (those you’ve already incurred and those that are expected to be incurred) because of the injury.
Non-economic injuries are a bit more subjective and involve issues including:
The type of injury you’ve experienced will, of course, play a vital role in your personal injury case. For example, disc bulges, tears, and herniations are typically considered more serious and long-lasting than back strains, which can still be eligible for a settlement or jury award.
At a minimum, you should expect a physical examination by a licensed physician. If your back injury causes numbness or weakness in your legs, further testing will probably be warranted, and will include:
Another important factor that will need to be determined is whether you experienced a pre-existing condition before the incident.
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