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Suffering from a back injury ?

Back injury

Back pain, sprains, herniated discs, and spinal cord injuries.

A back injury can affect anyone. Whether they work at a desk, travel for business, or work on construction sites, the risk of this type of pain is high. Injuries are common in car accidents or slip and fall injuries and can range from strains and sprains to herniated disks, to serious spinal cord injuries.

Back injury statistics in Canada

Approximately 80% of all Canadians will experience back injuries at some point in their lives.  An estimated 34 to 59% of Canadians will experience an acute or subacute pain episode. In Canada, chronic lower back pain is one of the most likely reasons for a trip to the doctor for people under the age of 60. Twenty-five percent of the population is living with chronic back pain at any given time.

Unfortunately, many people with pain are not getting the appropriate help. They are either living with pain or they live with it until it becomes unbearable. This can result in damage that cannot be repaired or that takes a long time to recover from.

For those living with this pain as a result of a workplace injury, slips and falls, or car accidents the costs are sometimes unseen. In addition to the pain and suffering, victims may also have to deal with the loss of income for the time taken off work, medical expenses, prescription medicine, physiotherapy, transportation costs, and attendant care among other things.

Long-term disability

Oftentimes, people are forced to apply for long-term disability in order to spend adequate time recovering and healing from pain and to pay for the associated costs.

Sadly, those suffering often find their claims denied.  This makes the situation more difficult and leads them to spend longer periods of time living with back pain, without medical attention.

If you are suffering and your claim has been denied, our lawyers offer free advice on making a claim for compensation. We have experience in successfully settling back injury claims for all types of injuries and all types of clients. We are happy to offer you a free consultation to discuss your back injury compensation claim with you, answer your questions, and be able to tell you where you may be entitled to back injury or spinal injury compensation. Call us today at (613) 978-9549.


About the Author

David Hollingsworth has been a personal injury lawyer in Ottawa since 1999. David dedicates himself to helping people who have been injured in an accident, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, LTD claims, Accident Benefits claims and more. David and his team work closely with their clients and their families and help rebuild lives, following a traumatic accident. To learn more about David Hollingsworth, view his full profile.