Poor lifting methods can also lead to acute back pain, which is why it’s best to use proper lifting techniques to prevent injury and stress on the back.
Sitting too much at work, long stints of commuting while being seated or sitting for long periods of time at home can also lead to back pain, and a host of other health issues, which is why it’s important to stay active and stretch throughout the day.
While many things can lead to back pain, not to be forgotten about is automobile accidents, and slips or falls as a result of dangerous environments. Many of these accidents could be prevented, which would make you entitled to a settlement to help you with ongoing medical costs and lost compensation.
Most personal injury settlements are classified as “compensatory,” which simply means that they are intended to compensate the injured victim for what was lost in their lives due to the accident or injury.
A compensatory damages award is meant to make the injured party feel whole again through a monetary recompense, or regain some sense of closure with the accident or injury. This begins the difficult task of trying to put a monetary figure on all the results of an accident and the affect it has had on the your life.
Some compensatory damages are relatively simple to put a value on, such as reimbursement for property damage or medical bills, but others can be more difficult such as quantifying pain and suffering or the inability to enjoy hobbies or life again due to the physical limitations caused by accident-related injuries.
Some types of damages common in personal injury cases:
Damages for person injury cases almost always include the cost of medical care associated with the accident, which also includes reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses due to medical treatment you have already received and compensation for the estimated cost of medical care you will require in the future due to the accident.
You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering if you have suffered, or will continue to suffer, as a consequence of the accident. In 1978, The Supreme Court of Canada limited the amount of damages that can be awarded for pain and suffering cases. With inflation, that number is more or less $340,000 for the most extreme cases of pain and suffering, such as in the case of a young adult who suffered an accident and became a quadriplegic. The Supreme Court decided that damages for pain and suffering are not really compensatory as no money can provide genuine reimbursement for the victim – nothing can aside from returning what they lost. This means these damages should be looked at as simply providing additional money to make life more manageable, and to provide some semblance of closure for the victim. Fortunately the law ensures that the victim will be automatically fully compensated for future loss of income and future costs of medical care.
Speak to our qualified, experience legal professionals at Campisi LLP Personal Injury Lawyers today, to learn more about how we can give you the most up-to-date legal information and advice about your particular situation.
We understand that if your claim has arisen out of a motor vehicle accident or any accident, to succeed with your claim for pain and suffering your injuries must meet certain requirements.
Our talented team of legal experts will explain the complexities of the legal process related to your specific situation and help you get the remuneration that you seek and deserve. Back pain is a particularly debilitating condition and we’ll fight to get you the payment you need to pay for medical costs and ensure your life will be comfortable as you journey down the road to long-term recovery.