Herniated discs mostly occur in the neck or back, and can be caused by:
- Trauma of a motor vehicle accident
- Fall from a height – Off a ladder, roof, scaffolding, or other tall structure
- Lower back strain from lifting a heavy object or twisting
- Continual lifting of heavy objects without proper back support
- Prolonged periods of sitting
- Prolonged exposure to constant vibration – like from heavy equipment or jack hammer
- Repetitive stress to your back
Also referred to as slipped or ruptured disc, any injury to the vertebral disc can have life-altering effects, such as numbness and weakness in the legs, chronic and debilitating pain, and temporary or permanent disability.
People with herniated discs often experience:
- Some tingling and numbness
- Shooting pains – down the legs
- Muscle weakness
- Bowel and bladder problems – cauda equine syndrome
This condition can be very serious and demands immediate medical attention. We care about helping you, or your loved one, recover the benefits you are entitled to in order to maintain your short term and long term financial stability. We will consult with top medical specialists and other experts to establish the full physical, psychological, and economic impact of your injury, and then seek compensation accordingly.
While it is possible to recover from some minor spinal cord injuries, some cases are more severe than others, resulting in paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia, which can be devastating for victims and their loved ones. Regardless of the severity of your spinal cord injury, a certain level of specialised medical treatments, combined with extensive follow-up care is critical. Even treatable injuries like herniated discs can result in extreme pain, limiting your mobility and ability to work for a given duration.
We assist any victims struggling with the effects of herniated disc injury in obtaining benefits and compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Ongoing rehabilitation
- Specialised mobility aids – wheelchairs, scooters, walking aids
- Loss of income for the duration of the treatment
- Potential loss of future income
- Attendant care – if necessary
- Home modification
- Loss of enjoyment in life – in the event of permanent disability
Victims suffering from paraplegia or quadriplegia are usually also eligible for long-term disability benefits to cover the costs of anticipated future medical care, mobility aids, attendant care, and psychological and vocational counselling to help cope with the emotional effects of paralysis.
If you are suffering from a herniated disc, due to a fall, poor work conditions, or an accident, you may have a legal claim for recovery. We understand how devastating disc injuries can be, and we are ready to fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve.