Herniated and bulging disc injuries directly affect the vertebra and lower back; such serious injuries can limit the injured person’s work and daily life significantly. An incident or degeneration can cause these injuries; regardless of how you are injured, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your herniated or bulging disc injury.
According to Safe Work Australia, herniated and bulging disc injuries are one of the most common back injuries. They can arise due to lifting and repeated motions at work, in a motor vehicle accident or slip and fall. Given that these injuries may occur in different ways, compensation claims are made depending on where and how the injury occurred. Our team of personal injury lawyers can walk you through your bulging and herniated disc compensation claim process and help you receive the maximum payout for your injuries.
What can I claim?
Injured at work
Injured at a motor vehicle accident
How to claim?
Step 1 – Contact your employer and report the injury.
Step 2 – Seek medical treatment and request your GP complete the Certificate of Capacity. That document will include your capacity to work according to your GP which the insurer uses to identify your capacity to work and adjust your weekly payments accordingly.
Step 3 – Complete a Work Injury Claim Form and lodge as soon as possible. There is a time limit to lodge a work injury claim form on your employer.
Step 1 – Report the motor vehicle accident within 28 days and note the event number. Motor vehicle accidents include car, motorcycle, truck, forklift and pedestrian accidents.
Step 2 – Seek your doctor’s opinion and request them to complete a Certificate of Capacity.
Step 3 – Complete the Personal Injury Benefits form.
Step 4 – Submit the Personal Injury Benefits form to the motor vehicle’s greenslip insurer. You must send it within 28 days if you are claiming statutory benefits for past loss of wages; if not, the time limit is 3 months.
Step 5 – Reach an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer to know whether you are eligible to claim a lump sum payment which you may be entitled to in addition to the statutory benefits; the time limit is 3 years.
How long does the legal process take?
The length is not fixed; it is determined by a variety of factors, including how long it takes for your injuries to heal and the complexity of your case. Reach our lawyers today, and once our lawyers have a better understanding of your situation and expectations, we will be able to advise you of a plan and estimated time.
How much compensation can I get for a herniated and bulging disc injury?
Herniated and bulging disc injuries are complicated in general, and the financial remuneration you get is determined by a number of factors, including the severity of the injury and your benefits under the applicable compensation scheme, at it is mentioned here.
The term “compensation” covers expenses for medical and hospital care, loss of wage, and a lump sum payment if the accident caused permanent impairment. According to Safe Work Australia, the average worth of fall, trips and slips, and body stressing injuries are $100,000.
It is important to know that every claim and individual is different and the compensation may be different.
Experienced personal injury lawyers
Our experienced personal injury lawyers work on a No Win No Fee basis and we can assist you to get the highest herniated and bulging disc injury compensation payout possible. Our teams are located throughout NSW; please fill out the form below or reach us on 1800 952 898.