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Common Causes of Bulging Disc Injuries

Trauma and injury to the spine can result in a bulging disc injury, also known as a herniated, ruptured or slipped disc injury. They occur when the soft inner part of a disc is pushed out. This happens when a tear occurs in the tough outer ring of a disc.

People at higher risk of such injuries include those who do lots of strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting as a part of their job. Other physical factors can also contribute to bulging disc injuries including, aging, bad posture and obesity can cause general wear and tear of the disc and make you more likely to get a bulging disc.

Bulging disc is a common back injury claim and is often linked to workers compensation claims, car accident claims and public liability claims. In the area of personal injury claim, a bulging disc is usually associated with a traumatic event.

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Bulging Disc Compensation Claim Types

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Bulging Disc Injury at Work
Work-related bulging disc injuries are extremely common, and they can result from many different types of job-related accidents and stresses. Some of the most common causes of bulging discs on the job include collisions, falls, lifting accidents, and repetitive stress injuries.

Bulging disc injuries that occur at work can be very serious and at times very painful. If your day-to-day work duties are affected by your injury, or your ability to return to your pre-injury work is affected, you are likely to be eligible to lodge an injury claim.

The most common work activities that can result in a bulging disc injury include:

- Lifting heavy or bulky loads
- Carrying loads awkwardly, possibly one-handed
- Pushing, pulling or dragging heavy loads
- Manual handling in awkward places, such as during delivery work
- Repetitive tasks, such as packing products
- Bending, crouching or stooping
- Stretching, twisting and reaching.
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Bulging Disc Injury Due to a Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor vehicle accidents can cause a range of injuries affecting various parts of the body and with varying severities, for both the driver and any passengers of the vehicles involved in the accident.

Due to the impact of some motor vehicle accidents, the most common accident-related injury is a back injury, such as a bulging disc. Injuries after accidents can create ongoing pain, discomfort and financial pressures, it’s important that if you are injured you are aware of your legal rights.

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Bulging Disc Injury Caused by Slip and Fall
The impact and sudden jolting nature of most slip and falls can cause a bulging disc injury. In fact, a bulging disc is a common slip and fall injury.

Falling can directly damage the vertebrae or discs, especially if you land on your back or strike it in the process of hitting the floor or an object. The sudden jolt when falling can cause strains of deep muscles in the back, which can wrench a disc out of place. When a fall occurs, you may suffer neck or back injuries. Vertebrae can be displaced, which can cause a spinal disc to bulge out between the vertebrae or rupture. The injury can result in extreme pain, loss of mobility, and even permanent disability.
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What Evidence is Required to Make a Bulging Disc Workers Compensation Claim?
There are essentially three steps you should take if you have a bulging disc injury and you are seeking a personal injury claim.
FirstYou will need to prove that you have a diagnosed medical condition, in this instance a bulging disc injury. Seeking medical attention early is very important – not only for your injury claim but for your health and wellbeing. Ensure you keep a detailed medical record including all medical expenses, these documents will form a major part of your claim.
SecondlyYou must show that your workplace conditions directly caused the bulging disc injury. This means that you must have suffered your injury:
- While performing your specific job duties;
- While doing other tasks to your employment (i.e. lifting boxes or walking down the stairs); or,
- As result of repetitive stress in the workplace.
ThirdlyIn order to access benefits under the WorkCover scheme you must notify your employer of your injury within 30 days.
Is There a Time Limit For Making a Bulging Disc Compensation Claim?
If you have been injured in the course of your work, in a motor vehicle accident or in a public place and you’re suffering with a bulging disc injury, it is important that you seek legal advice and act promptly as strict time limitations apply for a personal injury claim.

We recommend you seek expert legal help as soon as possible following your bulging disc injury so you can ensure your legal rights are protected and not lost due to a missed time limit.
How Long do Bulging Disc Settlements Usually Take?
Settlement timeframes are very much dependent on individual circumstances, no bulging disc injury is the same. Many bulging disc injury claims can be finalised quite quickly, but if your injuries are more serious, there’s a fair chance it can take longer. Your lawyer will be able to provide an estimate of the timeframes you can expect once they have fully reviewed your claim and have a thorough understanding of the impacts of your injuries.
How Much Does it Cost to Lodge a Bulging Disc Injury Compensation Claim?
We offer a ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’® promise on all of our claims, which means there are no upfront costs and you will never be left out of pocket. Fees are calculated on the amount of work done and will be explained to you in full before your claim commences and before you sign any kind of agreement.
What Are The Average Payouts For a Bulging Disc Injury?
How much compensation you receive from a bulging disc compensation claim is largely dependent on a range of factors including your whole person impairment (WPI) assessment. WPI assessment, is also referred to as disability rating. It must be conducted by an Approved Medical Specialists. These findings will form a major part of your compensation claim.

Your compensation claim payout will be largely determined by several factors including:

- The extent of the spinal damage and the seriousness of your bulging disc injury;
- Whether the bulging disc injury was caused by a work injury or whether it is caused (or partially caused) by pre-existing back problems;
- Whether settlement is achieved though the statutory workers compensation system or as part of a common law claim;
- The rate of workers compensation weekly payments (the amount paid each week);
- Whether you are no longer able to work in your pre-injury work or in other jobs for which you are suited by way of further education training and experience.
Can I Represent Myself When Making a Bulging Disc Workers Compensation Claim?
Seeking legal advice isn’t required to make any workers compensation claims in Queensland, you are more than able to represent yourself when making a workers compensation claim.

To ensure the best possible outcome for your claim, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers will be able to guide you through the compensation legal process and assist you to obtain and access all possible avenues to compensation. If you have sustained a bulging disc injury due to a workplace accident, as a result of a motor vehicle accident or due to a slip or fall in a public place, you have the right to access compensation.
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If you suffer injuries while at work, you don't have to worry about the whole process of making your claim or the legal fees involved. Here at Smith's Lawyers, we offer free consultation services for injured workers looking to kickstart their claims. As mentioned before, we also have a no-win no fee, no catch policy.
Get in touch with us to give yourself the best opportunity to receive the maximum compensation possible for your claim.
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