Pinched Nerve CompensationClaims

Pinched nerve injuries can occur to anyone at any time, due to accidents at work, on the road or in a public place.

Almost all types of work environments can lead to people suffering from pinched nerves and other nerve-related injuries. While some nerve injury cases stem from sudden traumatic injuries such as falling over or lifting incorrectly, others may result from repetitive stress. If you have injured yourself at work you may be entitled to make a workers compensation claim.

Similar to falling at work, falling, slipping or tripping in a public place can cause a pinched nerve to occur due to the impact of your fall.

Regardless of the cause, these injuries can negatively affect your everyday life. Pinched nerves can be painful and debilitating. If left untreated or if the pinched nerve damage is serious, you may even suffer a permanent total or permanent partial disability as a result.

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Pinched Nerve Compensation Claim Type
Pinched Nerve Injury at Work
Nerve damage caused by a workplace accident or repetitive stress can be debilitating and cause many different issues. Pinched nerves can happen in any type of workplace, even if you have a primarily sedentary job, you can cause damage to your nerves by poor posture and overuse while undertaking your job.

Most commonly you may cause yourself bruising, tearing, or stretching of a nerve or the surrounding tissue, due to the repetitive nature of lot of jobs. These nerve injuries can result in the complete loss of function or movement (paralysis) or other serious limitations to mobility and strength. These types of injuries can even be permanent. It is important to note that if your employer has been negligent in their duty of care and you suffer a nerve-related injury, the workers compensation scheme is in place to assist you.

If in the course of your work you injury yourself and suffer a nerve injury you may be able to undertake a workers compensation claim to assist you with getting back to work sooner and to help you recoup any lost wages and unplanned medical bills.
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Pinched Nerve Due to a Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor vehicle accidents have the potential to cause serious damage to many parts of your body. Due to the potential of suffering from whiplash, a pinched nerve can occur alongside this common injury. A pinched nerve can also happen due to inflammation in your body. Inflammation can occur in various parts of the body after a car accident as your muscles and soft tissues react to the trauma and impact of the accident.

Nerve damage is most common in and around the spine, which is where many car accident injuries can occur. Nerve damage can also occur in the arms. While it is possible for a pinched nerve to resolve on its own, more serious injuries that occur with car accident injuries should be addressed as soon as possible with a medical professional.

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Pinched Nerve Caused by Slip and Fall
When you slip and fall there is usually not enough time to assess how you are going to fall to avoid hurting yourself seriously, most of the time a slip or fall happen when you least expect it and through no fault of your own. A sudden jolt to your head or body during a slip and fall can result in nerve damage. A slip and fall accident, for example, can break or dislocate bones that cause injury to nerves, causing pain or numbness. A damaged spinal cord can lead to paralysis or death.

If you have suffered a pinched nerve due to an accident in your workplace, on the roads or in a public place you may be entitled to compensation. If your accident was a result of someone’s negligence, then you are highly likely to be entitled to compensation.

If you are living with nerve damage, you may have trouble walking, swallowing, breathing, speaking, learning and even controlling how your body reacts to certain situations. If you were involved in a car accident or other traumatic event in your workplace or in a public place and are now experiencing similar symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once you have medical confirmation of your condition, find out how much you could claim to assist you through this difficult time.
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What Evidence is Required to Make a Pinched Nerve Compensation Claim?
For a nerve-related injury compensation claim you will need to be medically assessed, this usually involves particular tests that reveal the impairment of the nerves. You will need to keep these results and all medical bills from specialty tests and doctor’s appointments, as these will form part of your compensation claim and payout.

If you have been experiencing the pain from a pinched nerve injury over a period of time it would be favourable to have witnesses to prove your accident. This could be from work colleagues, supervisors and managers. These kinds of witnesses will assist with your claim and can confirm your work-related injury.

If you are suffering from nerve damage, it is advisable to seek legal advice with a reputable law firm, like Smiths Lawyers before commencing the workers compensation process to assist you with what can be a challenging experience, if you don’t completely understand your full legal rights.
Is There a Time Limit for Making a Pinched Nerve Workers Compensation Claim?
In Queensland there are time limits for making personal injury compensation claims. You have three years from the time the injury occurred for most claims unless you were under 18 when the injury occurred. Some exceptions do apply. Time limits may vary depending also on which compensation avenue you are looking to take.

Seeking legal advice as soon as you can may assist in making sure you receive the full compensation you deserve. We will ensure that your legal rights are protected and you have access to your full entitlements.
How Much Does it Cost to Lodge a Pinched Nerve Injury Compensation Claim?
We offer a ‘No Win. No Fee. No Catch’® promise, 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 you matter is opened and before you sign any kind of agreement to undertake a pinched nerve compensation claim.
What are the Average Payouts for a Pinched Nerve Injury?
How much workers compensation benefits you receive is dependent on a number of circumstances. Every case is different when it comes to payouts, without a full review of your pinched nerve compensation claim there is no way to estimate your compensation. Once we have looked into your claim our experienced personal injury lawyers will be able to give you guidance on the likely payout and will clearly explain your next steps. Your payout will mostly be dependent on the extent of your injuries and if there are any long-term complications as a result of your injuries.

We will assess your claim and take into consideration the following factors:

- Lost earnings due to time off work
- Loss of future earnings due to changes in your ability to work
- All past and ongoing medical expenses to treat your whiplash injuries
- Travel and accommodation expenditure
- Any other medical bills and expenses directly related to your injury
- Care and support costs
- Pain and suffering
Can I Represent Myself When Making a Pinched Nerve Claim?
You can certainly represent yourself legally when making a workers compensation claim. Finalising a successful claim will require you to have a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and the time and commitment to actively pursue and resolve your case.

If you engage one of our experienced personal injury lawyers you will be afforded the knowledge and experience of a law firm that will work hard to successfully complete your compensation claim and maximise your workers compensation benefits payout.
How Long do Pinched Nerve Settlements Usually Take?
We will do everything possible to make your workers compensation claim as smooth as possible. The length of time it may take to settle your pinched nerve claim can be dependent on the complexity of your injuries and the way in which you sustained the injuries.

Once our experienced lawyers have assessed your potential workers compensation claim we will advise you of the estimated timeframe your settlement may take. We will keep you well informed throughout the legal process.
Lodge A "No Win No Fee" Claim
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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