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Back injury compensation claims

If you have sustained a back injury or spinal injury at work, out in public, or on the roads, then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.

Shine Lawyers are expert back injury lawyers who can help you establish your rights under Australian law and help you with a back injury compensation claim.

For more information on the legal process and how you can access compensation following a back injury, watch our simple guide to compensation claims below.

If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim.

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Back injury compensation claims FAQs

Do I have a back injury claim?

Back injury claims can be complicated and it is always best to seek expert legal help for your specific situation to determine if you have a claim before making any final conclusions.

Typically, if you have suffered a back injury resulting from the negligence or carelessness of others, whether through unsafe work conditions, inadequate equipment, a rear-end collision on the roads, or otherwise – it’s possible you may have a claim for compensation.

Some common causes of back injuries include:

  • Road accidents;

  • Lifting or carrying heavy objects;

  • Falling from a height;

  • Slips and trips; and

  • Faulty goods.

It’s important you seek legal help as soon as possible after your back injury so that you get a full understanding of your rights and entitlements.

Who pays compensation?

In most cases, if you suffer a back injury at work, out in public, or on the roads, it’s the insurance company of the entity at fault that will pay the compensation to you rather than the specific person or group of people who may have directly or indirectly caused you the injury.

What is the legal process?

The personal injury legal process can be quite complicated depending on your case. The below image is a good representation of how someone can move through the process with Shine Lawyers and get the compensation they need to move forward following their back injury.

What can I claim?

Depending on the nature of your back injury, you may be able to claim compensation for things such as:

  • Pain and suffering;

  • Loss of enjoyment of life;

  • Past and future earnings;

  • Home nursing and care; and

  • Hospital and rehabilitation expenses.

There are many things you may be able to claim compensation for following a back injury. Once a lawyer knows the ins and outs of your situation they should be able to give you a through indication of what you can likely claim.

How much compensation can I claim?

How much compensation you can claim for a back injury really depends on your situation and the facts of your case. Once a lawyer gets and understanding of your case they should be able to advise how much compensation you’ll likely receive.

In most instances a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before the injury, and your life path since the injury.

How long will the claim take?

How long a back injury claim may take depends on a number of factors such as how long your injuries take to stabilise and the complexity of your case.

An injury law expert will be able to advise you on how long your claim may take once they know a bit more about your situation.

What are the time limits for making a back injury claim?

When it comes to back injury claims or any other type of personal injury claim, time limits do apply and vary depending on the state you are in.

Strict time limits apply to lodging a back injury claim. Please contact Shine Lawyers for further information regarding your entitlements and your eligibility to claim.

How much does it cost to start a back injury claim?

Shine Lawyers provide all our personal injury legal services on a No Win No Fee* basis, which means you won’t have to pay our legal fees at all unless we win your claim in the end.

The legal costs themselves really depend on the work required to make your claim successful and this can vary depending on the complexity of your case.

*Conditions apply

Can I represent myself when making a back injury compensation claim?

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.

Most people making back injury compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.

Where are Shine Lawyers located?

Shine Lawyers has offices in the following locations across Australia. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:


New South Wales


Western Australia

Northern Territory

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