Back & Spinal Injury Claims2023-08-24T16:06:46+01:00

Back & Spinal Injury Claims Solicitors

Back & Spinal Injury Claims Solicitors

Have you suffered a serious back or spinal injury in Northern Ireland? We can help you claim compensation that reflects the pain and upheaval you’ve experienced.

  • Expert legal knowledge of back injury claims in Northern Ireland
  • Successfully pursuing similar claims since 1993
  • Strong record of securing spinal injury compensation
  • Simple and straightforward claims process
  • Free initial legal advice to discuss your back or spinal injury claim

Back & Spinal Injury Claims, Northern Ireland

Serious Back & Spinal Injuries

Serious back and spine injuries cover a wide range of different injuries, each with their own symptoms.

Back Injuries

Serious back injuries are usually those that involve damage to bones or soft tissue in the spine, but not the spinal cord itself. This includes things like sprains and strains, herniated or bulging discs, and fractured vertebrae.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries involve damage to the spinal cord, disrupting communication between the brain and body. This can be a complete spinal cord injury, which causes permanent damage and results in paraplegia or tetraplegia. Alternatively, it might be an incomplete spinal cord injury, which is partial damage of the spinal cord and leads to a wider variety of outcomes.

Types of spinal cord injuries are defined by the area of the spine that has been damaged. Injuries can be sustained to the cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacral sections of the spine.

Who Can Make A Back Or Spinal Injury Claim?

Anyone who has suffered a back or spinal injury in an accident that was someone else’s fault is eligible to make a claim.

Claiming for Yourself – If your injury was caused by someone else’s actions or negligence you can make a back or spinal injury claim.

Claiming on Behalf of Someone Else – If your loved one is aged under 18 or unable to make a claim due to the severity of their injury or another disability, you can claim on their behalf.

Back & Spinal Injury Claim Process

We’ve made our back and spinal injury claim process smooth and straightforward. Let us handle everything so you can focus on your recovery and rehabilitation.

Step 1: Contact Reid Black
The vital first step is to get in touch so that our specialist back and spine injury solicitors can give free initial legal advice on your claim.

Step 2: Rehabilitation Assessment
If you proceed with your claim, we’ll arrange a rehabilitation assessment. We want to fully understand the most effective rehab programme for your injury so that we can factor this into your claim.

Step 3: Gathering Information
We’ll then gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This could include medical reports, rehabilitation reports, police reports, as well as evidence from the location of your accident.

Step 4: Medical Assessment
Next, we’ll arrange for you to be assessed by an independent medical professional. We want to be certain of the extent of your injuries, make sure nothing has been overlooked and build a picture of the long-term impact of your injuries.

Step 5: Compensation Negotiations
With all that evidence collated, we’ll negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurer to secure the maximum compensation payout you deserve based on your spine of back injury and its impact on your life.

Step 6: Compensation Payout
We will continue to help you to ensure your compensation is paid promptly and the money is available to help you to live your life.

Back & Spinal Injury Claim Time Limits

Back & Spinal Injury Compensation

It’s important to secure the back and spinal injury compensation you deserve to help with your medical care, rehabilitation costs, travel expenses, and other adjustments to your home and living arrangements.

You will be entitled to general damages, which is compensation for your back or spinal injury and its impact on your life. You may also receive special damages, which is compensation for the financial hardship you’ve endured because of your injury. This will include some of the expenses we’ve mentioned and loss of earnings.

The amount of compensation awarded to you will depend on the seriousness of your injury.

Back Injury Compensation Amounts

Back injury compensation amounts start at less than £1,000 for minor back injuries, such as soft tissue damage, from which you’ll be fully recovered within three months. Compensation payouts can be more than £160,000 for the most serious back injuries.

Spinal Injury Compensation Amounts

Spinal cord injury compensation usually starts at £30,000 for moderate spinal injury cases but can be up to £320,000 in the most severe spinal injury cases.

Why Choose Reid Black?

We’re experienced personal injury solicitors with a strong record of successfully pursuing back and spinal injury claims in Northern Ireland. Back and spine injuries can have a profound impact on your life. We understand that and we want to help you to secure compensation that minimises the disruption.

Our Specialist Back & Spinal Injury Claim Solicitors

Our Specialist Back & Spinal Injury Claim Solicitors

Peter Lynch
Peter Lynch
30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Peter Lynch of Reid Black Solicitors is one of Northern Ireland’s Leading Road Traffic Accident Experts.
  • He will act for you solely and does not accept referrals from insurers or Accident Management companies thus ensuring we have your interests first.
  • Have an initial no-cost chat about any Road Traffic Accident to see if you have a case.
  • He acts in Car Accidents, Cycling & Motorbike Accidents and Pedestrian Accident Claims.
  • Peter will be able to Fast track your claim to get you the compensation you deserve.
Libby Smyth
Libby Smyth
20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Libby Smyth is one Northern Ireland’s leading Road Traffic Accident and Personal Injury Solicitors.
  • She will handle your Road Traffic Accident Claim effectively and efficiently, keeping your best interests as her prime concern.
  • Specialist in all types of personal injury claims, with a focus on Road Traffic Injury Claims.
  • Libby can expedite your injury claim to ensure you get your compensation as fast as possible.
  • If you’ve been injured as a result of a Road Traffic Accident, contact Libby today for free initial chat to see if you’re eligible for a claim.
Eilis McQuillan
Eilis McQuillan
14 YEARS EXPERIENCE
  • Elis McQuillan has extensive experience dealing with Road Traffic Accident Claims in Northern Ireland.
  • She will prioritise your interest’s first and act solely on your behalf.
  • Specialist in all types of Road Traffic Accident Claims and Litigation, including Car Accidents, Cycling Accidents and Motorbike Accidents.
  • Ellis can Fast Track your Road Traffic Accident Claim, so you get your compensation as soon as possible.
  • Contact Ellis today for a free initial consultation to determine if you’re entitled to a Road Traffic Accident Claim.

Frequently Asked Questions

Minor back or spinal injury claims can be settled in just a few months. If liability is disputed or you suffered a severe injury, your claim could take a lot longer. In that case, we can secure an interim compensation payment so that you don’t suffer any financial hardship in the meantime.
If you suffered a back or spine injury and somebody else was at fault, you will be eligible to receive compensation. Depending on the complexity of the claim and the seriousness of your injuries it could take anything from six months to several years for the final compensation amount to be agreed.
Evidence to support your back or spinal injury claim might include medical records, rehabilitation notes, police reports, CCTV footage, eyewitness accounts and any other information that documents your injury.
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your spinal injury claim. After that, we’ll be able to discuss our fees and payment options. You’ll always know our fees before starting a claim — and we never take a percentage of the compensation you’re awarded.
Yes, if you suffer from chronic back pain because your employer failed to put the right measures in place to protect you while you were at work then you could be eligible to make a back injury claim.
No, we settle the vast majority of back and spine injury claims without going to court. But we always keep the option of taking a claim to court on the table in case the other party refuses to accept liability or won’t offer a suitable amount of compensation.

Start Your Back or Spinal Injury Compensation Claim

Getting the compensation that’s rightfully yours following a back or spine injury starts with a simple conversation. Get in touch for a free initial consultation on your claim.

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      William Campbell
      William Campbell
      16:37 13 Nov 19
      Great if you get stuck in a jam with the local police.
      Harry Walmsley
      Harry Walmsley
      14:51 22 Aug 19
      Brilliant solicitor. Thank you.
      Andrew Aicken
      Andrew Aicken
      08:51 20 Apr 18
      Great service from a professional company. Eilis McQuillan handled a case for me and was outstanding. I was kept informed at every stage and would recommend Reid Black without hesitation.
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      Victoria J
      10:12 18 May 18
      I would highly recommend this company and I have used them a few times . Absolutely Fantastic company .
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      Alan Cromie
      14:54 08 Nov 15
      I approached Reid Black Solicitors having known Hamill Clawson for many years as a good dependable lawyer and having been badly let down and grossly overcharged by another solicitor. He referred me to his colleague, David French who was very approachable and went out of his way to help resolve matters equitably in a timely and stress free manner.As a busy professional, this invaluable advice from Hamill and, especially his partner David was greatly appreciated. I am impressed by the high standard of service offered by this Firm and would recommended their services without caveat.read more
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      09:12 21 Feb 20
      1st class service. Case was resolved quickly, handled with sensitivity and professionalism. Couldn’t recommend Eilis highly enough. Very happy.
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      12:07 09 Mar 20
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      David helped me get a licence reinstated with the council. Very fast, efficient and professional service. I would highly recommend this company.
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      09:41 06 Sep 20
      Great business
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      17:07 30 Sep 20
      Highly recommend Reid Black Solicitors. David French handled my case and guided me step by step. Very fast and professional. Made my whole experience stress free. Couldn't be more thankful. 🙂
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      Jonathan Loughlin
      16:52 29 Nov 20
      Highly experienced staff have helped me massively and would recommend them to anyone 10☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
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      13:18 31 Mar 21
      Worked with Karen Cox on house purchase. Fantastic service!
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      Adrian Bodle
      14:57 23 Jul 21
      I would highly recommend Reid Black Solicitors. my experience was totally stress free and easy from the start. David handled my case in a professional manner, notifying me every step of the way. Thank you for all your hard work. A1read more
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      James Cullen
      14:53 23 Jul 21
      Had the best service from all at Reid black from David and Karen who dealt with my claim, all in all a great service I would highly recommend this Company to anybody wanting a professional service, thankyou to everyone at your office. odyread more
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      14:17 29 Jul 21
      Reid and Black were absolutely outstanding and extremely professional in their handling of my case, They were well organised, timely and informative in their updates as the case progressed. The outcome was even better than anticipated which can only be due to the excellent knowledge, tenacity and determination in seeking a satisfactory outcome. I would highly recommend their services to anyone.read more
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      Karen was wonderful and took fantastic card of us as first time buyers. Excellent service all round, thank you so much!
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      11:48 10 Feb 22
      I would like to thank Reid Black solicitors for the outstanding work you have done for all the veterans who have mostly suffered in silence and would never have thought to start any sort of compensation claim against the MOD,also to find out that your firm does not take a penny from the veteran's settlement just shows the amazing integrity of Reid Black.read more
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      12:26 31 Mar 22
      Just want to start off by Thanking Eilis for helping me through everything. I arrived in with very little expectations to get anywhere and I came out with exactly what I wanted, all thanks to the hard work and dedication of Eilis. When I first met Eilis she gave me the warmest reception and was fully understanding and complient with what I wanted. The best solicitors in Belfast hands down! would very highly recommend to anyone!read more
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      13:18 11 May 22
      We would like to thank Reid Black Solicitors and specifically David French for helping us in a recent professional negligence case. His professionalism was a breath of fresh air and the positive outcome we received has been a weight off our shoulders, we would highly recommend David and his team.read more
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      CJ MCKIMM
      11:13 05 Jun 22
      A big thanks to David and the team for sorting out my hearing loss claim. Very professional, polite and efficient throughout.
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      14:29 25 Jun 22
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      14:25 10 Oct 23
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      Russdamuss
      Russdamuss
      07:02 26 Nov 23
      Was recommended Reid Black by others on my claim from the MOD. From start to end this company have been brilliant in particular DF whom was personally dealing with my case. If you are looking for a professional solicitors to deal with claims against the MOD look no further. Thank you all at Reid Blackread more
      tomsturdy1
      tomsturdy1
      09:51 28 Nov 23
      I cannot recommend this firm highly enough. For any ex army out there with hearing problems please contact them. The process was easy and more importantly they do not take any money from you unlike a lot of firms that take up to 33%. I thoroughly recommend Reid Black.read more
      Wayne Perry
      Wayne Perry
      19:16 08 Dec 23
      What a fantastic group of people to work with from start to finish. I thoroughly endorse this firm of solicitors to any former service personnel who have suffered hearing loss and/or tinnitus as a result of live firing in pipe ranges in Northern Ireland. These guys acted on my behalf following a simple hearing assessment and secured a sizeable settlement from the MoD for me. They did not take ANY of my compensation in payment, but claim a separate payment directly from the MoD for their work. David even declined an initial derisory offer from the MoD and secured a much better one which was 500% (yes 500%) above the original offer. If you or you know anyone who suffers the same problems, I would urge you to get in touch with David French or one of his colleagues at Reid Black solicitors. The only downside is the amount of time you have to wait for the MoD to play ball. On the plus side you’ll probably forget you’ve claimed at all and so it’s a great surprise when you finally get a result!read more
      Bob Parry
      Bob Parry
      05:00 12 Jan 24
      I am absolutely delighted at the result David French and the whole team at Reid Black managed to negotiate for my hearing loss claim. It was a long process, but none of that due to RB, rather the bureaucracy and feet dragging of the MoD. There was one small period of frustration on my part when I had not heard from them in a while, but it transpired that their communications with me via e-mail had gone into my spam box, that I don't regularly check, so this frustration was my fault completely. David received an initial settlement offer, but refused it and negotiated a 33% increase in the offer on my behalf. I thoroughly recommend this Business to any former service personnel that served in NI after 1987, that have suffered hearing injuries. Thank you Reid Black.read more
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