A disc bulge injury often happens at work when the employer’s workplace is unsafe. Many workers are forced to lift heavy objects repetitively, or in an awkward position. For example, we have had clients who suffered a disc bulge when they were required to restock items under time pressure. Many people just assume that a disc bulge is a normal consequence of ageing, whereas very often it is actually caused by a negligent employer.
This type of injury can commonly be referred to as a slipped disc or a protruding disc. It can affect the lumbar spine, thoracic spine or the cervical spine. More severe cases involve sciatica, leg pain, pins and needles or numbness and weakness.
In minor cases, once the initial inflammation settles, the injury is treated by a physiotherapist. More severe cases may require medications, epidural injections or even spinal surgery to repair some herniated discs.
Many firms try to rush you to sign up with them without carefully considering your options. We encourage you to first learn about your personal injury claim. You should ask yourself:
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In Queensland, most compensation firms will charge you 50% of your compensation amount – the maximum allowed at law. This is very expensive. Our fee is different. We will cap our fee at 25% if we don’t have to file a claim in court. If we have to file a claim in court, then the cap is 33%. Remember also, these are the maximum fees we will charge. If our fee in your claim is less, then we charge the lesser amount.
Before you engage us, we will provide you a written Disclosure Notice and a Client Service Agreement. These documents set out in detail the service we provide, as well as our fees and outlays. Before you sign anything, you can take these documents home with you, and study them with your family. You can take as long as you need, there is never any pressure from us. If anything in these documents doesn’t make sense to you, we can discuss it with you and you are free to ask another lawyer to give you advice. And remember, no win – no fee agreements come with a 5 day cooling off period for extra peace of mind.