A disc in the back may bulge if it becomes swollen, inflamed, or moves out of place. Sometimes, a bulging disc is also referred to as a herniated disc or a slipped disc. A bulging disc in back can be the resulting injury from an accident, such as a slip and fall, auto accident, work-related accident, or other type of accident that impacts the back. In certain cases, someone else was negligent and they may have been the direct cause of the accident. If you are experiencing severe back pain as a result of an accident that a negligent individual caused, you may already be working with a personal injury attorney to get you the money you deserve.
Damages from a personal injury lawsuit that resulted in a bulging disc in back may cover an array of expenses, such as:
- Pain medications
- Medical and hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
Although there are different causes of serious back injuries that result in bulging discs, car accidents are the leading cause. When someone’s body is involved in serious impact, it can cause ligaments, vertebrae, and muscles to be forced out of their natural positions. The result tends to be serious back and neck pain that may require surgery and/or physical therapy to repair.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in one recent year, there were 148,780 cases of back-related injuries that required time off work. If you’re part of this statistic, a loss of income may be putting a significant amount of financial stress on you and your family. You may have bills and everyday expenses to worry about and you may be depleting your savings in order to cover those expenses. On top of all that, you may also be dealing with the medical bills that have piled up due to your accident and back pain.
What options do plaintiffs have if they are waiting for their personal injury lawsuits to reach a settlement, especially if they are out of work and no longer receiving a weekly paycheck? One option is receiving money sooner through a process known as a lawsuit advance. Also known as pre-settlement funding, this is a simple way for plaintiffs to receive the money they’re waiting for while their case officially settles. At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.