Back – Compression Fracture of L1 Vertebrae

Compression fractures are generally the result of too much pressure on the vertebral body. Compression fractures can be caused by trauma to the spinal vertebrae from falls, jumps, or motor vehicle accidents. Common symptoms include: pain or numbness in the back, legs, and arms.

Potential Settlement Value

In 2008, the Court in Kehoe v Ameli, [2008] OJ No 2103 awarded the injured person $50,000 for injuries that included a compression fracture of the L1 vertebrae.

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*Disclaimer: These illustrations should not be relied on as medically accurate. Always consult your healthcare
practitioner to better understand your injuries. In determining the potential settlement value of pain and
suffering awards, many factors need to be considered. The awards given as examples are specific to a particular
set of facts. Always consult your legal representative for a more accurate assessment of your specific case.