When an accident in Illinois results in a herniated disc you may consider filing an Illinois personal injury claim to try and recover compensation for your medical expenses among other types of damages. If the negligence of another causes you to suffer injuries they may be held liable for your accident injuries, including a herniated disc.The initial symptom of a herniated disc is lower back pain. This is because most of these injuries occur to the lower back. Sometimes a herniated disc can affect the neck or upper back.Damage to a disc can cause it to bulge or break. If the ruptured disc is near a nerve and puts pressure on it, which can lead to severe or even debilitating back pain. There may also be symptoms of numbness in the area that is injured. The treatment and care of a herniated disc can be costly as the treatment may need to continue for an extended period of time. An individual may need to undergo expensive tests and treatment that includes medication, injections or even surgery in severe cases.A herniated disc can result in an individual being unable to work for a period of time. Lost income, along with medical expenses may be recovered through a personal injury claim.A Chicago personal injury lawyer can carefully evaluate your case to determine liability and the types of compensation you may be eligible for if you have suffered a herniated disc as a result of an accident in Illinois. When to Hire a Chicago Personal Injury LawyerA Chicago personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. has dealt with similar cases to yours and knows the best course of action for your claim. To improve your chances at a fair settlement and take the burden out of all the paperwork involved in a personal injury claim in Illinois, contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.