Spinal Injury Claims
If you or a loved one’s life has been affected by a spinal injury, we can help you bring a claim.
We understand the impact a spinal injury will have on almost every aspect of day-to day-life, from additional care, support, aids, equipment and accommodation. We will assist and support an injured person in adapting to the changes and challenges faced.
Our specialist injury solicitors understand that each client has different and complex needs following a spinal injury and we adopt a holistic approach to address those needs. We have extensive experience of acting for both children and adults with spinal injuries nationwide.
In which cases could I have a claim?
You can usually make a claim if you’ve suffered a spinal injury either following an accident or negligent medical treatment.
We specialise in spinal injury claims for both adults and children resulting from personal injuries following:
Medical negligence, resulting in spinal injury
- Lack of informed consent regarding the risks of spinal surgery
- Surgical errors
- Nerve damage during surgery
- Spinal cord injury during surgery
- Disc replacement surgery
- Inappropriate surgery
- Mal-positioned metalwork /screws
- Metalwork failures
- Postoperative paraplegia/ paralysis
- Spinal haematoma
- Muscle weakness after surgery
- Delayed diagnosis / treatment of Cauda Equina syndrome
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- Road traffic accidents including cycling, motorcycle and public transport accidents
- Accidents at work
- Accidents in public places
- Medical negligence
Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors?
We have over 40 years experience in dealing with spinal injuries and are independently recognised as leaders in the field. We are sympathetic, empathetic and knowledgeable.
We appreciate the importance of arranging fast and effective rehabilitation for those who have suffered a spinal injury and we work with medical professionals and the other party’s insurers, to ensure an early rehabilitation package is put in place.
We are delighted that our experience and expertise is recognised by the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), in their list of recommended and approved solicitors. Contact the team for Free Consultation
We work closely with charities and support networks such as the Spinal Injuries Association and WheelPower. When a case is won, we will assist with setting up of trusts to protect means-tested benefits. We provide advice and assistance with Court of Protection issues for those clients unable to manage their financial affairs.
We also work on a conditional fee agreement which is more commonly known as a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there is no financial risk to you and if we win our fees are capped at a percentage of the damages. There are also other forms of funding and these can be discussed with your solicitor who will be able to provide you with more detailed information.
What compensation could I receive?
Each case differs, so this means the amount of compensation you could get also varies. But our expert spinal injury solicitors can help you claim for the following:
- Personal injury / Loss of amenity
- The impact the injury has had on your personal, social and domestic life
- Loss of current and future earnings
- If you cannot work because of the injury
- Loss of pension
- If you’re forced to stop work entirely before retirement
What could compensation help pay for?
Should your claim be successful, compensation can help cover the costs of:
- Ongoing care – hiring home care can be expensive, so compensation could help cover this
- Home adaptations – this would include making your home suitable for your new circumstances
- Ongoing medical expenses – not all treatments are available free on the NHS
- Rehabilitation and therapy – physiotherapy is often needed with spinal injuries
- Transport – from wheelchairs to specialist vehicles
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Spinal cord injury
Our client suffered catastrophic life-changing injuries when he was knocked down in a road traffic accident. He has been left with a spinal cord injury whereby he is an incomplete C5 sensory C6 motor tetraplegia.
We had to assemble a specialist team of experts and therapists to provide rehabilitation to maximise our client’s recovery and ensure that he received all the support and assistance he required to make the transition from hospital to community care, with a 24-hour care package in a specialist-adapted property, as painless as possible.
Damages awarded: £7.5 million
How long will my claim take to conclude? Will I need to go to court?
The length of time your particular case will take to conclude will depend on a number of factors. These include:
- The extent of the injuries
- The length of time you have been in hospital and/or at home and off work
- Care required
- Whether the other side denies responsibility
Our solicitors will be able to give you a better idea of timescales once you have told them more about your case. We promise to keep you updated throughout the process.
What are the time limits to bringing a claim?
Yes. There are strict time limits that apply to making a personal injury claim. You have three years after the injury occurred, which is usually the date of the accident.
There are exceptions to this rule for claims for medical accidents (known as medical negligence) where the injury or condition may not become apparent for years. In these circumstances, the period may begin on the date that you became aware of the conditions.