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.
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 they will face.
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 will also seek an early compensation payment (known as an interim payment) to lessen the financial impact of the injury.
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
The spinal cord is made up of nerves that relay messages between the brain and the rest of the body. These messages are responsible for all our bodily functions and actions.
Injury to the spine, such as following an accident, can cause damage to the nerves which means that the messages between the brain and the rest of the body are disrupted or not able to pass properly. This may result in a loss of movement and sensation. The higher up the injury to the spinal cord is, the more movement and sensation is lost.
These terms relate to the type of spinal cord injury that has been sustained.
A ‘complete’ injury occurs when the spinal cord is fully compressed, bruised, stretched or severed, completely eliminating the brain’s ability to send signals below the point of injury. This results in loss of all movement and sensation below the level of injury.
An ‘incomplete’ injury occurs when the spinal cord is compressed or injured, but the brain is still able to send signals below the level of injury. This results in some movement or sensation or a combination of the two.
You can usually make a claim if you’ve suffered a spinal injury either following an accident or following negligent medical treatment.
We specialise in spinal injury claims for both adults and children resulting from personal injuries following:
Cases of medical negligence, resulting in spinal injury include:
We would 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.
Each case differs, so this means the amount of compensation you could get also differ. But our expert spinal injury solicitors can help you claim for:
Should your claim be successful, compensation can help cover the costs of:
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
The length of time your particular case will take to conclude will depend on a number of factors. These include:
Our solicitors will be able to give you a better idea of timescales once you have been able to tell them more about your case. We promise to keep you updated throughout the process.
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.
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