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Spinal Cord Injuries

Sadly, 3 people every day are told they will not walk again as a result of spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injury affects over 40,000 people in the UK, and the effects of these serious injuries on people’s lives can be devastating.

If your spinal cord injury was a result of an accident, Hodge Jones & Allen can support you during this difficult time. We will investigate the cause of the accident and where another party is responsible for the serious injury, will pursue your claim for spinal injury compensation. Our legal services team will fight to get the justice and compensation that you deserve whilst giving you the support and advice that you need. We are also a gold corporate partner of SIA, the Spinal Injuries Association, and as such, we are recognised by them to get you the compensation and justice you deserve after a traumatic injury.


There are varying levels of spinal cord injury and paralysis, with some more severe than others. Generally these can occur as a result of medical negligence, a road traffic accident or an accident at work.

Spinal cord injuries fall into two categories; either complete damage, which means that there’s damage across the whole width of the spinal cord, or incomplete damage, which indicates damage across part of the spinal cord.

Both types of back injury can potentially cause varying degrees of paralysis, loss of bodily function and loss of sensation.

In the most serious spinal injuries, spinal cord damage can result in either:

  • Paraplegia, which is impairment of motor or sensory function of the lower extremities, or;
  • Tetraplegia or quadriplegia, which is a partial or total loss of use of all limbs.

In all cases of spinal cord injury and damage our solicitors aim to get you:


As each injury is personal to each victim, the amount of compensation you may be able to claim will be personal to you. However, you can use our spinal cord injury Compensation Calculator to get a rough estimate of how much compensation you may receive.

You may also be able to claim special damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Personal trauma relating to the injury
  • Loss of amenity, which will include personal adjustments to your work, social and domestic life
  • Loss of earnings, both current and future
  • On-going care and accommodations for your life-changing injuries


We will engage an expert team on your behalf to work on a variety of subjects, such as rehabilitation specialists including physiotherapists to assist you medically, occupational therapy consultants, accountants and architects should your property require significant adaptations according to your new situation.


Our London-based team operate on a no win no fee basis, ensuring that you’re not put at any financial risk should you choose to pursue a claim on your serious back injury. We aim to make the entire process, from the initial enquiry to implementing the actual claim as easy and stress-free for you as possible.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of London Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0800 437 0322 today.

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