Spinal Cord Injury

Whilst spinal cord injuries can differ in severity, largely whatever the nature of the injury the impact on the victim's life can be substantial. If you have had an accident which was not your fault that has caused a spinal injury, 1stClaims may be able to help you make a claim for spinal injury compensation.

Types of Spinal Cord Injury

A complete spinal cord injury leads to a loss of all motor and sensory function below the severance. This does not require complete severance of the cord, bruising can also lead to this injury. Less severe spinal cord injuries can lead to either complete loss of movement with some feeling, or loss of feeling in the arms but not the legs. Whatever the nature of your spinal cord injury, you need expert legal assistance to help you with rehabilitation and to help you learn to understand your injury.

Causes Of Spinal Cord Injury

The most common causes of spinal cord injuries are road traffic accidents, sporting accidents, work accidents, industrial disease and medical negligence.

Spinal Cord Injury Following a Road Traffic Accident

A range of vehicles may be involved in accidents that result in spinal injuries - cars, bikes, motorbikes and more. Whatever vehicle caused your injuries, we are here to help you. If you have had an accident on the roads that was not your fault, the negligent third party responsible for your injuries should pay you compensation.

Spinal Cord Injury Following A Work Accident

Your employer is responsible for ensuring that your workplace is a safe environment. They have a legal duty to comply with health and safety rules. If you have had an accident at work which can be attributed to your employer's health and safety negligence, you will be able to make a viable claim against them for spinal injury compensation.

Spinal Cord Injury Following Medical Negligence

Spinal injuries are extremely serious and if they are not treated rapidly and correctly they can have much larger effects on the sufferer. It is extremely important that an accurate assessment and diagnosis is made by your doctors. A missed spinal fracture can result in permanent paralysis. It is possible that the results of your spinal injury may be worsened by inadequate treatment, it is also possible that you may receive a spinal injury in hospital due to surgical negligence or badly administered anaesthesia. Contact 1stClaims today if you want to know more about claiming for spinal injury following medical negligence.

Paralysis Claims

Spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis. Paralysis is a life changing injury to suffer. If you or a loved one is not paralysed due to the negligence of a third party you deserve compensation for the injuries you have suffered. When you make a paralysis compensation claim, your lawyer will have to show the court that your injuries have occurred as a direct result of the negligence of a third party. This third party will then have to pay you compensation for you injuries. Some common paralysis compensation claims result from:-

  • A road traffic accident
  • An accident at work
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Anaesthetic error
  • Surgical negligence
  • Treatment error

If you are successful in your paralysis compensation claim you will receive an amount of monetary compensation which will be calculated by taking into account the extent of your injuries - both physical and psychological and by taking into account any financial losses which you have incurred as a direct result of your injuries. The amount which is awarded to the winning party in paralysis compensation cases is likely to be large as it will assess effects of your injury such as inability to work, loss of earnings, adaptations to your home and so on, over an extended period of time.

Compensation claims for paralysis are extremely complex. Paralysis may be localised or generalised, it may be semi-permanent or permanent and it may result from an accident, a disease or as a complication of a medical procedure. Do not worry, 1stClaims is here for you with the specialist legal advice that you need and we completely understand that every situation is very different so you will need to have personalised claims advice.

We offer everyone a free initial enquiry service, so you can talk to one of our legal team about you situation and your options. If you want to continue with your paralysis compensation claim after this consultation, we will put you in touch with the perfect spinal injury solicitor for you and will support you every step of the way. If you do not want to continue with your claim this is absolutely fine and we will not charge you a penny.

What Will My Spinal Injury Claim Compensate Me For?

If you are successful with your spinal injury claim will compensate you for all the physical and mental injuries which have occurred as a direct result of your spinal injury. An individual who has a spinal injury can experience serious symptoms such as permanent paralysis. You will also be compensated for the financial losses you have incurred as a result of your injury. It is also possible to gain compensation on behalf of a loved one if they are unable to make a compensation claim by themselves.

Why Choose 1stClaims For Your Spinal Injury Claim?

Rehabilitation and Retraining

Our solicitors understand what a huge impact severe injuries have on your life. That is why they will not only work with you on your legal claim, but they will also help you with the following services:

  • Career Retraining
  • Rehabilitation
  • Vehicle Adaptation
  • Housing Adaptation
  • Early financial payments to help with treatment costs, loss of earnings etc.

Contact 1stClaims

If you or a family member or friend has suffered a spinal cord injury, make sure that you choose the best solicitor to help you with your claim. We select solicitors who are experts in what they do, are excellent at looking after their clients, and who focus on rehabilitation of your injuries as well as obtaining compensation for you.

There is a deadline of three years within with to make your spinal cord injury or paralysis compensation claim. This three year time period runs from the date of the incident. Contact us as quickly as possible to discuss your situation as you will be unable to claim if you miss this deadline. Call us on 0800 2888 693 or fill in an enquiry form here. It is possible for you to make a claim on behalf of a loved one if they are unable to do so.

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