Spinal Injury Claims
A spinal injury can have long-term implications for many areas of your health and life in the years ahead. Making a compensation claim can seem stressful, but we make it the process as clear and simple as we can, to help you secure the level of compensation that you deserve.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in workplace accidents, including warehouse workers. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How can spinal injuries occur?
Spinal injuries can happen in a number of ways, including:
- Serious road traffic accidents
- Slips, trips and falls – especially from height
- Medical negligence
- Sporting injuries, such as from horse riding or mountain biking
- Use of defective products
- Criminal injuries, such as an assault
For sporting injuries it may be more difficult to find a party to blame for your injuries. However, for the other causes there is often a party to blame for your injuries. We can advise on the most appropriate party to pursue for compensation following your spinal injury, after a quick initial discussion about the circumstances of your injury.
How can spinal injuries impact on my life?
There are many ways that a spinal injury can affect your life in both the short and long-term. In extreme cases, sadly this can result in temporary or permanent paralysis of parts of the body, potentially leaving you unable to walk.
Other effects can include:
- Problems with bladder control
- Numbness and tingling
- Pain in the back and neck
- Reduced sensation in your arms and legs
- Difficulty with walking and other movement
- Unnatural position of the head
As well as being physically painful, these effects can of course be very distressing emotionally too. It’s likely that they will also impact heavily on the lives of others, such as your loved ones and relatives and may leave you requiring specialist care.
We will discuss all of these aspects of your injury with you, to ensure that they are reflected fully when it comes to making your claim for compensation.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your accident with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Adaptations needed to your home and vehicle
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the incident within the last three years (or two years if it was a criminal act)?
- Was someone else to blame for the incident?
- Were you injured as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the time limits, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for a spinal injury?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.