Every eight hours someone’s life will change forever as a result of a spinal cord injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious back or spinal cord injury, your life will have changed completely. Spinal cord injuries can be caused by trauma and accidents including road traffic accidents, accidents at work and falls from height or illness, leading to paralysis or reduced mobility.
There are an estimated 40,000 people in the UK living with a spinal cord injury. We have extensive experience in working with victims and their families to claim compensation to help. Compensation can pay for important services to support your recovery or help you with everyday living including home adaptations, lost earnings, private healthcare, rehabilitation and transport.
What is spinal cord injury (SCI)?
The spinal cord is an extension of the brain made up of a thick bundle of nerves. The nerves carry messages from our brain to the rest of our body. These messages help us to move our body, feel pressure and control vital functions like breathing, blood pressure, bladder and bowels. When the spinal cord is damaged, the communication between our brain and the rest of our body is disrupted, resulting in a loss of movement and sensation from below the level of injury including paraplegia and tetraplegia. The loss of movement and sensation will vary from person to person, even with those who have damaged their spinal cord in the same place.
As the spinal cord recovers from the shock of the injury, and with the help of the right rehabilitation and support, it can take several years for an individual with a spinal injury to reach their full potential with regard to movement and/or sensation following their injury. Progress and adaptation is possible.
How we can help
We can help guide you sensitively through this period of uncertainty and help you recover the appropriate amount of compensation in relation to your injury to safeguard your financial future.
Having the right lawyer to handle your claim can make a world of difference in both the short and long term. From the earliest stages of a case, we consider the care, treatment and rehabilitation that a person is receiving. We will liaise with families to see what we may be able to do to help; often appointing a case manager.
In the long term, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting the right expert evidence to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Invariably, your compensation needs to take into account a wide range of factors including adapting a home, long-term care costs, and loss of earnings and pension.
Our team of personal injury law experts draw on many years of experience to know what compensation level is right for your case. We have a reputation for being fair, knowledgeable and tough negotiators when it counts.
Examples of spinal injury claims:
- Road traffic accidents
- Lifting equipment whilst at work
- Falls from height
- Through lifting patients at work
- Exacerbation of pre-existing spinal conditions
We are approved by the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) for inclusion in their list of personal injury solicitors 2019/2020.
Please contact on of the team to discuss your specific circumstances.
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‘[Colin] spent good quality time with me and my family to evaluate every possible consequence…..I would recommend Colin to anyone going through something similar. I was always kept informed of progress and felt like he had a genuine care for my future.’
‘I don’t know what I would have done without your help.’