Spinal Cord Injury compensation claims
Expert claims solicitors helping you to adjust to life after spinal cord injury
Our specialist claims solicitors are leaders in their fields, with decades of experience claiming compensation for clients who have sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident or medical negligence. Our dedicated personal injury solicitors have significant expertise in acting for clients involved in motorcycle, other road traffic accidents, heavy industry and agricultural accidents. While our specialist medical negligence solicitors have considerable experience representing those who have a spinal cord injury as a result of a medical mistake.
Through our extensive experience, we have developed relationships with leading barristers and experts in the field including surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, architects, employment consultants and Occupational Therapists who can help with provision of equipment to maximise independence. This means we can quickly assemble a team of specialists to fully investigate the consequences of your injury on your life and maximise the value of compensation due to you.
The impact of spinal cord damage
The outcomes associated with spinal cord injuries vary greatly according to the severity of the injury and where along the spinal column the spinal cord has been injured.
The full extent of the paralysis will depend upon the exact level of the injury and whether there has been a complete or incomplete lesion of the spinal cord. A complete spinal cord injury means that there is total paralysis below the level of the injury. An incomplete injury will result in impaired functioning below the level of the injury.
While loss of sensation and movement are the most common effects of spinal cord injuries, other physical changes as a result of the injury may include: breathing difficulties (where the spinal cord is damaged in the neck) bowel and bladder dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, loss of fertility, the inability to regulate blood pressure and chronic pain.
Trauma is a common cause of spinal cord injury. The most common of the incidents giving rise to spinal cord injury are falls, road traffic accidents and sports.