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Spinal injury compensation claims

Spinal injury solicitors committed to helping you rebuild your life

If you have sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident or as a result of a medical mistake, our award-winning personal injury and medical negligence claims solicitors can help you claim compensation and rebuild your life.

Our knowledge of the causes and consequences of serious injuries to the spinal cord is unrivalled, so we understand the reality of the situation and how devastating it can be. We also recognise that money won’t change that. However, our experience and outstanding record of winning compensation has shown us the transformative power a successful claim can have on your life.

This is why we are committed to helping you:

  • Claim the compensation you deserve
  • Receive the specialist rehabilitation you need
  • Access the right support and assistance
  • Be as independent as possible, for as long as possible

Request a free spinal injury claim assessment

If you believe you may be entitled to compensation for a spinal injury, please call 0800 316 8892 or get in touch online to discuss your situation with one of our serious injury or medical negligence solicitors, we can let you know if you have grounds to make a claim and talk you through your funding options.

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Do you have a spinal injury claim?

Types of spinal injury claim

Why choose Clarke Willmott?

Can I claim compensation for my spinal injury?

Every spinal injury claim is different. Your chances of making a successful claim will rest on three key points:

  1. Duty of care – was a person or company responsible for keeping you safe from harm?
  2. Negligence – did they fail to do this?
  3. Direct cause – is your spinal injury the result of their negligence?

It’s helpful to provide as much evidence as possible, including witnesses or footage of your accident, a report (if one was filed) and a record of any expenses that could be claimed back.

Be aware that in most cases, you only have three years from the date you sustained your spinal injury to make a claim. Although for children this limit only applies from their 18th birthday, regardless of when the injury happened.

Types of spinal injury claims

These are examples of the type of claims that could form part of your overall compensation claim.

  • General damages – for pain and suffering and ‘loss of amenity’, i.e. no longer being able to do the things you love.
  • Cost of aids and equipment – both immediate and lifelong, to maximise your independence and give you the best quality of life.
  • Cost of mobility aids – to enable you to get around as freely as possible (both immediately and for the rest of your life), from wheelchairs for a variety of situations through to adapted vehicles.
  • Cost of private medical treatment – to avoid waiting lists, it’s often possible to recover the cost of having any medical treatment you require done privately, if safe and appropriate to do so.
  • Care and assistance costs – for help with the everyday tasks you would have previously done yourself.
  • Rehabilitation and occupational therapy – to cover the ongoing cost of rehabilitation or therapy to help you improve your mobility and regain independence.
  • Cost of moving or adapting your home – it may be that you only require specialist equipment installed, but your injury could also mean you need to move to a new home better suited to you.
  • Past and future loss of earnings and loss of pension – to prevent your financial security being adversely affected by your injury and keep you supported if you’re unable to work.
  • Provisional damages – where there’s a risk of further deterioration, we can ask the Court to allow you to seek further damages if needed in the future.

Why choose Clarke Willmott for your spinal injury claim?

  • Accredited experts – we have been accredited by The Law Society, Action Against Medical Accidents and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers – independent bodies that all insist on the highest quality service and value for money.
  • Partner oversight – your case will be supervised by one of our partners and most senior solicitors (not an untrained case handler) to ensure you always receive the best possible advice and service.
  • Help with funding – we will talk you through your funding options, including a ‘no win no fee’ arrangement.
  • A broad range of specialists on your side – our established reputation gives us access to specialists in every area of spinal cord injury and recovery, so we can quickly assess the impact of your injury from all angles and maximise the compensation due to you.
  • Expertise in complex claims – we have extensive experience with intricate, often highly specific spinal injuries, including brachial plexus injuries and cauda equina syndrome.
  • Access to treatment and rehabilitation – we can help you access some of the country’s top clinicians, including specialist consultants and surgeons, in-patient rehabilitation and rehabilitation following discharge from hospital.
  • Expert advice on accommodation, equipment and transport – you will receive expert advice on what’s available to help you live independently, as well as help choosing the right suppliers. We will make sure these costs are paid by the Defendant’s insurer.
  • Support to maximise your independence – we work closely with specialist Case Managers who will co-ordinate the provision of care services, treatment and equipment to you.
  • Financial and legal advice – unlike many spinal injury claims solicitors, we can advise you on any legal matters arising from your injury, such as employment issues, buying a new home adapted to your needs and managing your finances.

Speak to an expert spinal injury solicitor

Get in touch online or call 0800 316 8892 to book your free, no-obligation consultation and discuss your compensation claim with one of our experienced spinal injury solicitors.

Your key contacts

Marguarita Tyne

Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Marguarita Tyne is a claimant clinical negligence solicitor who investigates and brings claims on behalf of patients who have been injured during the course of their medical treatment, acting mainly (but not exclusively) for brain injury claimants in high value and often complex litigation.
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Kerry Fifield

Partner and Clinical Negligence Team Manager

Kerry’s primary focus is the needs of the client and their family when pursuing a claim, taking into account that each client is an individual with specific requirements who needs to be supported in addition to the legal investigation.
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Lee Hart

Personal Injury Team Manager

Lee works closely with severely injured people and their families, leading them through the claims process and ensuring they get the best treatment, rehabilitation and care so that they can get their lives back on track as quickly as possible.
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