Spinal Cord Injury Claims for Compensation
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Spinal cord injuries are serious, and in many cases, this type of injury can be catastrophic and can have long term, detrimental impacts on the injured person’s life, as well as their loved ones. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. We have assisted many injured parties in making spinal cord injury claims to ensure that they obtain appropriate care and rehabilitation, as well as the compensation they deserve.
Spinal Cord Injury Claims: Accidents which Result in Spinal Cord Injuries
Unfortunately, serious spinal cord injuries are sustained regularly in the UK each year. These types of injuries are caused by a wide variety of different accidents and incidents. The most common types of spinal cord injury claims which Beacon Law have dealt with include:
- Those sustained as the result of a road traffic accident
- Those sustained due to an accident at work, such as a slip, trip or fall, or an accident in a factory, warehouse, or on a construction site.
- Those sustained due to a fall from height, either at work, or due to a defective ladder, or broken hand/ safety rail
- Those sustained whilst serving in the military
- Those sustained as the result of a horse riding accident
- Those sustained due to a serious road traffic accident
- Those sustained due to any type of slip, trip or fall in public or in an occupied building
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury as the result of any accident, even if it has not been listed above, we may still be able to assist. Get in touch with Beacon Law today to obtain legal advice from one of our specialist spinal cord injury solicitors to find out if we think you could be successful in making a claim.
Why Should you Make a Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
Whilst a sum of money cannot undo the injury you have suffered and the difficulties that come with the symptoms you suffer, it can assist in managing daily life and can ease the additional financial burdens. The compensation you receive can be used in whatever way you see fit, including to buy new equipment or make adjustments to your home to assist in managing your injury or to pay for professional care.
You will also be compensated for any rehabilitation and medical treatments which you may need following being discharged from the hospital, including future treatment costs. This will include treatment for physiotherapy and/ or psychological therapy amongst other types of treatments which will be suited to you.
Making a Spinal Injury Claim
If you have sustained a spinal cord injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, you should always report the incident to the person or company responsible and request the the accident is recorded in an accident book. If there were any witnesses to your accident, it may be a good idea to obtain their contact details. If possible, take photographs of whatever was responsible for causing your accident.
When you have provided your initial instruction, Beacon Law will contact the Defendants in the case and will notify them of the claim. When liability has been established, we will obtain medical evidence and settle your claim based on this evidence.
Spinal cord injury claims may take considerably longer to settle than other types of claims due to the serious nature of the injury, and complex medical evidence which may be required. In some cases, there may be additional complexities which make the claims process take longer, such as a Defendant not responding within the set time scales, or the Defendant denying responsibility for the accident.
In some cases, we will be able to request interim payments from the Defendant before settlement of the claim if they are required. This will be possible as long as the Defendant has admitted liability for the accident and your injuries.
We usually attempt to settle cases out of Court, however, this is not always possible and there may be circumstances in which you will be required to attend a Court hearing. Should this circumstance arise, you will be given all the required information before the hearing takes place so that you are well prepared.
We will keep you updated and provide specialist legal advice the whole way through your claim. If we can establish that the Defendant has been negligent, we will fight for the right amount of compensation for your injuries.
We offer all claims on a no win, no fee basis, which means that you will not be required to pay anything if your case is unsuccessful. If your case is successful, we will deduct our fees from your spinal injury compensation on conclusion of your case. To find out more information on the claims process, or case funding, feel free to have a look at these sections on our website.
How Much Compensation Will you Receive for Spinal Cord Injury Claims?
Compensation for your injury will be based on a number of factors, and as all spinal cord injuries are different, it will be difficult to provide a valuation on your injuries from the outset of the claim. The amount of compensation awarded for serious spinal injuries is usually high.
The impact in which the injury has had on your life, including loss of mobility, pain, suffering and loss of amenity will be taken into consideration when we value you claim. We will also look at any past and future financial losses, such as loss of earnings and the cost of long-term care. We can also help you make a clam for the cost of any household adaptations required as the result of your injuries.
Why Choose Beacon Law to Assist with Spinal Cord Injury Claims?
Beacon Law is a leading Manchester law firm with a great reputation. Our specialist solicitors and legal professionals have vast experience in handling all types of personal injury claims and medical negligence claims. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and can provide you any legal advice on spinal cord injury claims as required. We will provide assistance throughout your case and act only within your instructions in progressing the matter.
If you require our assistance or wish to discuss your case based on its own facts, please complete the online contact form on our website, and a specialist Solicitor will contact you. Alternatively, you may call us on 0330 1332 857 to discuss your potential case.