A spinal injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged as a result of trauma or disease. Our brain communicates with our limbs through the nerve roots in the spine enabling us to move, and an injury to the spinal cord can distort or even sever connections with the brain leaving the individual with limited or no movement. Organ function can also be affected.
Each spinal injury is different but can be categorised as:
Complete – A complete spinal injury occurs when an individual has total loss of function from the injury point down.
Incomplete – An incomplete spinal injury refers to partial loss of function from the injury point down. There are two different types of spinal cord injury known as:
Paraplegia – A paraplegic spinal injury causes damage to the lower end of the spine. It can often result in loss of movement and loss of feeling in the lower legs and body.
Tetraplegia – A tetraplegic spinal injury is caused when the spinal cord is damaged at the higher end of the spine, toward the neck. An injury such as this can result in total paralysis, which inhibits movement and in many cases causes the organs to function abnormally.
Helping you to recover from spinal injury
If an individual’s spinal injury was caused by someone else, then compensation may be available to cover the costs of care, treatment and rehabilitation.
If you or a family member have suffered an injury contact our specialist solicitors for free, no obligation advice on pursuing a no win, no fee claim that can help you to recover from your injuries. Our Spinal Injury Team has a national reputation for claiming high value compensation and is accredited by the Spinal Injury Association.
Our spinal injury lawyers have secured many millions of pounds in compensation for individuals who have sustained spinal cord injuries. Our specialist solicitors are part of the top ranking Personal Injury Team at Hugh James, and are approved by the Spinal Injury Association.
The Spinal Cord Injury Team includes:
- Spinal Injury Association (SIA) approved providers
- Association of Personal Injury Lawyer (APIL) members
- A fully qualified social worker
- A medical records officer
We focus on getting our clients the best possible care, treatment and compensation packages.