In most cases the damage caused by a spinal cord injury is irreversible and can have a catastrophic impact on you and your family. Our spinal injury compensation specialist solicitors can help you obtain the best possible care and treatment to help you regain your independence.
A spinal injury can happen in many different ways, whether during a road traffic accident, work place accident or because of a fall from height. Traumatic spinal injuries have life changing implications for an individual and their family. Quality care, treatment and rehabilitation are essential to ensure the continued health and well being of a spinally injured person.
If your injury or that of a family member was caused by an accident that was not your fault, or was only partially your fault, or you were criminally attacked, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
To find out if you have a claim it is important to speak to a law firm that can prove real expertise and experience in this complex and specialist area. One that puts your interests first and can advise you how to proceed and get your life back on track.
Claiming Spinal Injury Compensation
The process of claiming compensation can be lengthy. It’s crucial to get the best possible advice and guidance. Our spinal injury solicitors are happy to answer any questions you may have, free of charge and without obligation.
To begin, you will need to appoint a specialist to represent you or your family member. Making a successful compensation claim is dependent on obtaining the necessary evidence to prove that another person is at fault, either fully or partially. We will also seek evidence highlighting the nature and extent of the injury along with the effects upon the person.
If fault can be proven, your solicitor will gather further evidence regarding the severity of the spinal cord injury and investigate likely care and medical needs. The spinal injury compensation process will be managed by a team of specialists who will deal directly with those at fault, namely the defendant. If your claim is successful the defendant will pay the agreed compensation package, which commonly includes:
- General compensation for the spinal cord injury sustained
- Financial loss, including loss of earnings
- The cost of specialist equipment such as wheelchairs, vehicles and specially adapted housing
- A periodical payment order (PPO), giving an annual payment for life for day to day living expenses, future equipment needs and ongoing medical treatment.