Spinal Injury Claims
Spinal injuries can be caused by a wide range of accidents, incidents and actions. Unfortunately, many such injuries occur because of the behaviour or negligence of another party. It is estimated that at least 1,000 people a year suffer a spinal injury in the UK alone. With such high figures for what can be a life-changing injury, it is essential that victims in this area understand how to make a successful claim for compensation against those who have caused their suffering and losses.
Spinal injuries can vary in severity and the impact of an injury on an individual’s life can range from minimal disruption to affected all areas of daily life. Injury solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with compensation claims for spinal injuries and would be pleased to discuss your case with you to determine your eligibility and likely compensation award.
To find out if you have a valid claim for compensation, call 0800 678 1410 to speak to a friendly legal adviser.
Am I eligible to make a claim?
In order to make a successful claim and be awarded compensation following your spinal injury, your solicitor will need to prove liability for your injury as well as the severity of your symptoms. Your solicitor will work closely with you to gather as much evidence as possible to prove that the defendant was responsible for you sustaining your injuries, as well as demonstrating how much the injury has impacted on your life and abilities to live and function as your previously did.
Spinal cord injuries can be classified into three different types depending on the location of the injury, they are:
- Cervical spine injury
- Thoracic spine injury
- Lumbar spine injury
If you have suffered a spinal injury through the neglect or action of another person, you may be eligible to claim not only for your physical condition, but also for any emotional or psychological impact that the injury has had on you. Your solicitor will aim to attain compensation for all areas of loss, including the following:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses including hospital bills, prescription costs, chiropractic care, etc
- Future medical expenses in case there is a need to undergo ongoing treatment. Future medical expenses may also include transportation costs, costs for rehabilitation, etc
- Loss of employment prospects and future earning capacity
- Pain and discomfort
- Emotional impact of the injury
If you believe that your spinal injury was the result of another person’s negligence, and a solicitor can prove diagnosis, impact and liability, you will be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
How long will it take to process my case?
You can assist your solicitor in this process by being as thorough as possible in your explanation of the circumstances surrounding your injury and by providing the solicitor with all relevant documentations, reports and evidence that will strengthen your case.
Once the solicitor has gathered and formulated the claim, they will begin negotiating your settlement figure with the defendant. Using legislation and guidelines, the solicitor will seek to achieve the maximum award possible for your injury and losses and will keep you updated every step of the way.
How much compensation can I claim for a spinal cord injury?
Compensation award amounts vary from one claimant to another, and as such, it is important to recognise that your solicitor will need to evaluate the specifics of your case before offering an estimate of the likely amount that you will be entitled to. The greater the impact your spinal injury has had on your ability to carry out normal daily activities and the more severe your pain and symptoms are, the larger the compensation award is likely to be.
If you would like the opportunity to discuss your case during a free, no-obligation consultation, call 0800 678 1410. This is the ideal time to discuss the processes involved in making a claim, the requirements of you and the likely outcome of your case. Rest assured that your solicitor will do their utmost to secure you the highest possible compensation figure.