Spinal Cord Injury Claims
If you or a loved one have suffered from a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident, there are often long term or permanent implications. Pain can become a part of everyday life, reducing your mobility and making basic tasks such as visiting the shops, having a shower, or getting in and out of bed a huge difficulty. This can put a lot of strain on family and friends who are providing care for you.
We have very specialist spinal cord injury solicitors who have many years of experience acting for clients and their families. We understand the importance of getting you the immediate care and assistance you and your loved ones require following a spinal injury and offer both practical and emotional support throughout.
Alongside fighting for the maximum amount of compensation for you to help provide for all of your future needs, we will also concentrate on meeting your immediate needs and treatment as well as longer term rehabilitation and support, including loss of earnings, therapies, counselling, new accommodation, disability aids and equipment, adaptations to accommodation and transport, and care and assistance.
No amount of money can make everything completely right again, but it can help to make your life a lot easier with the aim of improving quality of life.
Making a spinal cord injury claim
If your spine was fractured or damaged in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Spinal cord injuries and fractures can be sustained in a number of different types of accident, including:
- Spinal injuries as a result of serious road traffic accidents.
- Spinal injuries sustained during service with the Armed Forces.
- Accidents at work resulting in spinal cord injury.
- Trips, slips and falls that cause spinal cord injuries.
- Spinal fractures caused by serious sporting accidents.
Freeclaim has a specialist team of spinal cord injury solicitors who have years of experience in successfully winning compensations for spinal fracture victims. Our solicitors will fight to get you the maximum level of compensation and will also assist you in accessing the best medical care, rehabilitation and support.
These can be very serious multi-million pound cases, therefore we would always advise you speak to spinal injury claims solicitors who have proven expertise and who can help with early treatment and support.
If you, or a loved one, have sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident, speak to one of our dedicated solicitors today. All enquiries are free and in confidence – call now on 0800 612 7340.
We are members of the Spinal Injury Association (SIA) approved list of personal injury solicitors, showing our expertise in spinal injury claims. We also support their Peer Support Officer in Yorkshire, Andy Wharton. Andy has first hand experience of dealing with a spinal injury and provides help and support to recently injured people.
When making a claim for spinal cord injury compensation, your solicitor will take into account the following factors:
- Private health care, therapy and rehabilitation sessions (the best possible treatment).
- Home customisation such as lifts in the bath, stair lifts, and ramps.
- An adapted car which has been designed to accommodate your injuries.
- Money to compensate for suffering endured, and immediate or long-term pain.
- Compensation for loss of earnings if you cannot work, or return back to your job.
- Expenses such as travel to and from hospital, specialists and support groups.
- Counselling services.
- Care costs, including care provide by your family.
The symptoms brought on by these accidents can vary depending on the severity and location of the spinal fracture, but can include:
- Severe back and neck pain
- Numbness or tingling
- Muscle spasms
- Bowel or bladder disorders
A spinal fracture or dislocation of vertebrae can result in bone fragments pinching and damaging spinal nerves or in some cases, the spinal cord. As well as being extremely painful, in severe cases it can bring on symptoms such as bowel or bladder disorders or even paralysis, seriously reducing the quality of your life, resulting in loss of earnings and the need for long-term medical treatment and care.
No matter how your spinal fracture has affected you, Freeclaim Solicitors are committed to getting you early treatment and help to start getting your life back on track, as well as the compensation you deserve.
How we can help you
Freeclaim Solicitors have more than 30 years’ experience successfully fighting for serious spinal cord injury claims. We are also Law Society accredited and recommended as a leading law firm by the Legal 500. If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal fracture in an accident that was not your fault, contact us today for a free, no obligation enquiry to find out if you have a claim or call 0800 612 7340