A spinal cord injury can have a devastating effect on your lifestyle and financial circumstances for the rest of your life.
Spinal Injuries can be caused in many different ways such as from a road traffic collision, an accident at work, an accident in a public place, from an assault/attack or from clinical negligence. Even when someone is only partly to blame you may still be able to claim so it is important to get legal advice from an experienced solicitor who has experience of spinal cord injury claims.
Spinal injuries can have a dramatic and life changing impact not only for the person injured but also for those that are close to them.
Whatever level of injury it is important that you receive the very best treatment, rehabilitation and care possible as quickly as possible.
Financial compensation can be provided by way of a series of interim payments so that you may have access to:
- Private treatment and rehabilitation to top up NHS provision
- Aids and equipment including appropriate wheelchairs
- Appropriate single level or adapted accommodation
- Care and support
Financial compensation can also be used to alleviate some of the immediate financial difficulties which can be caused by a spinal cord injury.
It is therefore essential that you seek legal advice from an experienced spinal injury solicitor as soon as possible following your injury.
Our spinal injury solicitors and lawyers have worked with both adults and children who have sustained spinal injuries following road traffic collisions, accidents at work, medical negligence, sporting accidents and assaults.
Due to our expertise in serious injury claims we feature in the solicitors’ directories for Headway – The Brain Injury Association, Spinal Injuries Association and the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum.
Our goal is to support our clients to make the best possible recovery so they can return to leading full and active lives. If you or a family member have been injured or you would like a second opinion on an ongoing case, please contact us.
Even if someone is only partly to blame you may still be able to claim so it is important to get legal advice from an experienced solicitor who has experience in this area of law.
Whatever level of injury it is important that you receive the very best treatment, rehabilitation and care as quickly as possible.
Financial compensation can be provided by interim payments so that you may have access to private treatment, aids and equipment, accommodation, rehabilitation and care when you need it.
Compensation can also be used to alleviate some of the immediate financial difficulties which can be caused by a spinal cord injury.
Wide array of symptoms
It is estimated by the Spinal Injuries Association that every day in the UK three people sustain a spinal cord injury which leaves them permanently disabled.
Your spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves that carry nerve impulses to and from the brain to the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is injured, the ability of the brain to communicate with the body below the level of the injury may be reduced or lost altogether.
When that happens, the part of the body affected will not function normally. That can be frightening and distressing for anyone dealing with the problems this can cause.
Because of the wide array of symptoms, it is important to gain access to the very best medical experts who will assess you and provide their recommendations for your treatment, rehabilitation and care.
We instruct only the most appropriate experts in a range of disciplines who will not only be able to provide detailed evidence about your injuries but also provide recommendations for your future treatment, rehabilitation and care.
We also employ experts who can advise on any aids and adaptations that you will need to hopefully return to your own home or possibly to a purpose built or adapted property.
Rehabilitation and support
There are many specialist spinal injury units in the UK that provide excellent services. However, access to such units can be largely dependent on your location within the UK. It is therefore important that you seek advice to ensure that if a legal claim can be made that access is provided to these services or similar services privately.
At Burnetts Solicitors we will also work with the existing specialist spinal injury experts and the NHS to ensure that your ongoing care and treatment is as continuous and straightforward as possible.
It is important at this most difficult of times that you can gain access to the right kind of help and advice. Rehabilitation could include input from a number of specialists such as neurologists/spinal surgeons, urologists/gastroenterologists and occupational therapists.
Long term support
Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury you may require long-term support for either part of or throughout your life.
The local authority may well provide some care and support to you and your family or any carers. However, funding may well be available through your personal injury claim.
The aim of this support is to enable you and your family to live as independently as possible. The level of support will be assessed carefully to try and reflect your long-term needs.
Our aims are to support you through the legal process but also make sure that you or your loved one achieves the best possible outcome following a spinal injury.
If we deal with your personal injury compensation claim, we will do so on a No-Win No-Fee basis.
Do not judge the circumstances of your own case as your solicitor can best advise whether any compensation is recoverable. We are recognised as leading experts in legal cases involving spinal injuries and are a Bronze member of the leading charity, the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA).
Why you need a Personal Injury solicitor