A spinal injury can be life-changing, often restricting the victim’s quality of life and having a huge impact on their lifestyle. It can also affect the lives of others around them profoundly.
Spinal injuries are a major cause of lost working days in the UK and a common cause of severe disability. They can end careers as well as alter lives permanently.
Why Claim for Spinal Injury?
Money will never be able to erase the life-changing effects a spinal injury can have, but it can cover the costs involved in the impact the injury has on you, especially as these costs will extend into the future.
Making a successful spiral injury claim can help to cover:
- Loss of earnings, including how this affects your family
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Adaptations you need to make to your home
- Travel and accommodation costs, for going to and from appointments for example
- The impact of your spinal injury on your social life, including hobbies and interests
- Your physical pain and suffering.
If you suffer damage to your spinal cord, the consequences can be devastating. The extent of the impact will vary, depending on the severity of the injury, and where on the spine it has occurred.
Generally, the higher up the spine the injury, the greater the impact will be.
Common Types of Spinal Injury
Common types of spinal injury are: paraplegia, quadriplegia, neck injuries and fractures.
Even if a spinal injury does not result in paralysis, it can still affect mobility significantly and all spinal injuries are painful, affecting sufferers on a daily basis.
The spinal cord is the thing that connects most parts of the body, therefore an injury to it can mean loss of control in various areas.
Along with paralysis, you might have involuntary muscle spasms, loss of bladder or bowel function, and suffer problems with low blood pressure and regulating your body temperature.
If you have been affected by spinal injury of any kind and believe that you may have a case for a claim, then please contact us today using the form on this page.
What kinds of spinal injury justify a claim?
Spinal injuries can have a massive impact on our lives as well as the people around us. If you sustain a serious spinal injury, you may find yourself unable to work and could need treatment for a substantial period of time. A particular bad spinal injury can even bring your career to a premature end. This is why it is so important to claim if you have sustained a spinal injury that wasn’t your fault and someone else was to blame.
What can compensation cover?
Although money cannot solve all problems related to a spinal injury, it can help you cover lost earnings and the cost of treatment. It can help you pay for any modifications you need to make to your home and help you pay for transport to appointments whilst reflecting the amount of pain and suffering you have endured because of your injuries. If you have sustained a spinal injury recently, it’s important to seek out the medical care you need as soon as possible. Once you have a treatment plan in place, you can then start thinking about taking legal action if the accident was someone else’s fault.
Will my claim be successful?
The injury must have had a big impact on your life if your claim is to be a success. Whilst some spinal injuries don’t result in paralysis, many do. Even if you haven’t experienced paralysis, you may still be able to make a claim if you have been left unable to work or if the injury has affected your psychological health in a profound way. Many spinal injuries are sustained at work or during road accidents, with some resulting from medical negligence. Common spinal injuries include paraplegia, quadriplegia, fractures and neck injuries. It’s possible that you may be able to get compensation after sustaining any of these.
Wider effects of spinal injuries
As the spinal cord connects many parts of your body, you can lose control of various other areas once you have sustained a spinal injury. Symptoms of a spinal injury can include losing control of your bladder or bowels, low blood pressure, fluctuating blood temperature and involuntary muscle spasms. At Mark Reynolds Solicitors, we have a great deal of experience when it comes to helping people source justice and compensation following a spinal injury.
How we can help
We at Mark Reynolds Solicitors team of highly specialised solicitors will work to ensure a smooth legal process which will enable you to concentrate on your rehabilitation.
We can help you gather vital evidence to support your case, including documents, records and photographs that demonstrate the severity of the injury. Witness statements and evidence related to negligence can also help you get the outcome that you are looking for. X-rays and physiotherapy reports can also play an instrumental role in helping you get the right result.
We understand the needs of our clients and communicating effectively with all parties involved in the claim. We ensure that the compensation our clients receive will will assist our them to access rehabilitation services and enable a support package to be developed that will cover a range of needs including care needs, transport, suitable housing, aids and equipment and therapies all with the aim of improving the quality of life of our clients and enabling them to live as independently as possible.
Through solid teamwork, we can ensure that all aspects of the claim from the primary investigation through to instructing suitable experts to outline the support package that will cover all foreseeable eventualities happen efficiently whilst allowing us to give practical help and support to our clients and their families at the time when it is most needed.
Get in touch today
If you have sustained a spinal injury and think you may have a claim, get in touch today. We can arrange a consultation in which we will assess how justified your claim is and its chances of success. If we believe you do have a case, we will work closely alongside you to make your case as watertight as possible, even searching out further evidence such as CCTV footage and arranging a local medical assessment.
If you have been affected by spinal injury of any kind and believe that you may have a case for a claim, then contact us and we will be happy to discuss your case.