Commonly caused by car or work accidents or falls from height, different types of spinal cord injuries are split into two categories.
Types of spinal cord injuries
The two categories into which different types of spinal cord injuries are divided are incomplete and complete spinal injuries.
Incomplete spinal cord injuries
In these injuries, the spinal cord is severed only partially. The injured person typically retains some function, but the degree of retained function depends on the injury’s extent. Incomplete spinal cord injuries include anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome and Brown-Sequard syndrome.
Complete spinal cord injuries
Here, the spinal cord is severed completely, eliminating all function. Some function may, however, be regained through treatments and physiotherapy. Different types of spinal cord injuries involving a completely severed spinal cord include:
You can find detailed information on both incomplete and complete spinal cord injuries, their symptoms and treatments at SpinalCord.com.
Living with a spinal cord injury
Recovering from a spinal cord injury is a long, painful process. In cases of complete spinal injuries, the affected individual may never regain normal body functions at all. In addition to the physical pain and suffering, these injuries can also cause severe psychological and emotional problems. To make matters worse, such an injury can add to the trauma and stress of dealing with a disabling injury by causing financial hardship.
When tragedy strikes
If your spinal cord was injured by a work or road traffic accident or a fall from height in the past three years, you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. You would be eligible to claim if your accident was caused by another person.
Who’s to blame?
In the case of an accident on the road, this could be another road user. If you sustained your injury at work, your employer, a colleague or the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment may be liable for your injury. The latter may also apply if you were injured by falling from height due to faulty equipment.
Accident Advice Helpline
Over 15 years’ experience in dealing with spinal injury claims make it possible for us to quickly determine who was responsible for your injury and get you the compensation due to you. To take advantage of this experience, call our freephone helpline and have a confidential chat about your situation with one of our sympathetic advisors. The respective numbers to call from your mobile or a UK landline are 0333 500 0993 and 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: March 8, 2017
Author: Accident Advice