Can you imagine what it must be like to cope with sudden paralysis? This can happen if someone suffers an accident or injury that causes some damage to the spinal cord. This in turn cuts off the feeling in one or more sections of the body, depending on which part of the spinal cord is damaged.
We may all have the potential to suffer paralysis in an accident if we are in the wrong place at the wrong time. For example someone crossing the road could be hit by a vehicle if the driver is not paying attention and doesn’t stop. This could potentially cause paralysis if the impact is enough to make this happen. A fall could also result in some degree of paralysis if it occurs from a significant height or if the person lands awkwardly or on something that causes damage.
What about accidents in the workplace?
Few workplaces become the scene of a serious accident, thanks to the health and safety laws that are currently in force. However things can go wrong, as we all know. Some people have to work at height while doing their jobs for example. If something happened and they fell, paralysis could potentially happen.
Paralysis compensation can be paid out if there is ample proof that another party was negligent in allowing the accident to happen. This can sometimes be difficult to work out, which is the reason why plenty of people get professional legal advice. A lawyer can look at the situation and discover evidence that could back up a claim for paralysis compensation. This can make life much easier and the individual might even be able to make a stronger claim because of it.
Has this happened to you?
Suffering from paralysis is life-changing and for good reason. If you never get the feeling back in the part of your body that is affected, it could change the way you live. Your home might need to be renovated or changed, and you could even have to use a wheelchair.
That’s why calling Accident Advice Helpline is such a good idea. You could have a chance to make a no win, no fee* compensation claim. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to see if you are entitled to a payment as a consequence of the injuries you have been through and been paralysed by.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead