Injuries to the thoracic spine are much less common than injuries to the cervical spine, mostly because the thoracic spine is located in the middle of the spinal cord. The most common way to sustain an injury to this area is from the impact of a road traffic accident. If you have suffered a T1 spinal cord injury then you may experience difficulties flexing your wrists or moving your forearm. That’s because the T1 vertebrae are responsible for moving the wrist and the medial side of the forearm.
If this has happened to you then you may find you are unable to do your job properly or carry out everyday tasks around the house as normal – it can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life. You could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you are eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
How has your T1 spinal cord injury affected your life?
If you decide to make a claim for personal injury compensation, one of the first things you will be asked is how your T1 spinal cord injury has affected your life. The more life-changing the injuries, the higher the amount of compensation you could receive. For example if you are an artist and you can no longer flex your wrist properly to draw or paint, you could receive a substantial amount of compensation, as you will need to find a new job and will be affected by loss of earnings.
If you are unable to play sports with your children due to reduced function in your forearm after suffering a T1 injury, then you could be compensated for the impact this has had on your life. The best way to find out how much compensation you could receive is to take the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website today, for an idea of what you’re entitled to.
Claiming compensation for a T1 injury
You could find out today if you’re eligible to claim compensation after your accident simply by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about the claims process. There is no obligation to proceed with a claim when you call and all advice is offered in confidence.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen