Spinal injuries are often the result of a high-speed collision in a vehicle, or a fall from height. If you’re wondering what a spinal injury definition is, it is “…damage to the spinal cord that results in changes in its function either temporarily or permanently. These changes can cause loss of muscle function, sensation, or autonomic function in various parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the point of injury.”
This type of injury can be very serious, affecting things like motor function and bladder control, and can potentially change the rest of your life. If you have suffered a spinal injury after an accident that was somebody else’s fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim for personal injury compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
Will a spinal injury definition affect your diagnosis?
You’ll need to have your spinal injury diagnosed by medical professionals after your accident so that you can receive the treatment and rehabilitation you need. Medical staff will use the spinal injury definition to assess the extent of your injuries, and if you are diagnosed with a spinal injury then you can start to think about whether you wish to make a claim for compensation. It may be that your injury has left you unable to walk or you have lost function or sensation in your arms or legs.
Bowel and bladder control problems are also an issue for those who have sustained a spinal injury, as damage to the nerves in the spine means that signals can’t be sent from the bladder and bowels to the brain whey they are full. This type of injury can have a huge impact on your quality of life both now and in the future, and if somebody else caused your accident, you deserve to be compensated.
Should you claim compensation for a spinal injury?
Because the aftermath of a spinal injury can have such a serious impact on your life, and the lives of your family members, Accident Advice Helpline recommends getting in touch with us as soon as possible after your accident. Even if you are unsure who is to blame for your car accident or fall from height, call us and we can offer confidential, no-obligation advice. With over 16 years’ experience, we’re here to make sure you get the compensation you are entitled to, so call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen