When you suffer a serious accident such as a fall, sports injury or road traffic accident which results in a spinal cord injury that affects the rest of your life, you may have many spinal cord injury questions which you want answered. One of these questions may also include: do I have the right to claim compensation? To find out more about your legal rights after an unfair accident contact Accident Advice Helpline for free information and reliable advice.
Common FAQ regarding spinal cord injuries
Q. What is a spinal cord injury?
A. A spinal cord injury means the bony protection surrounding the spinal cord has been damaged. Damage can be caused by hyperflexion, hyperextension, dislocation, compression, or from a fracture. The cord does not need to be severed; it can be bruised, stretched or crushed in order to become damaged.
Q. Can a spinal cord injury be fixed?
A. Although there are medications which can alleviate and relieve the pain, spinal cord injuries are permanent.
Q. How many people are affected by spinal cord injuries?
A. In the UK approximately 40,000 people are living with spinal cord injuries.
Q. What are the most common causes of a spinal cord injury?
A. The most common causes are illness, road traffic accidents and sports accidents.
Q. What is the difference between a complete and incomplete spinal cord injury?
A. A complete spinal cord injury means that there is a total lack of motor function and sensory function below the level of injury. An incomplete spinal cord injury means that the signals between the brain and the spinal cord are not completely lost. Some sensation and movement may also be possible below the level of injury for those with an incomplete injury.
Spinal cord injury questions and compensation
If you would like to know more about spinal cord injury questions or would like more answers about compensation following an unfair accident which resulted in your injuries, contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile).
Our helpful team can give you information about your options and your legal rights with no obligation to make a claim. If you do qualify, we can represent you with our no-win, no-fee service. Our services come highly recommended by our customers and consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen. Call today to see how we can help you.
Date Published: January 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen