Spinal injuries can be debilitating and seriously affect your life as well as the lives of those closest to you. If you have suffered a spinal injury or you’re wondering what some of the most common spinal injury symptoms are then we have some to share with you:
- Muscle spasms
- Pain and numbness
- Loss of control of your bowel or bladder
- Inability to feel heat, cold or pressure
- Inability to walk or move your extremities
Injuries to the spine can affect the cervical spine, the thoracic spine or the lumbar spine, and symptoms can vary depending on which part of your spinal cord has been injured. With all spinal injuries though, immediate evaluation by a medical professional is vital to ensure the best prognosis and chance of recovery for the future.
Who’s to blame for your spinal injury symptoms?
Spinal injury symptoms can be the first sign that you have suffered an injury to your spinal cord, and as a general rule anybody who has suffered this type of injury should not be moved until they can be properly immobilised. This usually means waiting for paramedics to arrive so that the spine can be stabilised ready to transport the injured person to hospital. Moving somebody with a spinal cord injury could cause serious damage which could leave them paralysed or cause more serious injuries.
If you were injured in an accident caused by somebody else – for example if another driver’s vehicle was in a collision with your car – you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident. With over 16 years’ experience handling personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
Claiming compensation after a spinal injury
As well as needing advice after suffering a spinal injury you also need support and to work with a specialist personal injury lawyer who understands how difficult life can be after this type of accident. Spinal cord injuries can disrupt not only your life but the lives of those closest to you and financial struggles are just one stress which you could experience after your accident. Taking time off work for treatment and rehabilitation could leave you struggling to cover rent and bills, which is why making a personal injury claim could be a good idea.
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you could claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more today and get confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen