Every day in the UK, approximately three people suffer a spinal cord injury which leaves them permanently disabled. Spinal and spinal cord injuries often lead to partial or complete paralysis, and if you’ve suffered life-changing spinal injuries, our personal injury lawyers will work closely with your family and medical experts to give you the best possible chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
Because spinal cord injuries often have lifelong implications, your whole life could change in a flash if you suffer life-changing spinal injuries in a car accident or an accident at work – and it’s a good idea to make a claim for personal injury compensation as soon as possible after your accident.
You may find yourself faced with medical and rehabilitation costs, and may need to pay for your home to be modified following your accident. In some cases, an interim compensation payment can be made which will help you until your claim has been fully assessed. This can take some time, but Accident Advice Helpline’s aim is to make the claims process as stress-free as possible.
How much compensation will you get?
Your settlement takes into account not only your pain and suffering but also any future costs which you may incur, such as the cost of specialist equipment, modifying your home, rehabilitation, nursing care and treatment. We’ll also look at your future loss of earnings if you are unable to return to work after your accident.
Because the spinal cord control the brain’s communications with the rest of the body, a spinal injury may mean that the affected body part no longer receives communications from the brain, which could mean loss of motor skills or mobility.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries, and if somebody else is at fault, we’ll help you get the compensation you deserve, on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
How did your accident happen?
Whether you have been involved in a life-threatening car accident after being hit by a drunk driver or have suffered spinal injuries after a fall from scaffolding on a building site at work, a third party is responsible for your injuries – in these two examples it’s the other driver and your employer respectively.
Get in touch with us as soon as possible after your accident and we can tell you whether you have a viable claim, offering you confidential, no-obligation advice. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today and speak to one of our expert personal injury advisors – it’s free to call.
Date Published: August 12, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton