Suffering any sort of spinal injury will likely change a person’s life. Some will speak of the life they had before their injury and the life they have now. The two could be very different, but proper spinal injury management can make the life after their accident as good as it can possibly be.
You could divide management of the injury into immediate treatment following the accident, and treatment, support and advice given later, when the full degree of recovery has been achieved. In some cases, the person may need to move into a specially-adapted home so they can manage to get around in a wheelchair and do things that may not be possible in the home they had before.
Obtaining the best outcome with spinal injury management
Proper management begins with making sure the patient receives appropriate treatment at the point they first encounter medical professionals following their accident. Receiving the proper treatment at this stage means any damage can be minimised and that no further damage is done. People who are suspected of having spinal injuries will be immobilised until they have been checked to determine what injuries they have.
Managing the injury, once it has been confirmed and diagnosed, means deciding on the most appropriate treatment for that injury. This will vary depending on the severity of the injury, where in the spine it occurred and whether the person has any other associated medical problems.
How do you know whether you could be awarded compensation for your spinal injury?
The best way to know for sure is to make a phone call to Accident Advice Helpline. You can ring us on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 if you have a mobile phone. Our solicitors will offer you some expert assistance on a no-win, no-fee basis if they believe you have a good opportunity to receive compensation.
We also provide no-obligation advice to start with, and this alone can help you understand the position you are in. Spinal injury management can be expensive and ongoing, and a financial award stemming from negligence of a third party in causing your injury can make the world of difference to you. Find out today whether you could be in line for such an award, and find out how much it might be worth as well when you call our team.