If you have sustained an injury to your spine, the prognosis for your future could vary widely. You may be lucky and only have a minor injury that you will completely heal from. However, there is a chance the injury could be a lot more serious. Some people lose feeling in one or more parts of their body, leaving them needing crutches or a wheelchair. The extent of the spinal injury recovery you achieve will depend on where in your spine the injury occurred, and how bad it was.
Any spinal injury has the potential to turn someone’s life upside down. If you need extensive rehabilitation, you may never be able to return to work. You may lose out financially, and money worries on top of coping with the injury you have can make things very difficult indeed on a day-to-day basis.
How expensive is spinal injury recovery?
People rarely think about the costs of recovering from serious injuries – injuries that have the potential to change lives. Yet if you are reliant on a wheelchair, you may need a specialised wheelchair that costs thousands of pounds. With the loss of your job and the need for round-the-clock care being real possibilities too, you can see how costs can mount up.
If you know your injury was down to the negligence of another person, you have every right to try and seek a financial award for your injury and the consequences you are going through. Spinal injuries can be permanent, with only a certain degree of recovery possible. Think of the costs you will incur in trying to adjust to a different life from this moment on.
Could we help?
If you suspect a third party was the cause of your spinal injury, and you are now going through the spinal injury recovery process, you should call 0800 689 0500 (or, from a mobile, 0333 500 0993) to speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline. Our team is experienced in assessing all manner of claims, and there is a chance your claim could result in being awarded a financial settlement.
If one of our lawyers thinks you have a good claim, you can go ahead with it on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means you have no financial risk to take on, since an unsuccessful claim warrants no solicitors’ fees to be paid.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen