A spinal injury is often the result of a high-speed road traffic accident or a fall from a great height, which could happen in a public place (such as from a diving board at a leisure centre) or at work. If you’ve suffered an injury to your spine then this can impact the rest of your life. The spine contains nerves which are responsible for controlling motor functions as well as nerves which send signals from the bowel and bladder to the brain. If you sustain a spinal injury, you could be left in pain or even permanently disabled, and you may suffer bowel and bladder problems too, which can seriously affect your quality of life.
Can you claim compensation for spinal injury care costs?
As well as the pain from your injury and its impact on your life, you may need to undergo spinal injury care, which could include rehabilitation, physiotherapy and even surgery. This can put a huge strain on you and your family physically, emotionally and financially, but the good news is that you may be able to make a personal injury claim after your accident. If somebody else was at fault, you could claim compensation for the costs of spinal injury care, both now and in the future. This can take a huge weight off your mind and allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries and adjusting to life after your accident.
There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim for personal injury compensation, so it is a good idea to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident, or to ask a family member to claim on your behalf.
How likely is it my claim will be successful?
The costs of ongoing care and treatment for spinal injuries, as well as the cost of travelling to and from medical appointment can be substantial, and if somebody else’s negligence caused your accident then there is a very good chance that your claim will be successful. Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by making a claim, with no upfront fees to worry about.
We have been in business for over 16 years and are proud of our excellent track record of success – we’ve even been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen. You can call us today on our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out if you have a viable claim and get advice.
Date Published: January 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Spinal injury claims