Spinal injuries can be sustained in a wide variety of situations. They are quite rare, but they can potentially happen in falls from height, as well as in accidents where the injured person suffers an impact to their back. This can happen in any area of their back, from the lowest point to the neck. In some cases, where the injury is serious, spinal injury nursing care may be required from immediately after the accident to some point in the future.
The amount of nursing care required will depend on the severity of the injury. At first, the person may need extensive hospital care. An operation might be needed if some of the damage can be repaired. Nothing can be done to repair damage to the spinal cord, so identifying the extent of the damage and how it has affected the body is essential.
What about ongoing spinal injury nursing care?
The greater the degree of any paralysis that occurs, the more likely it is the person will need care from that moment onwards. For example, if a person loses feeling in their legs, they may be able to use a wheelchair and still do lots of things on their own.
However, if they have suffered paralysis from the neck down, they may have no ability to do anything on their own. This would mean they would require 24-hour nursing care, perhaps at a special facility for people who have suffered this kind of injury.
Could you be awarded compensation that considers your injury and the associated costs of managing it?
Negligence is the keyword when solicitors assess the odds of securing compensation for anyone who has suffered any kind of injury in an accident. If they can prove negligence was to blame, the chance of the person being awarded compensation is much greater.
To see if you could make a compensation claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Mobile users can call 0333 500 0993. If you have a loved one who has been seriously injured and requires spinal injury nursing care, you may call on their behalf. We’ll talk you through the process of making a claim if one is possible. Rest assured we always offer a no-win, no-fee agreement, which means you are never at any financial risk by trying to make a claim for compensation.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen