Injuries to the thoracic spine may be rarer than injuries to the cervical spine, but they can be extremely serious. The thoracic spine is located in the middle of the spinal cord and has 12 vertebrae which each control different body functions. A T12 spinal injury involves damage to the T12 vertebrae, which can be extremely serious. This type of spinal injury occurs most commonly after a car accident (or road traffic accident in another vehicle) but it could also occur as a result of a fall and spinal fracture.
So what can you do if somebody else was to blame for your accident? Well, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim compensation for your spinal injury which could include compensation for financial losses as a result of your accident.
What damage can a T12 spinal injury cause?
A T12 spinal injury can cause any of the following:
- Paraplegia where you suffer loss of function in your legs and/or torso
- Lack of bladder and bowel control
- Reduced ability to control your abdominal muscles and/or your torso
Many people who suffer from this type of injury will find they are able to walk only with the use of braces, and standing is only possible using a special frame, however it’s obvious the impact a T12 spinal injury will have on your life is significant. You may be unable to return to work and provide for your family, as well as unable to continue living life to the full. An ongoing programme of treatment and rehabilitation is normally necessary for this type of injury, which may involve medication, surgery and physiotherapy that could take months or even years. This can be costly, and it’s something which will be taken into account when you make a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Claiming compensation after suffering a spinal injury
If somebody else caused the accident which led to your spinal injury – for example if another driver was using their mobile phone at the wheel and caused your road traffic accident – then Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve. It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, charges apply) and get advice from our team of expert advisors, whatever type of spinal injury you have suffered.
What’s more, our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, which means there are no upfront fees to worry about and anybody can afford to make a claim.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen