One of the most distressing outcomes of a spinal injury is a bladder problem. In fact, bladder and bowel problems are common after a spinal injury in a car accident or fall from height. These types of problems can affect your well-being and your ability to enjoy life and live it to the full. If your spinal injury caused bladder problems, you may be able to make a personal injury claim if somebody else was responsible for the accident which caused your spinal injury. The best way to find out if you are eligible to make a claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident.
What happens if my spinal injury caused bladder problems?
Bladder and bowel problems can be incredibly disruptive. The nerves which control the bladder and bowel are attached to the spinal cord base, and when messages are no longer able to be passed from the bowel and bladder to the brain (due to a spinal injury) then you won’t know it’s time to go to the toilet. If your spinal injury caused bladder problems such as a reflex bladder or contractile bladder, this could mean that your bladder empties automatically when it’s full, or that it continues to fill and doesn’t automatically empty.
In both these cases you may need surgery or to use a catheter to allow you to go to the toilet. This can change your whole life and have a huge impact on your work and personal life, so if somebody else caused your accident, you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering.
How much compensation could I get for bowel and bladder problems after a spinal injury?
Whilst it’s impossible to say exactly how much compensation you could get for your injuries and related complications, a spinal injury is generally considered to be a serious injury, and the effect it can have on your life means that you could receive a substantial personal injury settlement. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, which will give you an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to get advice from our expert team of advisors. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so you have nothing to lose by making a claim.
Date Published: January 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Spinal injury claims