Spinal injuries are among the worst injuries anyone can suffer from. A fall from height, an awkward fall onto your back or an impact in a car accident or similar incident can all potentially cause spinal damage. If the damage is serious enough, paralysis and associated medical issues can ensue. For example, there have been cases where a spinal injury caused incontinence to the sufferer. This can be an issue that is there for life, with no hope of recovery if there has been damage to the spinal cord.
Dealing with this situation is very difficult. Indeed, it is impossible to imagine what this must feel like for the person concerned. If you are caught up in an accident, your entire life could change in a second or two.
How would you cope if your spinal injury caused incontinence?
It is impossible to tell unless you are reading this because you are in that precise situation now. Spinal injuries that lead to paralysis mean you will experience a loss of feeling, either partial or total, in one or more parts of your body. The extent of the paralysis will depend which part of the spinal cord was damaged, and how far up it was.
The higher up the spinal cord is damaged, the greater the consequences and loss of feeling could potentially be. Even with expert medical help, the outcome could be life changing. Getting advice on whether you could claim compensation is important too.
Contact our team today to see how much you might be able to receive in compensation
If someone else’s negligence is the reason why you suffered a spinal injury, and that spinal injury caused incontinence, you have every reason to call us at Accident Advice Helpline now. This is easy to do, and free if you call 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, you can ring on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
If a spinal injury caused incontinence, you must cope with the consequences for the rest of your life. In addition to being in a wheelchair, you may experience emotional changes and it may take a long time to come to terms with what happened to you. Let our expert personal injury lawyers determine whether you could receive compensation, and if so, how much you could get. Don’t delay – call us as soon as possible to start finding some answers.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen