A spinal injury usually occurs as the result of a fall from height or a car or motorbike accident, and the impact on your life can be severe. The nerves in the spine are responsible for controlling things like motor functions and bowel and bladder movements, which means a spinal injury could cause problems with mobility and motor skills as well as bowel and bladder problems and pain.
If you have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence and you’re wondering, “What’s a spinal injury claim worth?” then you could find out by taking the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. This will give you an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Does the impact of your injury affect spinal injury claim worth?
Every claim for personal injury compensation is assessed on an individual basis, and we take into account the impact your injury has had on your life when determining spinal injury claim worth. So if, for example, you have suffered bladder or bowel problems that have left you reliant on a catheter to go to the toilet, we would take this into account when working out your personal injury settlement.
You may be unable to return to work if you have suffered a permanent disability or loss of sensation in your hands or feet after your accident, and when you contact Accident Advice Helpline to make a claim for compensation, we will take into account your loss of earnings both now and in the future. This means your personal injury settlement could help out you and your family at a difficult financial time.
Claiming personal injury compensation after a spinal injury
Anybody who has suffered a spinal injury could find themselves eligible to claim personal injury compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident. Because these types of injuries can have such a significant impact on your life now and in the future, you could receive a substantial personal injury settlement, so it is well worth exploring your options by getting in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim – there is no obligation to proceed at any point. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, which means that there are no upfront legal fees to worry about either.