Fracturing your spine is a life-changing injury which could lead to permanent physical disability. It’s vitally important that your injuries are assessed urgently by a medical professional after your accident and somebody with a suspected spinal injury should never be moved without proper immobilisation of the spine as this could cause further damage.
When you reach the hospital, a spine fracture x-ray is normally carried out if a fracture is suspected, and from there medical professionals will be able to work out the best course of treatment and rehabilitation for you after your accident. If somebody else caused your accident – however it happened – then you may be able to seek compensation for your spinal injury by making a personal injury claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
What did your spine fracture x-ray show?
If your spine fracture x-ray showed that you have suffered a fracture to your spine, you may need to undergo surgery and a long period of rehabilitation. This can take time and you will probably need time off work to recover from your injury. In serious cases, you may be left wheelchair-bound either temporarily or permanently, as your mobility may be affected. Spinal injuries have the potential to change your life, and if you have been the victim of somebody else’s negligence and have suffered a spinal injury, making a claim for personal injury compensation is a good way to take positive steps into the future.
You could be eligible to claim compensation for any loss of earnings you have suffered as a result of taking time off work, as well as financial compensation for the cost of medical treatment or things like making adaptations to your home – for example to make it wheelchair accessible. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience and we can offer help and advice at every stage of the claims process.
Claiming compensation for a spinal fracture
Claiming compensation for a fractured spine doesn’t have to be complex and we realise that the last thing you need is more stress. You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a 100% no-win, no-fee claim at any point after your accident. Just remember that there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so don’t wait too long or you could miss out.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen