Of all the injuries you could suffer in an accident of any kind, perhaps the worst would be a spinal injury. Some of these are minor and resolve themselves in time with no lasting damage done to the spinal column. However, a C5 spinal injury is a more serious injury that can leave the person with lasting damage.
If someone experiences damage to their C5 vertebrae, they are likely to experience a range of symptoms. For example, paralysis can be experienced on one or both sides of the body, and affect the torso and legs as well as the hands. The main muscles to be affected by a C5 injury are those in the upper arms and the wrists.
How severe is the injury?
The severity of the injury will determine whether paralysis is partial or total, and how serious the other afflictions are. For example, some people who have been injured in this way may have some movement in their arms but not as much as they did before. Others may be affected more severely.
Clearly, this injury is one that will change the affected person’s life. They are likely to need daily assistance with some tasks, and while a certain degree of recovery and adjustment is possible, it is unlikely the injury will completely resolve. When damage has been done to the spinal cord, there is currently no way to repair it.
Are you entitled to compensation for your C5 spinal injury?
You can find out today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. You can use a mobile to call us on 0333 500 0993 too if you wish. There is also an option to take an online test that only requires some 30 seconds to complete. This will require you to complete a few easy questions to get a fast answer to whether you might be able to claim.
If one of our lawyers can prove negligence on the part of someone else who caused your accident to happen, you could potentially receive a settlement that considers your injuries and how severe they are. This will also likely result in a payment to cover loss of future earnings and the care you may need following on from your C5 spinal injury. Call now to see what your prospects might be when you try and claim some compensation.
Date Published: January 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen