Spinal injuries can be very distressing as they have the ability to change your entire life, and the lives of your family members. If you have suffered an injury to the lumbar spine then you may lose use of your legs, or you may suffer impaired motor skills which could make it difficult for you to get around. Any type of injury to the spinal cord can lead to muscle spasms, pain or numbness and loss of muscle function, which may mean that you need to use a wheelchair after a spinal injury.
This can change your whole life and you may be unable to enjoy activities you enjoyed previously or even unable to go to work and earn a living to support your family. If you have been left wheelchair-bound after an accident caused by somebody else, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to get the compensation you are entitled to.
Do many people need to use a wheelchair after a spinal injury?
Using a wheelchair after a spinal injury is not uncommon – either temporarily or on a permanent basis. It may be that you need to use a wheelchair whilst you are working through a programme of rehabilitation. In the case of a serious spinal injury you may need to use a wheelchair for the rest of your life, which can have a huge impact on the way you live your life. There may be some things you are unable to do for yourself, and you may need to spend money adapting your home to make it wheelchair accessible.
You might have to quit your job and be left unable to work, or you may need to search for more suitable employment. Money can be a huge worry at a time like this, but by making a claim for personal injury compensation you could be compensated not only for your injuries but also for any financial losses such as loss of earnings, and the cost of adapting your home.
How much compensation could I receive for a spinal injury?
The amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the severity of your spinal injury and how it has affected your life. It’s best to take the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website to find out how much you could be entitled to claim, then give our freephone helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you are eligible to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen