If you answered yes to that question, chances are you have received a spinal injury in the recent past. These injuries can occur by force of an impact, perhaps in a car crash, for example, or through a fall from height. The height doesn’t necessary need to be significant for someone to suffer an injury that requires assistance and assessment from spinal injury specialists. It all depends on how they fall and what they may land on.
Thankfully, very few people will ever have any need to seek advice from specialists in this field. Spinal injuries are uncommon, but for those who suffer from them, there may be some significant changes to their lives from now on.
Can spinal injury specialists help you recover from a spinal injury?
Their purpose is to assess and identify the exact nature of your injury, and to focus on trying to achieve the best degree of recovery possible in your case. This will depend on where the injury occurred to your spine, and how bad it was. An injury that damages the spinal cord will be either incomplete or complete, depending on the extent of the damage to the cord.
The higher up the spine the injury occurs, the greater the chance of a more severe outcome. This is because paralysis can occur below the point of the injury. Therefore, the lower it is, the less likely it is paralysis will occur to the upper body as well as the lower body.
Can you claim anything to help you plan your life from this moment on?
Why not find out today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500? If you have a mobile, you can also get in touch on 0333 500 0993. This is by far the best way to determine if you can claim compensation to cover the extent of your injury and the associated costs of seeing spinal injury specialists and receiving extensive treatment. Compensation may also cover incidental costs and the outcome and outlook for life from this point on.
Negligence is the important word to remember here. Could our lawyers prove a third party’s negligence in leading to your injury? You can find out whether a no-win, no-fee* claim would possibly meet with success by calling now, or taking our online test to determine whether you could receive an award.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Spinal injury claims