Among the most devastating of injuries that someone can suffer is injuries to their spinal cord. These tips of injuries often will change a person’s life forever and affect everyone in their household. People with spinal wound injuries are often unable to find gainful employment or to undertake a lot of tasks associated with everyday life. Below are the four types of spinal cord injuries that people often experience after an accident and which may require an accident claim in Lawrence Weston to be pursued.
Accident claim in Lawrence Weston for anterior Cord Syndrome
This incomplete spinal cord injury happens to spinal cords front portion and causes some degree of paralysis above the injury level. Victims may experience a decrease in their ability to sense temperature and pain although they keep their ability to touch. Similar patients will regain some movement.
Accident claim in Lawrence Weston for central court syndrome
This is an injury to the spinal cord central area having less severe sensory and motor functions in the person’s lower extremities as opposed to their upper extremities. Victims that have injuries that are more severe may be able to move both of their legs but aren’t able to move either of their arms.
Accident claim in Lawrence Weston for Posterior cord syndrome
This is an injury to the spinal cord that is incomplete that allows victims to retain their sensory and motor functions, but may not be able to perceive body part positioning or fine touch.
Injury claim in Lawrence Weston Complete cord injuries
The complete cord injuries are the ones that are most severe since a person’s spinal cord will be split in half. This often will produce quadriplegia or paraplegia and remove the sensory, reflex and motor ability below the injury level.
Damages with injuries to the spinal cord
Any kind of paralysis may produce absolutely devastating physical, emotional, and most of all financial harm to everyone that’s involved. Rehabilitation, which will teach the person how to cope with their paralysis, both emotionally and physically, can take a lot of months or even years to complete. That is why many people who are paralysed due to an accident will often receive large sums of money.
These kinds of damages for injuries to the spinal cord will include:
- Medical expenses
- Rherapy expenses
- Expenses for in-home assistance, cooking, cleaning, and any other services
- Wage loss
- Pain and suffering which includes psychological harm
Accident Advice Helpline: make the call and start your claim
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence or because they caused an accident, one of the things that you should do is to get a good solicitor to help you with your claim. It can be hard to find someone who is going to help you and time is of the essence. If you want to find someone quickly and easily, give us at Accident Advice Helpline a call. Call now on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Pick up the phone and call us today!
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown