Spinal injury claims are rare, but since such injuries can be devastating for the person involved, any claims that are settled in their favour can potentially be significant. Even though you may know how you could develop a spinal injury, actually experiencing it is frightening and life changing from that moment.
Life can be normal one minute, and then you can be in an accident that leaves you with these injuries, and you know life will never go back to the way it was. Seeking the experience and advice of a lawyer is vital if you are in this situation now, and you are wondering where to turn. That’s why we are here, and we are glad you found our website. We’re going to help you understand how you could progress from here.
Claiming for a spinal injury makes a lot of sense if you have been hurt because of a third party’s negligence. For instance, you may have been injured while at work if your employer failed to protect you in the way they should have done. Even a simple slip or trip elsewhere could result in a spinal injury if the fall is an awkward one. If you go over backwards, and you hit something that strikes you across the back heavily enough, such injuries can happen.
Since this type of injury can put you in hospital for a time, or leave you in a wheelchair or needing round-the-clock care, you should try and claim for compensation if you can. One of our lawyers can consider what happened to you and how it happened. This knowledge can then be used to work out if spinal injury claims would be advisable.
Why are spinal injury claims so important?
The long-term effects of a spinal injury don’t merely involve recovering from the injury. This might be true in some instances, but in others, it is highly likely you may end up permanently changed because of the accident. It is very difficult to imagine what this must be like, but you may know only too well if you are in this situation now. Someone else close to you may alternatively have suffered such injuries – perhaps your child, for example.
When it comes to the effects of an injury like this, the symptoms of a spinal injury can include paralysis. This could be partial, limiting your movement in some way, or it could be total, which means wheelchair use and possibly help to get on with your life each day. Even if this is not the result, you may end up needing some form of help, or needing to give up work if you can’t do your job any more. That means a chance of losing out financially, too.
As you can imagine, having any kind of injury like this is going to be frightening, devastating, and life changing. Even if you recover, and your spinal injury does not result in paralysis, you will still be likely to undergo extended treatment and require time off work. That can be worrying if it means you are losing income.
Coming to terms with your injury
This can take some time – months or perhaps years, for example. If you are left with a disability because of your accident, you may feel depressed, upset, angry, and emotional. You also have the physical elements to consider and to face up to. Some people cope better than others, but there is no doubt that getting some personal injury compensation from spinal injury claims makes a lot of sense.
Imagine how your life will have changed if you do have a spinal injury. There could be lots of things you can no longer do, or require help to do each day. There may be things you struggle with that were previously very easy and something you didn’t think anything about. There will also be the emotional side of things, and that can also take a long time to accept. Since someone else must have caused your accident if you have cause to make spinal injury claims, you would be right to feel frustrated about things. Many people benefit from counselling in such instances, as they try to adjust to their new life.
Find out more about spinal injury claims now
Treating a spinal injury can be done in some instances, but as we have seen, a spinal injury may not be treatable. So, if you have been hurt and you were not at fault, you might have an opportunity to make a claim as per the no-win, no-fee agreement offered by our personal injury lawyers. That means there is no need to fret over the cost of claiming for a spinal injury either. After all, that is the last thing you would need or want at this stage.
To learn more, you simply need to call 0800 689 0500 to get in touch with the team of advisors working at Accident Advice Helpline now. Alternatively, you can use your mobile to ring us on 0333 500 0993. This is an important first step to take, because you will know whether you could be the next person who will make spinal injury claims this year. Our team is standing by to try and help you, and we assure you, we have your best interests at heart when fighting for compensation on your behalf.
Date Published: 19th April 2017
Author: Rob Steen