If you have been hurt in an accident that was not your own fault then you could well be entitled to make an accident claim and you could receive cash compensation for your injuries, damages and expenses. To do this you should speak to the no win no fee* in Rockbeare team at Accident Advice Helpline.
No win no fee* in Rockbeare
The no win no fee* in Rockbeare team at Accident Advice Helpline is just one of the in house no win no fee* teams here at Accident Advice Helpline. As Accident Advice Helpline is a nationwide law firm with over ten years experience in the business you can feel confident that you and your accident claim are in safe hands. The no win no fee* in Rockbeare team have experience in dealing with all kinds of accident compensation claims such as spinal cord injuries.
A Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is damage or trauma to the spinal cord that results in a loss or impaired function causing reduced mobility or feeling. Common causes of damage are trauma (car accident, gunshot, falls, sports injuries, etc.) or disease (Transverse Myelitis, Polio, Spina Bifida, Friedreich’s Ataxia, etc.). The spinal cord does not have to be severed in order for a loss of function to occur. In most people with SCI, the spinal cord is intact, but the cellular damage to it results in loss of functioning. SCI is very different from back injuries such as ruptured disks, spinal stenosis or pinched nerves.
It is possible for a person to “break their back or neck” yet not sustain a spinal cord injury as long as only the bones (the vertebrae) around the spinal cord are damaged, but the spinal cord is not affected. In these cases, the person may not experience paralysis after the vertebrae are stabilized.
The spinal cord is about 18 inches in length and extends from the base of the brain, surrounded by the vertebral bodies, down the middle of the back, to about the waist. The nerves that are situated within the spinal cord are called upper motor neurons (UMNs) and their function is to carry the messages back and forth from the brain to the spinal nerves along the spinal tract. The spinal nerves that branch out from the spinal cord to the other parts of the body are called lower motor neurons (LMNs).
These spinal nerves exit and enter at each vertebral level and communicate with specific areas of the body. The sensory portions of the LMN carry messages about sensation from the skin such as pain and temperature, and other body parts and organs to the brain. The motor portions of the LMN send messages from the brain to the various body parts to initiate actions such as muscle movement.
The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves that carry nerve impulses to and from the brain to the rest of the body. The brain and the spinal cord constitute the Central Nervous System. Motor and sensory nerves outside the central nervous system constitute the Peripheral Nervous System, and another diffuse system of nerves that control involuntary functions such as blood pressure and temperature regulation are the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems.
If you believe that you may have received an injury through no fault of your own, then feel free to call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 22nd February 2014