Spinal injuries can affect more than your health
One of the most severe injuries that a person can endure is a spinal injury. Depending on the severity, experiencing a spinal injury can influence other aspects of your life, such as your mobility and your emotional and mental wellbeing. Our injury solicitors in Brixham and other solicitors throughout the UK take all spinal injuries into consideration. As long as the accident wasn’t your fault and happened within the past three years, there is a high chance that you may be entitled to receive a lump sum of compensation.
Common spinal injuries
The most common spinal injuries tend to be split into two categories: complete and incomplete. A complete spinal injury is when the spinal cord is completely damaged, meaning there can be no movement in any part of the body beneath the area of injury. This results in paralysis, with the overall impact depending on how low or high the injury has occurred – the higher up the spine, the more of your body will be affected.
An incomplete common spinal injury means that some of the spinal cord remains intact and functioning. However, an incomplete injury can still have a severe impact, perhaps on a particular side of the body, and it can affect your ability to move and experience sensation below the area of the injury.
How do spinal injuries occur?
There are various reasons as to why a spinal injury may take place. Some include:
- Sporting injuries;
- A slip, trip or fall;
- Road traffic accidents; and
- Workplace accidents.
Whatever the circumstance, if your accident was caused by another person or organisation within the past three years, and you have needed medical attention as a result, our injury solicitors in Brixham could claim compensation on your behalf.
How do I claim compensation?
An accident resulting in spinal injuries is a very traumatic experience, and one which may leave you with permanent psychological trauma, as well as physical pain or even disability.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we ensure that making a claim can be done with minimum fuss, and in most cases it can be done entirely via telephone so you do not have to leave your home. Our friendly and highly trained advisers are there to guide you through every step of the way, ensuring that you feel at ease as our legal experts handle your case.
With our extensive legal team, we are always able to provide injury solicitors in Brixham with experience and proven success in spinal injury claims, meaning that you have the best possible chance of receiving a high payout of compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline are open 24/7. You can call the free helpline from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or if your calling from a mobile you can call 0333 500 0993. If you would prefer to have one of our friendly members of the customer services team call you back, simply text ‘claim365’ to 88010. When you choose to claim your compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, you are always completely in control.
Talk to us about working with work injury solicitors in Brixham today.
Date Published: 28th February 2014