Spinal injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your spinal injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.
Have you suffered a spinal cord injury?
We know that when you injure your spine, it can change your life. Often, the effects of a spinal injury are not just physically traumatic. You may also have to make difficult and painful decisions about your future.
We are here to support you. If you’ve had an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When the accident isn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
What is a spinal cord injury?
Injury to your spine involves damage to your spinal cord, which runs from your back into your brain.
Spinal cord injury can lead to severe bone and muscle impairment, and cause changes in tissue. When you injure your spinal cord, you may suffer pain and discomfort, and your injury may disrupt control of your body, leading to numbness and paralysis.
Every injury is different, and has a different prognosis. Many people with spinal injuries will take months to recover, sometimes with treatment in specialist rehabilitation units. Sadly, some people suffer permanent disability.
When you injure your spinal cord, it’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis immediately. This increases the chances of treating your injury in the best way.
Why claim for a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries can be serious and life changing. This kind of injury is likely to affect your life, your plans and your future. It might also affect the lives of your family members and those close to you.
With many spinal cord injuries, the first year of care after an accident is the most expensive. If you need to take long periods off work, or stop working altogether, you might find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You may have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation could enable you and your family to cope.
Nearly half of all spinal cord injuries are caused in road traffic accidents. The second most common cause of spinal injuries is falls.
If your spinal cord injury occurred in the workplace, your employer may have been negligent. If it could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim compensation. An employer’s liability insurance will usually cover the compensation award, so no one will lose out.
We can help you to talk through the implications of your injury, and understand more about the process of making a claim.
Just call 0800 689 5659 to speak to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors. Or visit our FAQ to find out more about claiming for serious injury.
Frequently asked injury compensation questions
Can you claim for your spinal injury?
Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of people to claim compensation for their spinal injuries. Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation.
We can also give you advice and support if you are helping someone else to make a claim.
To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did you suffer injury?
As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. When you call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, we will let you know whether we can help.
Whatever your situation, we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, and if you decide to make a claim, we can guide you through the process. We will help you pull together everything you need, and lead you through each step to make a successful claim.
We’ll take the burden and do the hard work for you.
There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee** basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket. To find out more, call 0800 689 5659.
The quickest way to start your claim is to fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will then get in touch to discuss the details of your claim, and help you to get the compensation you’re due.
You can also visit our online claim calculator to get an idea of how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.