While all body parts play an important role in our daily lives, any weakening of the integrity of the spine can have truly disastrous life-changing consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury, then it is possible to hold the person responsible to account for the consequences of their negligence. The law seeks to protect us if we suffer an injury that was caused by someone else, by entitling us to make a claim for compensation to help us cope with the pain and loss. Our specialist spinal injury solicitors have been helping clients make successful personal injury claims for many years and are ready to help. If you think you may be entitled to compensation for a spinal injury, please get in touch.
Spinal Injury Claims Lawyers
If you have sustained a spinal injury, you may be able to seek compensation if it was caused by someone else. The important point to keep in mind about personal injury law is that it only entitles you to compensation if you are able to prove that your injuries are the result of someone else's failure to do what they were supposed to do (or not to do) in the particular circumstances. This may be:
- An employer failing to take the necessary safety precautions to allow you to use machinery safely at work or work in a safe environment
- A local authority’s complacency in maintaining public spaces and roads
- A road user’s careless conduct
Notwithstanding the fact that spinal injuries can happen in a variety of circumstances, they can also be of different degrees of severity. The most alarming kinds of spinal injuries are those that result in paralysis and loss of the ability to use your limbs. However, there are also additional kinds of injury including loss of a degree of bladder/bowel control or involuntary spasms in muscles.
How much compensation for a spinal injury?
The compensation that you could secure in a personal injury claim will be determined by the kind of injury you have sustained, its impact on you and the steps you have had to take in order to address them. Minor fractures to the spinal cord can achieve up to a few thousand pounds in financial compensation, while more significant injuries, e.g. paralysis, could warrant a financial award of tens of thousands of pounds, if not more.
Who can help you secure the compensation you deserve?
At HDP Solicitors, we understand that coping with a spinal injury can be a very difficult and painful process. Our team of expert personal injury lawyers, who are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Spinal Injuries Association, boast over 20 years of experience advising and supporting clients who have suffered life-altering spinal injuries secure the compensation they deserve.
Contact our Spinal Injury Solicitors
We will be able to conduct an exacting review of your case and provide you with tailored, practical legal advice on the merit of a personal injury claim and the likely sum you could expect in compensation. Please speak to our team about your case by calling us on 0800 387 815 or complete the online enquiry form.