The spine serves several fundamental purposes, made up of 24 moveable vertebra it holds us upright, plays a pivotal role in movement and supports our weight. The nerves accommodated in the spinal cord branch out to all the parts of the body, it is for this reason that damage to the spine can have consequences for many other parts of the body.
If you have sustained a spinal injury at work or because of an accident caused by another’s negligence in the last three years, our personal injury solicitors can assist. We will provide personalised and supportive legal advice, and help you get the full amount of compensation due to you.
Spinal cord injuries result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself. A traumatic spinal cord injury may stem from a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine that fractures, dislocates, crushes or compresses one or more of your vertebrae. It also may result from a wound that penetrates and cuts your spinal cord. The most common causes of spinal injuries are:
Taking care of your spine is vital for movement and most importantly for the protection of the central nervous system that controls the function of tissue and organs within the body. The effect of a serious spinal injury on an individual depends on a number of factors including the type, location and severity of injury. Symptoms can be wide-ranging, from physical effects such as balance problems, feelings of numbness, impaired ability to swallow, stand upright and walk, to emotional and psychological effects such as anger and depression.
Having a healthy, fully functioning spine is crucial for everything from moving and lifting, to being able to work in a physically demanding profession to enjoying sports and exercise. Experiencing a spinal injury can therefore be a distressing and sometimes life-changing experience and as such, being able to rely on legal professionals to help you achieve the compensation you deserve can provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. If you have damaged your spine in an accident, it is important to have an experienced lawyer handling your personal injury case.
If you have suffered a spinal injury due to someone else’s negligence, the law entitles you to claim compensation. Compensation awards will take into account many factors, including:
We can help you to recover the costs of your injury, and secure the compensation you deserve. Knowing your legal options can be the difference between financial stress and a smooth transition to recovery after a spinal injury.
The spine is one of the most crucial parts of the body. If you have suffered a spinal injury in a road accident, the workplace or elsewhere as a result of another’s negligence, our personal injury solicitors will guide you through the process of making a claim. Our highly dedicated and efficient team are aware of how debilitating spinal injuries can be. That is why we strive to get our clients the best possible outcome to their claims, allowing them to get the medical care they need, as well as an explanation as to what happened.
It is often challenging to establish who was at fault, and there will be a lot evidence that will need to be assessed and prepared as part of a robust claim for compensation. Another big challenge is proving that the other party was negligent. Negligence is a complex legal principle that is best handled by specialists in this area. We have years of experience dealing with the full range of personal injury cases, and take pride in our reputation for achieving the rightful amount of compensation due to our clients.
If you have suffered a spinal injury in the last three years through an accident that was not your fault, contact us to discuss the circumstances of your case. We will talk everything through with you and provide advice on what to do next. Contact us on 0141 221 1919 or fill out our online enquiry form.