Spinal Injuries

Spinal cord injuries are very often life changing and require the injured person to completely change the way they live their life in terms of day to day physical activities.

According to Spinal Research UK, the three most common causes of spinal injuries are accidents:
•    Falls from height- either at work or home
•    Road traffic accidents- which also include cycle, motorcycle and pedestrian collisions.
•    Sport/recreational activities

A spinal injury occurs when there is a jolt or trauma to the spine causing it to flex or break with such force that it causes permanent paralysis or requires long term rehabilitation.

Spinal Research statistics reveal that around 1,000 people sustain a spinal cord injury every year in the UK and there are 50,000 people currently in the UK living with paralysis as a result of their injury, approx. 80% of which are male.

What to do if you’ve had a spinal cord injury:

The severity of spinal cord injuries can vary from quadriplegia to ongoing back pain.  The more serious back injuries are life changing whilst others can lead to persistent pain which requires changing job, lifestyle and can effect concentration and mood which don’t always present straight away.

Following an accident, record as much information about the incident as you can including specific details such as where and when the accident happened, police and witness statements and any medical records or doctors referrals you have.  Note down any physical impairments and the level of pain you experience on a daily basis post-accident.

How we can help you claim compensation

If you want advice over whether you can claim compensation for your  spinal cord injury then contact our Spinal Cord Injury specialist at Claimant Law on 01625 506655.  They will listen to your story and help you make a spinal injury compensation claim to help improve your quality of life and get the necessary medical support and rehabilitation you need as a direct result of the accident.

We offer all customers a free no-obligation assessment and in most cases we will be able to represent you on a no-win-no-fee basis.

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