Spinal injury is a very serious matter which can have devastating effects on one’s health, family, work and well-being. Spinal injury claims are for those individuals suffering from Spinal Injury through no fault of their own. This can be very difficult on the victims and their families as activities which were once simple day-to-day tasks are now very strenuous and often require assistance.
Furthermore, many victims cannot perform their jobs due to their physical impairment, often needing assistance from family and friends who also have to reduce their hours or otherwise, pay for a carer.
Spinal injury compensation may not fix the damage caused, but it will help you pay for arrangements to making living your everyday life easier. This may include making your car and home more accessible and compensate for your loss of wages. Compensation may also cover the emotional and psychological impacts associated with your new living circumstances.
Spinal injuries vary from common ‘whiplash’ to life-changing such as damage to the spinal cord and nerves. The most common causes of spinal injury are:
- Medical malpractice;;
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Workplace injuries;
- Product liability;
- Premises liability;
- Nursing home negligence;
- Wrongful death situations; and
- Construction site injuries.
Severe injuries to the spine often result in paralysis and loss of body functions causing loss of independence, career, quality of life and affecting the injured’s family life for a long time. It is often the case that the injured are not aware of their rights and do not receive adequate care and compensation. It is clear that no compensation can ever return the loss of mobility or reverse the psychological damages, however, appropriate compensation will significantly improve the quality of life and provide financial stability for the injured and their loved ones, to be able to afford ongoing therapy, carers and to afford to modify the injured’s home to make mobility easier.
The aspects of care that you may claim compensation for are:
- Medical expenses;
- Personal suffering and pain;
- Loss of earnings – current and future;
- Loss of amenity – work, social life and domestic life;
- Adaptations to your home; and
- Rehabilitation and therapy.
It is absolutely crucial to be fully aware of all of your options. At Bloomsbury Law, we appreciate that you may be experiencing a lot of stress and pressure at the moment. It is important for you to know that we operate on a conditional fee basis and we are here to provide you with a financially risk-free claim.
We will listen to your claim and use our experience in the field to provide you with expert advice. We have experience with maintaining both a professional and emotionally sensitive approach to make you feel comfortable while still providing you with a quick and efficient service to ensure the best outcome.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated personal injury solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.