How Much Compensation Can You Get for a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal injury is when damage has been sustained to either the spinal nerves or spinal cord both of which can be found in the spinal canal. Depending on the severity of the injury these can be very dangerous injuries and can impact someone’s entire life. When suffering from a spinal injury it can impact your sensation across your body as well as the ability to control certain areas of the body. Depending on the area along the spinal canal where the injury has occurred these can sometimes lead to Tetraplegia/Quadriplegia or in other words paralysis, depending on the limbs impacted by the injury.
Spinal injuries can not only impact someone physically but also mentally as it can cause a lot of distress and even leave those having to change their entire lifestyle due to what has happened. If this has been caused due to negligence then you may want to speak with a Spinal Injury Claims Solicitors as you may be entitled to compensation.
What Can Cause A Spinal Injury?
Below you can see a few examples of the most common causes for spinal injuries:
- Falls: If you land on your back or twist your upper body this can result in injury
- RTA (Road Traffic Accidents): Almost half the new spinal cord injuries each year are as a direct result of motor vehicle accidents.
- Sports: Activities such as shallow water sports, gymnastics and physically demanding sports are the usual cause for these injuries.
- Acts of Violence: Violent encounters with shootings or knife attacks can lead to severe spinal damage.
- Disease: Conditions that impact bones such as arthritis, osteoporosis and cancer can lead to spinal injuries.
Spinal injuries can also be caused by negligence from a medical professional and could for someone to claim for spinal injury. If you have suffered a spinal injury at the hands of the medical professional you may be entitled to compensation. Submit an enquiry today to find out if you are eligible.
What is Spinal Injury Negligence?
Each Medical Professional has a duty of care to each one of their patients, if this level of care is below the standard it should be then it could result in injury or worse for a victim of negligence. When it comes to Spinal Injuries this could be caused by a number of different failings by a specialist.
- A failure to diagnose the condition correctly.
- A failure to treat the spinal condition correctly.
- Anaesthesia mistakes/errors
- Surgical mistakes/errors
- Lack of postoperative care/support
If any of the both have occurred for yourself then you should think of Suing The NHS as negligence may have happened right in front of your eyes. Our Spinal Injury Solicitors UK can help you bring forward a claim for compensation on a No Win No Fee Basis.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim?
Different spinal injuries will result in different payouts of compensation through a Spinal Cord Injury Solicitor. The payout for compensation when it comes to Spinal Injuries varies very drastically as some claims have settled for millions. It will mainly depend on the severity of the injury but other facts that impact your day-to-day will come into play such as:
- Loss of Earnings
- Future Care Costs
- Treatment Methods required
- Day-to-day adaptations
- Bereavement Support (This of for someone who has passed away)
No two spinal injuries are the same as each other however they can be organised into either one of the two following categories, these being complete or incomplete injuries.
A complete spinal injury will cause the entire loss of use to the site of the injury. Here are a handful of examples:
- Cauda Equina
- Brown-Sequard Syndrome (one side of the spinal cord has sustained damage)
- Anterior Cord Syndrome (the front of the spinal cord has sustained damage)
- Posterior Cord Syndrome (the back of the spinal cord has sustained damage)
- Central Cord Syndrome (the central area of the cord has sustained damage)
- Back Injury in with spinal cord damage = average £100k
- Back Injury with permanent damage = average £64k
- Back Injury causing chronic permanent symptoms = average £43k
- Back Injury causing serious permanent symptoms = average £26k
- Back injury causing permanent symptoms = average £16k
- Back Injury to recover within 2-5 years = average £8k
- Back Injury to recover within 2 years = average £4k
- Quadriplegia/Tetraplegia = average £290k
- Permanent Paraplegia = average £200k
- Temporary Paraplegia = average £40k
An incomplete spinal injury is when only partial damage has been sustained. These are classics into 4 different Syndromes being:
When it comes to talking money it can be a difficult subject so our solicitors understand this. We make sure we are completely transparent when it comes to the money side of claims. Below is an example of how much a specific case could accumulate once complete.
The above amounts are estimated averages of how much historical cases have settled at. For a more in-depth breakdown of the figures or if you have yourself or know someone who has sadly suffered from negligence resulting in a spinal injury we can get an initial Free No Obligation assessment set up with one of our Spinal Injury Solicitors and get a claim for compensation underway.
Who Specialises in Spinal Injury Compensation?
Here at nhsnegliegenceclaim.com we work with many Medical Negligence NHS solicitors who specialise in bringing forward claims for those who have fallen victim to spinal injury negligence.
We make sure that we get through to the best solicitor to deal with any type of claim you may have to get the right support throughout the process.
Our solicitors who specialise in spinal injury claims understand the complexity that comes with bringing forward a claim, both legally and personally. They will offer support and advice in a friendly manner and make sure the best possible outcome is achieved for everyone.
How Do I Bring Forward A Claim?
If you or a loved one has been a victim of and are looking at How To Sue The NHS for any spinal injuries caused then look no further. Getting a Free No Obligation Assessment setup could not be easier. Simply submit an enquiry through our contact page today or call 0800 999 3372 and one of our specialist legal advisors will be more than happy to help arrange a call with one of our specialist NHS Negligence Solicitors who are ready to start fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Why Should You Speak With Our Solicitors?
When someone falls victim of medical negligence it is crucial you speak to an experienced, qualified and professional specialist who knows exactly what they are doing. This is the definition of our solicitors who specialise in Spinal Injury Compensation Claims. With vast amounts of experience and an excellent track record when it comes to getting compensation for client’s you do not need to look any further. They deliver a complete and honest service to those in need. We understand and sympathise with those who suffer from the distress and trauma that comes with being a victim of negligence and make sure to handle in a sensitive manner and share the same importance to each and every case we work on.
Is There a Time Limit To Bring Forward A Spinal Injury Claim?
There is a three-year limitation period to bring forward a claim for compensation when it comes to Spinal Cord Injury Claims. This period will begin on the date you discover medical negligence has resulted in your injury. How much compensation you receive after the claim is successful will be based on the severity of your injuries and the impact they have left on your life moving forwards.
You can put the spinal injury compensation you receive can go towards the cost of any on-going care and treatment that may be needed such as therapies and rehabilitation along with equipment that may be required. If you are no longer able to work which is a common case with the more severe or have even had to spend a period of time off work your compensation can contribute to your loss of earnings. Compensation can also go towards change of home or adaptations that may be required due to restriction you or family members may suffer from. Being a victim of Medical Negligence NHS can result in a significant impact on those around you whether it be in employment, family, relationships and social life. It is vital you receive the acceptable level of compensation you deserve.
How To Contact Us?
If you are looking to bring forward a Spinal Injury Claim UK then certainly get in touch with us on 08009993372 or fill in one of our web enquiries and a member of our specialist legal team will be in contact to help take the first steps forward to getting the compensation you deserve. Our team will then get a No Obligation Assessment set up with one of our Spinal Injury Solicitors who will progress with the case further.