Spinal injury claims
If you or a loved one suffers a spinal injury due to an incident when someone else is fully or partially at fault, you can make a claim for spinal injury. Our specialist spinal injury solicitors understand the struggles you may face now and in the future, and are here to ensure you receive the compensation necessary to live the fullest life possible.
Severe spinal cord injuries are often life-changing, either permanently or for extended periods of time. You may be required to get specialist care, mobility support, medical equipment, home adaptations and your earnings or wages may be affected. All of those things come at a cost and spinal injury claims are often the way to meet all the additional financial demands.
Our spinal injury solicitors are specialists and have extensive experience in this area and are in touch with expert clinicians who can advise on what is available to improve your life. We explore every aspect of specific needs to set you up for a more fulfilled life.
What is a spinal injury?
A spinal injury is the damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal carnal often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury. If you have recently experienced a spinal cord injury, it might seem that every aspect of your life has been affected. You might be affected mentally, emotionally and socially.
The ability to control your limbs and spinal cord depends on the place of the injury as well as the severity of the injury. The lowest normal part of your spinal cord is referred to as the neurological level of your injury. The seriousness of the injury is called completeness and it is categorised as complete or incomplete. Additionally paralysis from the spinal injury is referred to as tetraplegia (quadriplegia); also known as that the four limbs are paralysed or paraplegia; when the paralysis affects all parts of the trunk legs and pelvic organs.
Common causes of spinal injury
The common causes of spinal injury incudes:-
- Motor vehicle accidents: auto and motorcycle accidents are the major cause of spinal injury, accounting for almost half of all new spinal cord injuries each year.
- Acts of violence: over 13%of spinal injuries results from violent encounters, commonly involving gunshot wounds, and knife wounds.
- Falls: spinal cord injury over 65 years is mostly caused by falls overall falls account for 31% of spinal injuries.
- Sports and recreational injuries: athletic activities, such as impart sports and diving in shallow waters, causes about 10% of spinal injuries.
- Alcohol: Alcohol use is a factor in one out of every four spinal cord injuries.
- Diseases: cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis and inflammation of the spinal cord also can cause spinal injuries.
Additionally, spinal injury could also be a result of medical negligence this is referred to as spinal injury negligence and the party involved is eligible for a spinal injury negligence claim.
What is Spinal Injury Negligence?
Spinal injury negligence arises due to mistakes made by doctors, surgeons or any other healthcare professionals. This can be during a routine procedure, operation or case of delayed or missed diagnosis. They can also arise if a patient did not give informed consent.
Damages to your spine can have serious consequences including paralysis requiring lifelong support, or even death. If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal injury as a result of medical negligence, then you may need to speak to a spinal injury solicitor, in most cases surgery achieves the desired results with no additional injury being suffered by the patient. Unfortunately, there are occasions when a doctor or medical team caring for the patient makes an avoidable error that causes significant harm.
Examples can include:
- Failing to assess a patient suitably adequately for surgery.
- Failing to inform patient of the risks associated with their surgery, and any alternative treatments and failing to obtain Informed consent
- Surgical errors
- Unnecessary or inappropriate surgery due to misdiagnosis
- Anaesthesia errors
- Inadequate postoperative monitoring and care
- Misdiagnosis or delays in scheduling surgery
- Failure to refer a patient for necessary postoperative treatment. Like physiotherapy
The result of spinal injury negligence can include nerve damage, mobility limitations and paralysis. In some instances, further surgery and treatment can correct them, but in other cases the damage is permanent.
Expertise in Spinal Injury Negligence Claims
At nhsnegligenceclaim.com, we specialize in spinal injury compensation claims resulting from negligent medical treatment. This includes substandard surgery, failure to diagnose medical conditions e.g, Cauda Equina Syndrome, failure to obtain informed consent, the provision of inadequate advice and information about a particular type of treatment or procedure.
We fully understand that the demands of those with spinal injuries are complex. Our spinal injury solicitors in the UK handle similar a caseload than the majority of clinical negligence lawyers, which enables them to adopt a highly focused and proactive approach.
In cases where liability is established, a claim for compensation can be made and substantial damages may be recovered. In cases where liability is unlikely to be contested, we are proactive and obtain interim payments for accommodation, the purchase of equipment, and setting up a care regime.
When the case is successful, we will also advise on the setting up of a trust to protect means-tested benefits and on the investment of damages through our links with specialist financial advisors.
It is important in our view that every person who has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of medical treatment seek advice as to whether a claim for compensation can be made. We are prepared to look at the details of any case and provide expert advice as to whether a claim for compensation can be awarded.
How to Make a Spinal Injury Claim
If you are in the UK and you think you have been a victim of spinal injury caused by medical negligence, you can start by contacting us at nhsnegligenceclaim.com today.
The first step in making spinal injury compensation claims is to speak to one of our spinal cord injury solicitors. You will be asked to recount your experiences, as well as providing the necessary evidence to support your claim. Your evidence will be investigated thoroughly before advising you whether or not to proceed with the claim.
If you are a victim of spinal injury believed to be caused by medical negligence, you are entitled to making spinal injury compensation claims. Our spinal injury solicitors in the UK are experienced legal experts who will discuss your case and explore the possibility of bringing a claim against an individual doctor, hospital or any other healthcare facilities.
To make a claim, your chances of success will improve with the right evidence. The following could help improve your chances;
- The treatment and care you received fell below the expected standard
- You experienced pain and suffering as a result of treatment or misdiagnosis
- The action of your surgeon or doctor directly led to personal financial losses.
Types of proof can include
Expert medical reports, witness statements, medical records and financial evidence.
Is there a time limit for making a spinal injury claim?
In general, there is a three-year time limit from the date you discover medical negligence resulted in your spinal injury. The amount of time to make a claim will depend on the seriousness of the injuries. How much compensation you are entitled to will also be based on the severity of your injuries and their impact on other aspects of your life.
You can put the spinal injury compensation you receive towards covering the cost of ongoing care and treatment, therapies, equipment, rehabilitation, loss of earnings, change of home, and financial support for your family. As this can significantly affect your employment, family, social life, and relationships, it is important to receive appropriate levels of compensation.
Why do you need a spinal injury solicitor for a spinal injury compensation claims?
When someone suffers an accident or medical treatment goes wrong and causes injury and loss, it is crucial to speak with a professional, experienced and specialized in medical negligence. A spinal injury claims solicitor can be of great help in getting that compensation that you deserve.
Our spinal injury solicitors in the UK are well versed, with a good track record of getting compensation for their clients. They deliver a complete service and have leading court protection to assist children, adults and their families manage and access compensation money held by the court should they require help with this.
At nhsnegligenceclaim.com, we know that being a victim of negligence is extremely distressing for those directly affected and their families, so we offer a bespoke and personal service to all of our clients because we recognise and understand how important it is for your case to be handled in a sensitive manner.
How can we help?
Our spinal cord injury solicitors are specialists in claiming spinal injury compensation for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries due to medical malpractice. Medical negligence cases are often complex but our specialist team has the required legal knowledge to secure the correct amount of spinal injury compensation payouts UK.
We always take a professional and understanding approach and will do all we can to ensure you are well informed throughout the process, giving you the confidence that such an important matter is in the right hands.
Our team understands just how debilitating spinal injuries can be, and the impact they can have both physically and psychologically, which is why we are in your corner to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Lumbar spinal stenosis NHS claims
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a term used to describe a narrowing spinal canal. The narrowing may not cause any symptoms. However, the narrowing may progress to cause squeezing (compression) of the spinal nerves or compression of the spine.
Narrowing that affects the spinal cord is sometimes called myelopathy. More than one level of the spine may be affected. The blood supply to the nerves in the spine may also be temporarily reduced by compression. The lower end of the spinal cord is at the level of the first or second lumber bone. The nerves from the spinal cord then form a structure called conus medullaris. This spinal nerve continues to branch out below the conus medullaris to form the cauda equina pressure on the cauda equina causing cauda equine syndrome. This syndrome affects the bowel and bladder function as well as causing numbness in the saddle area, which is around the back passage.
If a surgical procedure goes wrong due to negligence, resulting in the aforementioned, you can claim lumbar spine injury compensation. Our team of expert spinal cord injury claims solicitors are here to help you, even with lumbar spine stenosis NHS claims.
No Fee No Win Spinal Injury Claims
No fee no win spinal injury claim means that your solicitor will not charge you anything at all if your spinal injury claim is unsuccessful. This type of agreement is also called a conditional fee agreement.
At nhsnegligenceclaim.com, this is our mode of operation. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you could be eligible to make spinal cord injury claims. A no win no fee compensation claim means that you can make your spinal injury compensation claims with:
- No financial risk or upfront legal fees
- No fees payable if claim is not successful
- A success fee is payable your only if you win your claim.
- No win no fee removes the financial risk and is the most common way for injured people to make a personal injury claim.
Q: How much compensation can I claim for a spinal injury?
The amount of financial compensation someone will receive for an avoidable spinal cord injury will determine by the location and severity of the injury. An injury to the cervical section of the spinal cord usually causes the most severe problems and disabilities, which would lead to potentially very high claim compensation in the millions of pounds.
Any negligence claim is, however, also affected by age of the client, their underlying health, employment and family situation. This is why our team of spinal injury solicitors UK provide a tailor-made service to every client to make sure they receive the maximum compensation for their needs.
Not all spinal injuries are the same. Because of this the compensation guidelines categories spinal injuries according to severity for example;
- Most severe- in the most severe spinal injury cases, you could be awarded between 240,000 pounds and 320,000 pound
- Moderately severe- in moderately sever spinal injury cases, you could be awarded between 160,000 pound to 240,000 pounds
- Moderate- in moderate spinal injury cases, you could be awarded between 30,000 pounds and 160,000 pounds.
Q: How do I start a spinal injury claim?
To start a spinal injury claim uk, you will need the help of an expert spinal injury claims solicitor. This is because medical negligence claims is quite a complex and confusing subject, yet very delicate. You do not want to hurt your chances of making a successful claim either for spinal injuries sustained by you or your loved one.
When you contact our spinal injury solicitors UK, you will avail sound expert advice and guidance for successful spinal injury claims. You will be asked to provide evidence of events that led to your spinal injury. This will enable your spinal cord injury solicitor develop a very strong case to pursue compensation claims for you.