Spinal Injury Compensation Claims Solicitors

What is Spinal Injury?

A spinal injury is an injury to the spinal cord, which is the bundle of nerves that runs from the brain down the back. This can result in loss of sensation or movement in the limbs and can be caused by a wide range of factors, including car accidents, falls, and sports injuries.

What is a Spinal Injury Compensation Claim?

What is a Spinal Injury Compensation Claim?

A spinal injury compensation claim is a legal process by which an individual seeks compensation for damages incurred due to a spinal injury. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and other damages. The compensation may also cover ongoing costs related to the injury, such as medical equipment or care.

If you, or a close family member, has suffered from a spinal injury due to an accident or incident that wasn't your fault, you'll know how life changing this type of injury can be. It can have a huge impact on the victim and the whole family too; you may feel that the whole situation is very unjust.

As experienced spinal injury solicitors, we might be able to help you claim spinal cord injury compensation, which can make things a little easier for you and your family, and can potentially offer you a small measure of justice for what has happened to you. If you would like professional advice from a spinal cord injury solicitor, then get in touch with Forbes today.

The compensation that you might receive from a successful spinal injury compensation claim could help to pay for rehabilitation and therapy services that are essential to recovery, help with adaptations to your home if your mobility is affected by your injury, as well as help with lost earnings, expenses and travel that you're out of pocket for because of the accident.

Who can make spinal injury compensation claims?

Who can make spinal injury compensation claims?

Anyone who has received a serious back or spinal cord injury from an accident that wasn't your fault can potentially make a compensation claim. If you're a close relative of someone who has suffered this type of injury and they are unable to make a claim themselves, you may be able to do so on their behalf, depending on the circumstances. If you're a parent with a child that has experienced the injury, you may be able to bring a claim on your child's behalf.

We can help you with spinal injury compensation claims if your spinal or back injury has meant that you have reduced mobility, paralysis or has left you with nerve damage or other permanent medical issues that affect your ability to work or impact on your quality of life.

There is usually a three-year time limit on spinal injury compensation claims, starting on the date of the incident. There are some limited exceptions to this rule, but it's advised that you contact us to start the process of making a claim as soon as possible to give your case the best possible chance of success.


How much compensation will I receive for my spinal injury?

Like personal injury compensation claims, the amount of compensation that you receive for your spinal injury will depend on the severity of your injury and the impact that it's had on your day to day life since you suffered the accident itself. Without knowing the details of your case, it's difficult to say how much compensation we are willing to work towards, which is why you can request a call back from our personal injury team where you can discuss the details of your case and get a better idea of how much you can claim for. At Forbes solicitors, we know how devastating the effects of a spinal injury can be, but we're also completely honest when it comes to assessing claims and will only fight for the amount of compensation that you're likely to be rewarded, and will fight for the highest possible amount. Get in touch today to begin the process.

How much will Forbes charge to pursue my claim?

There isn't a straightforward answer to this. Some personal injury claims will be done on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you won't pay anything unless your claim is successful.

What is the process for spinal injury compensation claims?

We start the process with a free consultation so that we can help you decide if you have a claim and discuss the potential next steps.

The next stage in the claims process is the gathering of evidence to support your spinal injury claim. This will usually include your medical records and may require a session with a medical expert to help evaluate the impact of your injury on your life, your ongoing prognosis and what you need to help your recovery and improve your quality of life.

Once we have all of the information required, we can estimate a compensation amount to include in the claim, which will take into account your current and future needs in relation to the injury. We can then try to negotiate a settlement with those at fault for your spinal injury. These types of compensation claims are usually settled out of court, but if we do need to escalate your claim, we can take your case to court.

If you're considering making a spinal injury compensation claim after an accident that wasn't your fault, you can contact us today on 0800 689 0973 for free initial advice.

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