Specialist Spinal Injury Solicitors
Our dedicated spinal injury claims team has extensive experience dealing with spinal injury claims.
We understand the devastating effects of spinal injury and are committed to providing a highly specialised legal service. We have strong links with professionals such as spinal injury experts, rehabilitation experts and charities.
What is a spinal injury?
The spine is made up of a series of vertebrae which are split into different categories.
There are two types of spinal injury. One is a complete injury and the other is an incomplete injury. If there is an incomplete injury, then two individuals may, in fact, suffer different levels of incapacity and paralysis as a consequence. With a complete injury, the effects of that injury, at the same level, will be very similar across the board.
The spinal cord is connected to the brain and is protected by the bony vertebrae column. The cord itself is surrounded by a cerebral spinal fluid which acts as a cushion and protects nerve tissues.
Contact our Spinal Injury Claims Solicitors on freephone 0800 358 3848 or fill in our form to start your claim online.
Causes of spinal injury
The most common cause of spinal cord injury results as a consequence of damage to the bony spinal column that surrounds the spinal cord. This can result in damage to the nerves of the spinal cord and is known as a traumatic injury. It can be caused by the following:
- road traffic accidents
- motorbike accidents
- sports injuries
- medical negligence and clinical negligence
- work-related accident
No Win, No Fee Spine Injury Claims
Our our Spinal Injury Claims are funded through an an agreement known as a 'Conditional Fee Agreement', also known as a No Win, No Fee agreement, meaning you are at no financial risk.
The effects of a spinal injury
Once the spinal cord has been damaged, this can mean that the spinal cord is unable to send messages properly. The brain cannot, in effect, communicate with the body and this can result in loss of movement and sensation.
It is important to note that in the initial weeks after a traumatic spinal cord injury, the individual will have bruising and swelling around the spinal cord which is called “spinal shock”. The swelling itself can cause further damage to the spinal cord. However, it is only once the swelling subsides, the true extent of the spinal cord injury and its affect, can be assessed.
Contact spinal injury specialists
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
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