Spinal Injury

We understand that a spinal injury can have a drastic – often life-changing – impact on your life, not to mention the lives of your family and friends. The future can feel uncertain, even frightening. And the injury itself can affect every aspect of your life, from your physical health and mental wellbeing, to your relationships and ability to work.

It’s therefore essential that you’re able to access the compensation needed to fund the specialist medical care, equipment and aids required to facilitate your rehabilitation. This is where we come in.

Types of spinal injury

Spinal injuries are often caused by someone else’s negligence. Sometimes these injuries stem from road accidents. Other times they result from accidents at work, medical negligence, sporting accidents or assaults.

There are many different types of spinal injury, including crush or compression fractures, prolapsed discs, nerve root damage or joint injuries. Neck and back injuries typically involve damage to the vertebrae in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar or sacral regions of the spine. And serious damage to the spinal cord can result in a partial or even complete loss of feeling and function below the point of injury (this is often referred to as complete or incomplete paralysis, paraplegia or tetraplegia).

And while spinal injuries often cause more obvious difficulties in the short-term, it is equally important to consider the long-term challenges. For example, spinal injuries can lead to additional complications further down the line, from impaired bladder and bowel function, to nerve root irritation and impaired sexual function.

Treatment and rehabilitation

Depending on the nature and severity of an injury, patients may require a broad range of treatments in both the short-term and long-term, and these should all be considered when calculating an appropriate and fair compensatory award.

Neurosurgery, back surgery, spinal surgery, facet joint injections, spinal fusion procedures, laminectomies, discectomies, acute rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychological therapy, vocational rehabilitation, recreational therapy …  the list goes on.

How can we help?

All these variables mean that spinal injury compensation claims require in-depth understanding of the nature of spinal injuries and the medical procedures that may be required in order to facilitate rehabilitation, and this is where we truly excel.

Our spinal injury experts have a wealth of experience guiding clients through every step of the process involved in bringing a successful claim for compensation. To achieve that, we tap into a network of highly regarded medical consultants and expert witnesses who are able to provide the insights and support needed to understand and support claims. This includes specialist barristers, spinal surgeons, neurosurgeons, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and a broad range of other medical and legal experts in spinal injury rehabilitation.

Moreover, we fully appreciate how difficult the early stages of recovery can be following a spinal injury, so will work with you in whatever way best suits your needs. We’re happy to arrange home or hospital visits to ensure you can access legal support at the earliest possible stages, and will work around your schedule of care so that you can prioritise your treatment and rehabilitation.

In recognition of our substantial experience of supporting clients throughout even the most complex and high value claims, we’ve been awarded membership of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

What does it cost?

Personal injury-related legal services and fees are governed by the Civil Procedure Rules, a strict code that all law firms must follow. In accordance with this code, we may be able to offer ‘no win, no fee’ arrangements, and would be very happy to discuss your options with you on an initial no obligation call.

It’s easy to get in touch

If you’ve suffered a spinal injury and aren’t sure whether you could pursue a claim for compensation – even if you think you may be partly to blame for your injury – or you feel let down by your current solicitors, simply call our personal injury team and we’ll talk through your circumstances and your options, including how you could finance your claim. We offer personal, sympathetic, one-to-one service from an experienced personal injury lawyer who will work with you, and your family if you wish, to achieve the best possible compensation for you.

Get in touch

For further information about our services or to make an appointment please contact:

Peter Davies

pdavies@daveylaw.co.uk

Cirencester
01285 654975

Julie Long

jlong@daveylaw.co.uk

Gloucester
01452 508800

Your locally trusted Solicitors serving the people of Gloucestershire