Spinal Cord Injury

 

Few injuries are as life-changing for claimants as those involving the spinal cord.
Some 40,000 people in the UK are living with a spinal cord injury according to the Back Up Trust, with 1,000 people newly injured each year1.  And according to a prominent spinal cord doctor, Professor Wagih El Masri, the NHS is struggling to cope2.  He told the New York Times:

“Patients are spending weeks or months in hospitals or trauma centres which, although well geared to keeping patients alive, don’t have the necessary resources to meet the complex needs of these patients”.

With the public healthcare system under strain, being able to claim compensation to help fund private care and rehabilitation is crucial for many spinal cord injury victims. Bond Turner is a niche, multi-disciplinary practice, specialising in large and complex claims.  Our team includes 18 Grade A solicitors, some of which have over 25 years’ experience in serious injury compensation claims.

We are perfectly placed to advise and represent you if you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of a person, business, or government body.  Our team is here to support not only you but your family in coping with the dramatic change a catastrophic spinal cord injury can have on all your lives.

How is a spinal cord injury defined?

A spinal cord injury involves damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal.  Such an injury can result in permanent changes in strength sensation and other bodily functions.  The injury can be ‘complete’ – whereby all feeling and the ability to control movement is lost below the spinal cord injury, or ‘incomplete’ – whereby some sensation remains.

The effects of spinal cord injuries are undoubtedly devastating to claimants and their families.  These include both the physical restrictions and the emotional implications of coming to terms with the severity of the injury.  And these invariably impact on the claimant’s ability to work and live independently without care, assistance, aids, or adaptations, as they used to.

How can I claim compensation for a spinal cord injury?

If you have suffered a moderate or severe spinal cord injury, contact one of our supportive personal injury solicitors.  Our service is much more than just legal advice; we can be there from day one of your accident to the very end of your recovery and compensation process.  In the early stages of working with you, we will leave no stone unturned to ensure you have access to a comprehensive rehabilitation programme.  When it comes to fighting your legal case, our firm has three in-house barristers and strong relationships with leading Counsel and QC’s who can represent you in your claim.

If you are unable to travel, we can visit you in the comfort of your home or care facility.  You can trust us to take care all aspects of the compensation claim on your behalf, including providing one of our in-house interpreters if needed, obtaining expert medical evidence, and providing post-accident support and assistance throughout the litigation process.

To make an appointment with one of our SRA regulated solicitors regarding a spinal cord injury, please call 0151 236 3737 or email info@bondturner.com.

1 https://www.backuptrust.org.uk/
2 https://www.nrtimes.co.uk/single-post/2017/09/20/UK-faces-spinal-injury-crisis