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Spinal Cord Injury

At SC Law, our Serious Injuries Unit has highly experienced lawyers specialising in compensation claims following a serious back or spinal cord injury.  Back or spinal cord injuries can be caused in many different ways, such as from an accident at work, a road accident, in a public place, by an assault or even whilst playing sports.

Making a claim for a back or spinal cord injury caused by accident is very different to a normal personal injury claim.  Only a few law firms have the expertise to deliver the service and results needed by those who have suffered a serious back or spinal injury, which could change your life and that of your family forever.  Because our lawyers know that spinal injuries often have a great impact on individuals as they are so traumatic and often have lifelong implications, we provide a tailor-made service to meet each individual client's needs.

On average, three people a day in the UK, sustain a spinal cord injury causing some degree of permanent paralysis.  A spinal injury can vary and lead to very significant physical impairment, depending on the area of spine damaged and resulting disability caused.  The spinal cord is part of the central nervous system.  It acts like a telephone cable, carrying messages of movement and sensation between the brain and body.  Injuries range from loss of sensation in parts of the body right through to severe cases of tetraplegia (also known as quadraplegia) or paraplegia.

Tetraplegia (quadraplegia) is the result of damage to the cervical, (neck) region of the spinal cord causing a loss of movement and sensation in the upper body, arms and hands and lower body, legs and feet. 

Paraplegia is the result of damage to the sacral, lumbar or thoracic, (back) region of the spinal cord causing a loss of movement and sensation in the lower limbs.

24-hour care may become a necessity.  Specialist equipment or nursing may be required and your home may need to be adapted.  Years of rehabilitation may be required.  It may become necessary to re-train at work.  For some people, their spinal injury will mean the end of their working lives.  At SC Law we try to bring back the dignity that has been taken out of our clients’ lives following their spinal injury to give them a future worth looking forward to.

You will need financial support to rebuild your life.  At SC Law we have recovered millions of pounds in damages for clients with spinal injuries.  We help secure the maximum compensation so it is enough to provide for a lifetime’s needs.  We regularly negotiate awards that exceed our clients’ expectations. 

At SC Law, we understand the devastating effect a spinal cord injury can have on all aspects of your life.  Rehabilitation is vitally important, with the greatest progress often made in the first six months after injury.  If you do not fully recover, we will help secure financial security for your future rehabilitation, care and other needs.

Our Serious Injuries team understand that making a compensation claim after a serious back or spinal cord injury can appear a very complicated process and can be a difficult time.

The sudden change to lifestyle and financial strain can be overwhelming.  We assist individuals to make the right decisions and to secure compensation that helps you deal with the dramatic changes to lifestyle and the financial impact. 

Our serious injuries team will:

  • investigate the circumstances of your accident as quickly as possible
  • guide you through the practical problems you are faced with immediately after your spinal injury, including rehabilitation
  • work closely with you and your family and carry out home or hospital visits
  • obtain interim payments where appropriate

The value of compensation for spinal injuries can reach millions of pounds.  It is important that every aspect of your claim is properly investigated and valued to help you gain assistance and financial security.

As well as the loss of your physical mobility and other health issues, we will investigate:

  • the cost of your past and future care
  • your loss of past and future earnings
  • the cost of providing you with special equipment and rehabilitation
  • your welfare benefit entitlement
  • the cost of your future accommodation needs or having your home adapted
  • nursing and other costs
  • assist you to obtain financial advice to protect your compensation award in the future
  • local services offered by your local authority and support groups

A compensation claim for a spinal or spinal cord injury will require significant work to be carried out by a lawyer.  Therefore, it is very important that you seek immediate legal advice from a lawyer who specialises in spinal cord injuries.

 

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Why Choose Us

  • 100% success rate
  • Our solicitors have never lost a case at trial
  • Tailor-made service for serious injury claims
  • High success rates in complex liability claims
  • Post-settlement advice to protect your award
  • Qualified lawyer dealing with your case
  • Specialists in catastrophic injury claims, including amputations, brain and spinal injuries
  • Proven excellent negotiators who have secured substantial awards