Spinal injuries are often life changing traumatic events and the consequences for the injured person and their family and friends can be severe. Injuries to the spine can be devastating and according to Spinal Research, ‘Every year more than 800 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed following an injury to their spinal cord.’ Living with this type of injury is extremely difficult, not only in a practical sense but it also requires a huge psychological shift and it can be very difficult for people to come to terms with.
If you’ve suffered an injury to your spine through an incident such as a road traffic accident, medical negligence or poor health and safety in the workplace for example and it wasn’t your fault then you may be eligible to make a case for spinal injury compensation. Spinal injury compensation will not lessen the pain and emotional suffering of a severe injury but it will go towards financially compensating you for expenses and also money that you may have lost through loss of earnings if you couldn’t attend work for a period of time or if you no longer can work due to the injury.
How can I seek compensation for a spinal injury?
With cases as serious as spinal injury, you will have to seek the services of an accident advice solicitor who specialises in spinal injuries. Accident advice solicitors can help you make a claim against the opposition and provide you with the information that you require in order to put forward a solid case. There are certain formalities that you have to go through in order to make the claim. You will have to provide documentation and evidence to support your claim such as medical notes from examinations, witness statements and any other documents which will prove that the opposition is responsible for your injury.
Making a claim for spinal injury compensation can sometimes be a long and arduous process and you will need the assistance of an experienced accident advice solicitor to handle this for you.