Medical Spinal Injury Claims
Damage to the spinal cord can have heart-breaking consequences for the injured person and their family. More often than not, spinal injuries result in lifelong support being needed.
It is important to appoint an expert in medical spinal injury claims to ensure the right advice and support is made available. Thompsons has significant expertise in this specialist area of law.
Medical spinal injury can occur as a result of treatment complications, surgical error, misdiagnosis or a delayed diagnosis. If you have suffered a spinal injury as a result of medical negligence, a road traffic accident or an accident at work, we can support you with a medical spinal injury claim.
Trust Thompsons Solicitors to help you make a medical spinal injury claim
We work closely with our clients to ensure they get the advice, guidance and ongoing support, as well as the financial compensation, they deserve.
Our medical spinal injury claim specialists will ensure that healthcare costs including rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, the cost of living aids and equipment and adaptations to the home are accounted for in the compensation we fight for.
We also have longstanding relationships with support groups to ensure our clients receive the best advice and guidance to help manage their conditions and are proud members of the Spinal Injuries Association's panel of recommended legal firms.
Frequently asked questions about making a medical spinal injury claim
1. How can a medical spinal injury occur?
Medical spinal injuries can happen as a result of:
- Errors during surgery
- Treatment complications
- A delayed or missed diagnosis.
2. Who can start a medical spinal injury claim?
Anyone who believes their spinal injury has been caused by medical negligence could have grounds to start a claim. If you are one of these people, you should consult an expert lawyer so that they can run through the details of your injury and establish whether you could be entitled to compensation.
3. I think my child's spinal injury was caused by medical negligence. Can I make a claim for them?
Yes. If your child is under the age of 18, and has sustained a medical spinal injury, then you can start a claim on their behalf. If you don’t make a claim on their behalf, the child has three years from the day they turn 18 to start a claim themselves.
4. How long do I have to make a medical spinal injury claim?
You have three years from the date you found out that your spinal injury was caused by medical negligence to make a claim. There are extremely limited exceptions to this rule, so we advise you to get in touch with medical negligence solicitors as soon as possible, to avoid missing out on potentially securing the compensation that you so rightly deserve.
5. How much will it cost to make a medical spinal injury claim?
If your claim is successful, it will cost 20 per cent for the success fee together with a very competitive insurance premium. This is less than 25 per cent charged by other law firms. Our lawyers will take the time to explain all of the payment options available to you. You can find out more information about fees and payments here.
6. How long will it take to make a medical spinal injury claim?
The time it will take for your claim to conclude depends on the seriousness of your claim, however, our experts will always aim to secure the maximum amount of compensation for you in the shortest possible time.
If you have suffered a spinal injury that was caused as a result of medical negligence, contact our lawyers on 0800 0 224 224, or start your claim by filling in our online claim form.