Frequently Asked Questions about Spinal Injury claims
1. What is a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury affects the nerves that carry messages from the brain to the rest of your body, resulting in loss of movement and sensation from below the level of injury. Damage to the spinal cord in your back will result in paraplegia, which affects the movement in your legs and sometimes some stomach muscles. Damage to the spinal cord in your neck will result in tetraplegia, which affects the movement and sensation in your limbs, as well as your chest and stomach muscles.
If you are suffering from a spinal injury, you are entitled to make a spinal cord injury claim. Contact our specialist team to discuss your case on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our online claim form.
2. When can I make a Spinal Injury claim?
Any spinal cord injury will have a life-changing impact on you and your family. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious spinal injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a claim for spinal injury compensation.
3. What will my Spinal Injury compensation cover?
Our spinal injury solicitors or lawyers will fight for compensation to cover the costs of:
• Healthcare, medicine and treatment
• Transport to and from hospital
• Adaptations to your home
• Loss of earnings
4. How much Spinal Injury compensation can I get?
Every spinal injury claim is unique and the amount of spinal injury compensation you can expect to receive depends on the unique details of your case. Our spinal injury solicitors or lawyers will take into account the effect your accident has had on your day-to-day life and do all that they can to secure the maximum compensation.
5. How long do I have to make a Spinal Injury claim?
In the UK, you have three years from the date of your accident, or from the time you were aware of your injuries, to make a spinal injury claim. However, there are limited exceptions to the rule. Contact Thompsons Solicitors as soon as possible.
6. How much does it cost to make a Spinal Injury claim?
At Thompsons, we believe everyone has a right to make a claim for compensation, regardless of their economic situation.
That’s why we offer several ways to fund your spinal injury claim. We provide a free consultation in all cases, where our lawyers will advise you on the claim process and the funding options available.
If you are a trade union member, your membership entitles you to access expert legal advice and support from our lawyers for free. If you are not part of a trade union, our lawyers can talk you through other funding options, including a conditional fee agreement, also known as ‘no win, no fee’. You can find out more about our funding options on our fees and payment page.
7. How do I make a Spinal Injury claim?
Making a spinal injury claim can seem daunting and it is our job to help you as much as we can through the process.
The first step is to contact our specialist team and they will do all the hard work for you. Our job is to take the worry away from you and make the process as straightforward as possible.
To find out more about making a spinal cord injury claim, call us on 0800 0 224 224. You’ll get free, no-obligation advice on making a claim. Alternatively, you can request a callback or start a spinal injury claim online by filling in our online claim form.