Spinal Cord Injury Claims

The result of a spinal injury can be life-changing, and it is likely that you or a loved one will need to make changes to your life.

The cost of healthcare, adaptations to your home and even the cost of living can quickly add up, especially if you are unable to work, or your work capacity is limited by your injury. Rehabilitation is an essential part of recovery from a spinal injury, and it is vital to get the right help and advice as soon as possible.

If you or a family member has a spinal injury as a result of an accident, contact our specialist team on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our online claim form to start your spinal injury claim.


Thompsons Solicitors has teams of dedicated, expert spinal injury solicitors and lawyers who are well-versed in supporting people with a spinal injury to make a claim for compensation.

We act quickly to secure interim payments in any case that we can. The payments can fund adaptations to your home or surroundings. 

"My solicitor became my friend, the service was so personal, I felt like I could pick up the phone and call at any time.” Mark, our spinal cord injury client

We will also put you in touch with our network of specialists, such as occupational therapists and physiotherapists, who will support your recovery journey and help you to live as independently as possible.

Thompsons Solicitors is proud to be an accredited legal provider to the Spinal Injuries Association, also known as the SIA.


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
• Rehabilitation
• 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.