Spinal cord injuries devastate lives. You need expert help immediately and long term financial security. To speak now to a specialist lawyer for a FREE assessment of your claim, call us on 01225 462871 or complete the Contact Form at the foot of this page.
Spinal injuries can be life changing and you need solicitors who:
- can get you the compensation you need to protect you and your family both now and for the future;
- can build around you a dedicated team of healthcare and other professionals to ensure you get the right help going forward, including the rehabilitation you need.
We understand that your quality of life and independence is key and our approach is centred on helping you to get your life back as close to normality as possible.
“Thank you so much for everything. This is a lifechanging amount of money and it’s just an incredible relief that my family have this financial security.” TB, BLB client
How much compensation can you get for a spinal injury?
The amount of compensation awarded for spinal injuries varies dramatically. In the most serious cases we have dealt with the amount of compensation has exceeded £3 million. The amount of compensation you receive takes into account numerous losses, including:
- your pain, suffering and quality of life;
- your past and future lost earning, promotions, pension;
- the cost of past and ongoing care, medical treatment, therapies and rehabilitation;
- transport and mobility-related costs – typically adapted vehicles, disability scooters (standard and rough terrain) and wheelchairs;
- specialist equipment and adaptations to your home.
What happens when you contact us?
One of our specialist solicitors will speak to you to find out about your situation and advise you on the strength of your case and prospects of success.
They will then explore the next steps and, if you agree, get your claim started.
In most cases, a priority will be the appointment of an independent medical professional referred to as a ‘case manager’ to co-ordinate your rehabilitation, the recruitment of any carers required, the purchase of specialist aids and equipment and even adaptations to your home.
We will also begin the process of instructing medical and other experts to support your claim. Our expertise means that we have longstanding relationships with some of the country’s leading experts.
In a claim for a spinal injury we will typically need to instruct experts in spinal surgery, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry, care / occupational therapy, accommodation, employment and possibly others depending upon your circumstances. We really do build a comprehensive team around you.
“Thank you Andrew, what can I say? Just knowing that my family are now financially secure is such a huge relief. Thank you so much for being there for us. I’m so glad I found you.” DP, BLB client
How long will your spinal cord injury claim take?
We will work hard to settle your claim as quickly as possible. However, we must ensure that you and your family are protected financially for the future. To do that we need the experts to be in a position to assess in full the long term impact of your injuries. Inevitably, they will need to wait to see the outcome of your rehabilitation and any other treatment before they can provide a long-term picture.
For that reason, it is not unusual for a claim for spinal injuries to take three or four years or sometimes longer. That is why it is crucial for us to seek regular interim payments for you while your claim is ongoing. Not only can this help when your income has been affected, but it can provide funds for necessary capital outlay such as for the purchase of specialist equipment or modifications to your home.
Once we understand more about your individual circumstances we can provide you with a far better time estimate for your claim.
No Win/No Fee Spinal Cord Injury Claim
In most cases we are able to act on a No Win/No Fee basis. Read more about who pays the legal costs.
Can I change my solicitor?
If you are unhappy with your current solicitor and looking for more specialist legal representation, we may be able to help. Find out more about changing your solicitor.