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If you have been involved in an incident that has resulted in paralysis, your life will have likely changed forever. Paralysis is an extremely serious condition, and the impact it could have on you and your family is considerable.

At Ramsdens Solicitors, we understand how traumatic suffering from paralysis can be, and we are therefore completely committed to providing the best possible advice and support for you at this difficult time. Our specialist lawyers are on hand to help educate you and your family on the impact paralysis could have.

If you have been left paralysed following an incident that was not your fault, such as a car crash or medical negligence on the part of a medical professional, we are here to help you. Contact us today by calling 01484 821 500 or fill out an online enquiry form, and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.


The term paralysis is given to a range of injuries in which muscle function has been lost in a part of the body. It can result in a loss of feeling, along with a loss of other bodily functions. The condition is not usually associated with problems with the muscles themselves, rather with damage to the nerves and the spinal cord, which control these muscles.

There are a number of different types of paralysis, which are outlined below.

  • Monoplegia - where one limb is paralysed.
  • Hemiplegia - where the arm and leg on one side of the body are paralysed.
  • Paraplegia - where both legs, and sometimes the pelvis, are paralysed.
  • Tetraplegia (also known as quadriplegia) - where both of the arms and legs are paralysed.

Our solicitors have a great deal of experience in dealing with cases involving all types of paralysis, so we know just how difficult this time can be for you and your family. We are dedicated to providing easy-to-understand advice to assist you at what can be an incredibly difficult time.


The most common causes of paralysis include:

  • Head injuries - often suffered in car accidents or through a blow to the head or a fall.
  • Spinal cord injuries - caused by misdiagnosis of medical conditions, sporting accidents, car accidents or surgical errors.
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis

If you have suffered paralysis due to a missed or delayed diagnosis or through surgical error, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated team is on hand to help you adjust during this worrying time, and we will do our utmost to ensure you get the compensation to which you are entitled.


The main symptom of paralysis is the inability to move part of the body, or being unable to move at all. Symptoms of paralysis can start suddenly or gradually, and sometimes the feeling can come and go.

The affected part of the body may also be:

  • Stiff (spastic paralysis), with occasional muscle spasms
  • Floppy (flaccid paralysis)
  • Numb, painful or tingly

Paralysis can affect any part of the body, including:

  • Face
  • Hands
  • One side of the body (hemiplegia)
  • One arm or leg (monoplegia)
  • Both legs (paraplegia)
  • Both arms and legs (tetraplegia or quadriplegia)


Claiming compensation following a traumatic incident can be extremely daunting, and the thought of a stressful legal process may well put some victims off. However, at Ramsdens we will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you deserve at this difficult time.

We will provide advice in a way that is clear and easy to understand, while our hard work will help to take the pressure off you and your family.

As with any legal case, there are strict time limits in place within which you should make your compensation claim. Therefore, it is advised that you speak to a legal professional as soon as possible following the event.


If you have suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional, or want advice on claiming compensation from another party, contact Ramsdens Solicitors today. We can help you get your life back on track following a traumatic incident.

Contact us by calling 01484 821 500, or fill out our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.