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Individuals who have sustained a spinal injury are likely to find that their life will change considerably as a result. However your injury was sustained, it is likely that this type of injury will make even the simplest tasks more difficult - but you don’t have to suffer in silence.
If your spinal injury was sustained in an incident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation that will improve your quality of life. At Ramsdens, our West Yorkshire-based team understands the sensitive nature of these cases, and will be with you every step of the way throughout the legal process. We regularly assist such individuals across the region.
For more information about how to make a spinal injury compensation claim, see the information below or call us today on 01484 821 500. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form and we will be in touch at a time specified by you.
We understand the sensitivity with which spinal injury compensation claims must be approached. In our decades of experience in helping those who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own, we have become familiar with the emotional implications of such incidents. We will work to claim the maximum amount of compensation possible for your spinal cord injury. When you choose to work with our specialist spinal injury solicitors, you can be confident that we will take the bulk of the legal responsibility from your shoulders, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
Claiming compensation is essential as it will provide you with the ability to pay for any care you need, such as operations and support structures in the home or at work. Making a claim will also compensate you for the pain and suffering you have had to deal with.
We will help you throughout your claim, from your first consultation to representing you in court if necessary.
Claiming spinal and back injury compensation will certainly not reverse the damage that has been done, but it will help your life to return to somewhat of a normal state and make things easier. Your settlement could:
Spinal injuries can be caused in a number of ways through a number of different types of accidents:
Even if the cause of your injury is not listed here, you can still make a claim for spinal cord injury if it was caused due to no fault of your own.
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive for a spinal injury can vary significantly depending on the specifics of your case. Factors that are taken into consideration include:
For more information on how much compensation you may be able to claim, speak to our spinal injury claims solicitors today.
The outcomes of spinal cord injuries cases can vary depending on the details of the injury, the evidence presented, and the circumstances surrounding the accident. However, the typical potential outcomes include:
The process of making a spinal injury claim with Ramsdens Solicitors typically looks like this:
At Ramsdens, we understand the life-changing implications of spinal injuries and are dedicated to pursuing justice for our clients. We pride ourselves on providing a compassionate and personalised service, offering support and guidance every step of the way.
In the UK, the standard time limit for making a personal injury claim, including a spinal injury, is typically three years from the date of the accident that caused the injury. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
If the injured party was under 18 at the time of the accident, the three-year time limit does not start until their 18th birthday, meaning they have until they turn 21 to make a claim.
Furthermore, in cases where the symptoms of the injury did not present immediately, the three-year time limit may begin from the date of knowledge - the date when the person first became aware that their injury was linked to a specific accident or event.
These general guidelines may vary depending on specific circumstances. It is therefore important to seek legal advice as soon as possible after sustaining a spinal injury to ensure you do not miss the deadline for making a claim.
While it is possible that a spinal injury case may require court proceedings, the majority of personal injury claims are settled outside of court. Your spinal injury solicitor will make every effort to negotiate a satisfactory settlement with the responsible party or their insurance company on your behalf.
However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, it may be necessary to take your case to court to secure the compensation you deserve. If this happens, our solicitors will support and guide you through the court process, advocating for your best interests every step of the way. We understand that going to court can be a daunting prospect, and we are committed to making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients.
At Ramsdens, we operate on a no win, no fee basis for our personal injury cases, including spinal injury claims. This means that you will not need to pay any legal fees upfront.
If your claim is successful, the legal fees you pay us will be a percentage of the compensation you receive. This will be discussed and agreed upon before we proceed with your case, ensuring transparency and understanding.
If your claim is not successful, you will generally not be required to pay any legal fees, thanks to the no win, no fee agreement. However, in some exceptional circumstances, there may be certain disbursements or expenses that you might be required to pay. We will explain these possibilities to you at the outset.
Our primary aim is to ensure that your legal rights are upheld and that you receive the compensation you deserve for your spinal injury without the stress of significant financial risk.
Your solicitor will help you to understand every aspect of the claims process keeping in regular contact throughout the case. We will always maintain transparency with you about the progress of your case, and whether any issues arise. However, we will also work to strike a balance between this and make the process as stress-free as possible for you, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery.
A spinal injury is a severe form of injury that can affect the spine or spinal cord. This part of the body is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of the back, carrying signals back and forth between the brain and the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is damaged due to trauma, disease or degeneration, it can result in a loss of body function, such as mobility or sensation.
The impact of a spinal cord injury can be life-altering, leading to conditions ranging from temporary numbness or weakness to permanent paralysis. Spinal injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons, including accidents, falls, violence, and certain diseases or medical conditions.
The symptoms of a spinal injury can vary widely based on the severity and location of the damage. However, common signs include:
Immediate medical attention is vital if you suspect a spinal injury, as it can significantly improve the prognosis and reduce long-term complications.
Spinal injuries can be caused by a number of factors, often due to high impact or traumatic events. The most common causes include:
While these are the most common causes, spinal injuries can occur in various other situations. If you suspect your injury was caused by the negligence or intent of another party, you may have grounds for a compensation claim.
Our specialist lawyers will use their skills and expertise in this area to help you claim compensation after sustaining a spinal injury. We will also provide guidance on the best quality medical care, rehabilitation and arrangements for the future.
To start your claim, or to speak to an expert spinal cord injury claims solicitor, contact Ramsdens today on 01484 821 5000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org a member of our team will get back to you.