Spinal injuries are always traumatic no matter how they happen, but they can be made even worse if the injury was caused by someone else’s fault. Such injuries can be extremely serious, sometimes leading to loss of income due to an inability to work. Even relatively minor spinal injuries can be very painful and give cause for concern, so they should always be taken seriously.
If you have suffered a spinal injury that was someone else’s fault, you might well be able to make a personal injury claim with the help of our specialist personal injury solicitors. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you are entitled to claim compensation. This might not be the first thing on your mind when you’ve been through such a traumatic experience, but compensation can help you continue to provide for your family and make up for any current or future loss of earnings you have incurred due to your spinal injury.
Spinal Injury Claims – common causes
A spinal injury can be caused in a range of ways. They are all different and should be treated as such; if you bring your case to us, your personal injury solicitor will look carefully at the situation in order to advise you on your best course of action. Some common causes of spinal injury that can lead to personal injury claims include:
• Road traffic accidents caused by someone else
• Medical negligence, such as during surgery or other treatment for another condition
• An accident at work, such as a slip or trip caused by a spillage or material being left lying around
Spinal Injury Claims – Time limits
Personal injury claims, including for spinal injury, have to be made within 3 years of the accident. However, if you only became aware of your injury later on, the 3 years starts from when you were diagnosed. This means it makes sense to contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as you become aware of the issue.
There are exceptions made for children with spinal injuries: the 3 years doesn’t start until their 18th birthday. Also, if you are making a spinal injury claim on behalf of an adult who is disabled and unable to claim in their right, the 3 years does not apply until or unless they recover from their disability.
Spinal Injuries Association Specialist Solicitor Panel
Spinal cord injuries are amongst the most catastrophic of all personal injury claims – they are very complex and compensation required to cover loss of earnings and additional expenses can often be huge. It is critically important to get your compensation claim right. That’s why you need a specialist. The Spinal Injuries Association is the largest national spinal injury charity and we are one of the few law firms on their Approved Solicitors Panel.
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