If you have suffered a spinal injury, our team of experienced spinal injury solicitors are here to help you make spinal injury claims. With our expert knowledge and experience, we know and understand the particular issues which are faced by our spinal injured clients and their families. Our team can help to get you the care, rehabilitation, therapy, aids, equipment and accommodation which you need.

We are committed to working to achieve long-term spinal injury care and financial security for our clients. When you instruct us, you can be sure that we have the experience and expertise to deal with all the complexities of spinal injury claims. We know the important issues and will work to get you the best possible outcome.

Clients are keen to leave the hospital as soon as possible but sometimes they need special adaptations and spinal injury care in place at home so that they can cope. We will act to get you interim payments from the Defendant’s insurance company wherever possible to pay for the help that you need.

Experience in Spinal Injury Claims

We work with clients with a range of spinal injury needs, dealing with the complexities of your spinal injury claim, leaving you free to focus on your health, comfort and recovery.

With many decades of experience, our expert spinal injury solicitors have worked closely with a range of clinical and medical experts to successfully support clients with spinal injuries. We have experience in understanding each client’s requirements on a case-by-case basis allowing us to secure you the best possible outcome for your claim.

We also have a long-standing relationship with the Spinal Injuries Association, continuing to support them through their Business Membership Scheme and through our fundraising efforts in aid of SIA.

If you or someone in your care is suffering from a spinal injury, get in touch with our friendly team of personal injury lawyers for professional advice and to discuss how you can make a claim.

Types of Spinal Injuries

Spinal injuries can affect anyone, at any age, from any background. Spinal cord injuries are a result of damage to the spinal cord, either from external trauma, such as falling or a car accident, or non-traumatic injuries such as tumours or blood loss.

Most spinal cord injuries can be categorised in two ways; complete spinal cord injury and incomplete spinal cord injury.

A complete spinal cord injury causes permanent damage to the spine and often results in paraplegia or tetraplegia.

Incomplete spinal cord injuries refer to partial damage to the spinal cord, with a range of motion and feeling dependent on the area of the spine damaged and the severity of the injury.

Our Specialist Approach

If you choose to pursue a claim for spinal injuries, our spinal injury solicitors will gather evidence from various experts to comprehensively understand the extent of your injuries and your specific requirements. Additionally, we will obtain medical reports from healthcare professionals to evaluate the impact of your disabilities on your current and future life.

To explore additional treatments that may benefit you, our team will investigate new technologies and seek guidance from experts in areas such as assistive devices, occupational therapy, mobility aids, and speech therapy. Crucially, we will enlist the expertise of a care specialist to assess the necessary care and support required for you to lead a fulfilling life.

In the event that you are unable to manage your financial affairs, our solicitors will diligently work to secure your long-term care and financial stability. Regardless of the challenges you face, we leverage our expertise to ensure you receive the necessary assistance and compensation.

Why Use Trethowans?

Our spinal injury solicitors have more than thirty years of expertise in handling diverse spinal injury cases and work with carers, case managers, therapists and medical experts to help our clients’ rehabilitation process and to rebuild our clients’ lives.

In every case, we acknowledge the significant impact of spinal injuries on our clients, and our solicitors are committed to offering the best legal advice and representation.

Free Consultation

Whether you’re looking to make a spinal injury claim, or are already in the process of a claim and are looking to switch to a trusted, experienced legal team, we can help.

Get in touch today to arrange your free no-obligation consultation with a friendly, expert member of our team. We’ll discuss your current situation, and provide you with key advice and information on your spinal cord injury claim.

Recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners

We are recommended as a Top Tier Firm in The Legal 500 2024 UK Guide, and in the Chambers Guide too.

No win no fee solicitors

As recognised no win, no fee solicitors, we provide access to expert assistance for making a compensation claim without financial risk. With no upfront costs, we specialise in delivering the utmost service to achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact Us to Book a Free Consultation

When you choose Trethowans, you’re choosing a team of experts who are proud to put you and your claim at the heart of everything we do.

With lawyers who are highly qualified and experienced within their field, the highest standards of service and accreditations from leading independent directories, we know what it takes to win your spinal injury claim.

Get in touch today to book your free consultation.

We have offices located across the south of England. If you’d prefer to pop in and discuss a personal injury claim in-person for you or on behalf of someone else, with a member of the team, you can find us in:

Spinal Injury FAQs

  • Whether you or your loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury, we can help. We work with clients of all ages, from children to retirees, with a range of spinal cord injury levels.

  • Spinal injury accidents can occur in a vast number of ways. Some of the accidents we have helped clients claim for include:

    • Road traffic accidents
    • Falls from a height in the workplace
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Sporting injuries
    • Medical negligence
    • Criminal assault and violence
    • Military accidents.

  • In cases of medical negligence, some of the most common mistakes that can lead to a spinal cord injury include:

    • Delay in diagnosis
    • Missed fractures of the neck and back
    • Mishandling of neck and back injuries
    • Spinal surgery errors
    • Mistakes from facet joint injections.

  • If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, it can impact your financial situation if, for example, you are unable to work, have lost earnings or have to pay for treatment. If the other side of the claim admits they were in some part to blame for the incident, we can help you secure interim payments, made prior to your case settlement. These can be used to help elevate some financial burdens and pay for private medical treatments or rehabilitation.

  • Each spinal cord injury case is different, as are the compensation amounts for your individual claim. Compensation is based on the severity of your injury, as well as how it has impacted your life. You may also be eligible to claim for factors such as loss of earnings, long-term care, house adaptations and rehabilitation. Book your free consultation to find out more.

  • After a spinal cord injury, should you feel you have a claim, you should seek expert advice as soon as possible – ideally within three years from the date of the incident but with each case, exceptions may vary.

  • While some spinal cord injury claim processes can be quite lengthy, it is important that all of the complexities of each individual situation are taken into consideration. For example, it may take months or even years to fully understand the levels to which your life has been impacted by your spinal cord injury.

    Other factors that can impact the time it takes to settle your claim include whether or not the other party admit liability, but interim payments may be available to help cover the cost of treatment, loss of earnings and rehabilitation where applicable.

  • It’s important to choose legal advice that you can trust. If you feel you aren’t receiving the best support and care from your current solicitor, we are ready to help. Get in touch today to discuss switching your case to Trethowans.

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