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Mr S suffered orthopaedic injuries and permanent damage to his pituitary gland in a motorcycling accident. Mr S recovered £360,000 on a provisional damages basis.
Mr W suffered a serious knee injury in a motorcycling accident and he went on to develop chronic pain syndrome forcing his early retirement. Mr W recovered £575,000.
Mr N was walking down metal steps at work and slipped on oil sustaining injury and fracturing wrist. We secured a settlement for £110,000.
Mr M suffered a serious knee injury in a motorcycling accident and ultimately came to amputation of the injured leg. Mr M recovered £1,250,000.
Mr F suffered traumatic amputation of his foot and serious arm injuries in a motorcycling accident. Mr F recovered £863,524.
While Mr S was lifting heavy rolls of adhesive tape at work, he sustained a back injury. We secured a settlement for £55,000.
Mr T suffered an ankle and knee injury in a motorcycling accident and was unable to return to his former work as a Baker’s assistant. Mr T recovered £395,000.

Spinal Injury Compensation Claims

Here at Beardsells, our personal injury solicitors have been dealing with spinal injury compensation claims for more than thirty years and have developed all the experience necessary to guide you through an easy, hassle-free claiming process.

Any injuries inflicted on the spine are taken extremely seriously here at Beardsells Personal Injury. Spinal injuries can have absolutely devastating effects on not only the injured individual, but those around them.

Understanding the Role of your Spinal Cord

Your spinal cord is a collection of nerves and tissue that is protected by the vertebrae of your spine. Vertebrae are the bones that stand on top of one another to make your spine. The spinal cord is composed of many nerves and extends all the way from the brain down to the buttocks.

The spinal cord is an extremely important part of your body – it is responsible for carrying messages from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa. These messages are responsible for your ability to move and feel.

Accidents

When it comes to causes, the range is vast. Spinal injuries can be caused by sudden accidents or they can develop slowly over a long period of time.

A common cause of spinal injuries is road accidents, which actually account for over 40% of spinal cord injuries each year in the US, making them the leading cause.

Accidents in sports and physical activities hold 8% of spinal injuries each year, whilst acts of violence e.g. an attack or fight takes up as much as 15%.

Diseases such as cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis are also a known cause. It is also found that alcohol use has been a factor in around 1 in every 4 spinal injuries.

However, for those who were intoxicated at the time of their accident, it could be tricky to make spinal injury compensation claims.

Spinal Injuries

When a spinal injury is caused by a sudden accident, the results could be fatal.

Spinal cord injuries result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the actual spinal cord itself.

A traumatic spinal cord injury may be caused by a sudden, traumatic blow to your spine that dislocates, fractures, compresses or crushes one or more of your vertebrae.

Whether the cause is traumatic or not, the damage affects the nerve fibres passing through the injured area and can impair part or even all of your corresponding muscles and nerves below the injury site.

A chest (thoracic) or lower back (lumbar) injury can affect your torso, legs, bowel and bladder control, and even your sexual function. In addition to this, a neck (cervical) injury affects movements of your arms and, possibly, your ability to breathe.

This is why spinal injury compensation claims are so important. An injury to the spine changes a life, instantly.

Symptoms of a possible spinal cord injury include:

  • Tingling or loss of sensation in the hands, fingers, feet or toes
  • Loss of control over any part of the body (partial or complete)
  • Extreme pain/pressure in the head, neck or back
  • Bowel or urinary urgency, incontinence or retention
  • Decreased ability to breathe comfortably
  • Lumps on the head or spine
  • Difficulty balancing or walking
  • Pain or pressure in the thorax

Studies also show that most spinal cord injury survivors have at least one secondary problem as a result of their injury. These problems include:

  • Obesity
  • Spasticity
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pressure sores
  • Pain

Some people lead full and productive lives after a spinal cord injury. However, these people are very lucky and the potential effects of a spinal cord injury should not be downplayed.

The vast majority of people that have suffered from injuries to the spine will need assistive devices such as walkers or wheelchairs, to help deal with loss of mobility.

It is not uncommon for someone to be paralysed from the neck down following a spinal injury. You may require constant assistance with your daily routine. You also may expect to undergo intense rehabilitation treatment for your spinal cord injury.

In times like this, spinal injury compensation claims have been the safety net that victims of accidents and injuries have been able to fall back on in their time of desperation and vulnerability.

Spinal Injury Claims at Beardsells

At Beardsells, we can promise you that with our experience in dealing with spinal injury claims, we can make the claiming process quick, easy and completely hassle-free.

Not to mention; we work on a no win no fee basis, so you can eliminate the possible disadvantage of losing out on expenses for no benefit.

It’s easy: you tell us what’s happened and we assess your claim for free. All the hard work is left to us – it’s our job!

What’s Your Story?

Get in touch with Beardsells Personal Injury Solicitors today to find out more about spinal injury compensation claims.

You can fill in a quick form on the right hand side of this page to get an idea of how much you could be entitled to claim, or you can give us a call and chat to us directly on 0800 677 1911 or on our mobile: 0333 577 2251.

Alternatively, you can fill in our quick and easy Contact form and we can get back to you shortly.

Written by Wai

Wai Yi is our joint Managing Director. She joined the firm originally as an articled clerk to the founder, Keith Beardsell and qualified as a solicitor in 1989. She became an equity partner in 1997, and upon the creation of Beardsells LLP in 2011, she became joint Managing Director. You can follow Wai Yi on Google+.

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