How much is my spinal injury claim worth?
Unfortunately, spinal injuries can have serious consequences. That's why compensation payments can be worth several thousands of pounds. Find out more by using our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim for my spinal injury?
Claims Direct handles around 98% of cases as No Win No Fee claims, so you don't have to pay a penny up front. We get a fee only if we win you the compensation you need and deserve. This guarantees that you will never be out of pocket due to legal fees resulting from your spinal injury claim.
Will I have to have a medical for my spinal injury claim?
Yes, even though there are likely to be hospital records from the time of your injury – which we will request from your doctors – it's in your interests to be seen by an independent expert. Not only will they help to provide the evidence we need about the extent of your injuries, they can also help to predict the chances of you making a full recovery, and give an opinion on how much care and treatment you are likely to need in the future.
Will I have to go to court for my spinal injury claim?
If another person or company is clearly at fault, most claims can be settled without anyone having to go to court. So it would be quite unusual for your spinal injury claim to end up there. Having said that, spinal cord injury claims can be worth millions of pounds in the most serious cases, so it is possible for these cases to go to court.
What sort of spinal cord injuries can I claim for?
Spinal injuries have a range of potentially life-changing effects including:
- Phantom pain
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of bodily functions
However you suffered a spinal cord injury, if someone else was at fault – from another road user to the manufacturer of a defective stepladder – you owe it to yourself and your family to claim for your injuries and protect your independence as much as possible.
What sort of things can I claim for?
Spinal injuries can result in severely restricted mobility or even paralysis. Where it has done so, you may be left unable to work again, or even to leave your home. Where this is the case, your compensation claim might need to include things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent nursing care
- Alterations to your home
Life-changing spinal injuries don't just affect the victims themselves. If you have suffered a severe spinal injury, life will change for your family too, so compensation claims might also have to include their loss of earnings and loss of amenity.
Who's to blame for my spinal cord injury?
Workplace accidents involving falls from height<<Link to falls from height>> and high-speed road accidents<<Link to road accidents>> cause the vast majority of spinal cord injuries. Unfortunately, these life-changing injuries aren't always the result of road accidents or falls from height. You can suffer spinal cord injuries in all sorts of situations, including:
- Slips, trips and falls: in the street or the workplace
- Falls from steps or ladders: at home or in the workplace
- Road accidents: involving cars, motorbikes and public transport
In all of these cases, it is possible that someone else was at fault, meaning that you may be entitled to start a No Win No Fee compensation claim. Talk to one of our friendly advisors to find out how on 0800 175 7900.
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