It is estimated there are more than 40,000 people suffering a spinal injury in the UK. One charity estimates a new spinal cord injury occurs every 8 hours. While spinal cord injuries can be severe and have far reaching consequences, distinguishing between spinal injuries and spinal cord injuries is necessary to determine the care that may be needed in the long term. Both can be the result of a trauma and both are worth pursuing if there is a negligent party. Sports injuries, accidents and assaults are all common causes of spinal problems and these catastrophic injuries have specialists at the Medical Accident Group who know precisely how much a spinal injury can affect your life.
Consequences of a spinal injury can include paraplegia, anterior, posterior or central cord syndrome and tetraplegia. Some spinal injuries can restrict mobility and more severe types can result in total body paralysis.
Some injuries can be the result of a trauma, and if your injury is as a result of a criminal attack you could receive a payment from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This is a government-funded award and there are strict conditions for the compensation to be awarded.
If however you discover that your spinal injury is as a result of negligent medical treatment, you can also gain compensation from the negligent party, and while medical professionals are there to help you, sometimes accidents can happen, and our medical negligence experts will provide initial free advice on how best to proceed and gain the maximum compensation you deserve. The hundreds of spinal injury cases that our solicitors have dealt with has meant that Medical Accident Group has the expertise to make sure you are cared for and helped through the process in a way that suits you best.
The results of these accidents are enormous for those affected, and at the Medical Accident Group we have compassionate lawyers who understand your situation and will work tirelessly to pursue your case. In addition we have a team of dedicated healthcare professionals who can help you understand more about your case and condition. Please call our team for free on 0800 050 1668, and we will provide advice personal to you.