Medical Accident Group’s spinal injuries specialists advise on a wide range of claims relating to spinal injuries and spinal cord injuries, received as the result of sports injuries, accidents, medical negligence and assaults. These include paraplegia, anterior, posterior or central cord syndrome and tetraplegia.
What do you need to do if you have suffered a spinal injury?
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 eight hours. The hundreds of spinal injury cases that we have dealt with means we can make sure you are cared for and helped through the process in a way that suits you best.
Need to know: What is the difference between a spinal injury and a spinal cord injury?
In simple terms, a spinal injury may result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself. In a spinal cord injury some degree of paralysis or restriction of movement or feeling will be present, below the point of injury.
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.