Spinal Injury Claims come under the purview of personal injury claims. However, making a claim for a Spinal injury that has been caused as a result of an accident is completely different from making any other type of personal injury compensation claim.
The reason for this is because spinal injuries tend to have a more serious impact on individuals and chances of a total recovery after a spinal cord injury are usually very slim. More often than not, there will be some degree of paralysis which has a negative impact on the quality of life.
To be successful, a spinal injury compensation claim has to be handled very carefully as several complex factors will need to be taken into account. Because of the intricacy of the case, it is important to hire a personal injury solicitor who specialises in spinal injury compensation claims and who will work closely with you and your family. At Injury Point we can offer you all the facilities that are required in order for your claim to be successful.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much you can expect by way of compensation? udar11685
The compensation that is awarded for spinal injury is much higher than that awarded for an average personal injury claim. This is because a spinal injury compensation claim will have to take into account more than just pain, suffering and temporary loss of income. When your solicitor is putting together your claim, these are some of the additional expenses that he will factor in:
Short term as well as long term hospitalisation and medical care
Cost of long term rehabilitation
Payment of nursing care if necessary
Cost of necessary disability aids such as a wheelchair, rollator or any other mobility device
Price of any type of specialist equipment that you may require
Cost of getting your home modified to meet your needs
In case you are unable to go back to work, the claim should take into account any future lost earnings
All of these are very complex factors as it is difficult to determine how long you may be disabled or unable to return to work. Also, with a spinal injury, it is likely that you may require even more care as time passes and this needs to be taken into account too.
What happens if you were partly to blame for the accident? udar11685
Even if you know that you were partly to blame for the accident and the resultant spinal injury, you should still consult with an experienced personal injury solicitor to see if there is any clause that you can avail of to recover at least some compensation.