Spinal cord injury (SCI) can result in a wide range of physical impairments, this is because injury to the spinal cord disrupts signals between the brain and the spinal cord, often resulting in a degree of paralysis, including paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors are renowned for handling spinal cord injury compensation claims and our specialist spinal cord injury claims team frequently advises on how to make a claim for compensation in the event of spinal cord injury caused by negligence, including:
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors can also advise clients wishing to make a claim for spinal cord injury compensation relating to:
Duncan Lewis spinal cord injury claims solicitors can advise on high-value compensation claims – and offer a supportive legal service to spinal cord injury patients and their families, after what is a devastating injury.
Because such injuries can be progressive – as well as possibly improving over time and with rehabilitation – it is essential to seek expert legal advice on making a compensation claim at an early stage, so that the value of any claim can be correctly assessed.
There is usually a three-year time limit for making a claim for compensation in the event of spinal cord injury.In some circumstances limitation can be extended
Children who suffer spinal cord injury caused by the negligence of another party can make no win no fee compensation claims up to the age of 21 for injuries sustained before the age of 18. Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor can also advise parents and guardians on how to make a compensation claim on behalf of a child before they reach the age of 18 by acting as the child’s Litigation Friend.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors always press for maximum compensation in spinal cord injury claims – and can also advise on rehabilitation, access to welfare benefits, adaptations to the home, mobility aids (and assistive devices,) as well as compensation to cover the cost of ongoing medical treatment or care.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors usually accept spinal cord injury claims on a no win no fee basis.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors have offices across England and Wales – call 033 3772 0409 and ask to speak to one of our specialist claims solicitors about making a claim for spinal cord injuries. A family member can call on behalf of a loved one who may be in hospital or who is unable to call.
Your Duncan Lewis solicitor will ensure that you receive the spinal cord injury compensation you are entitled to so that you can receive the care you need, look to the future and rebuild your life.