Spinal injuries can be devastating and debilitating. They can leave a patient immobilised and disabled for life. The very nature of spinal injuries and spinal cord injuries means that compensation claims in this area can prove much more complex than other forms of personal injury claims. Many factors need to be taken into account, including the potential loss of earnings, the cost of renovating and modifying a house and vehicle, and the ongoing cost of treatment of care, when determining the amount of compensation to claim for. Stockslegal can help formulate a compensation claim and proceed with the claim.
Spinal injuries take many forms and can be caused by any of a number of different types of accident or incident. Not all forms of spinal injury will include paralysis but many will and this only further exacerbates the problem while making the compensation case more complicated. This is why it is so important to ensure that you have the backing of a professional and experienced legal team.
The amount of compensation that is awarded for a spinal injury or spinal column injury can vary greatly from one case to the next and it is impossible to say precisely how much you should expect or how much you will win. The total figure will depend on the type and severity of the injury with more severe and long lasting injuries usually attracting the largest compensation payouts. A loss of earnings will normally be taken into account as well. As you will need modifications to your home and vehicle, you may require ongoing care, and you will need specialist items including but not limited to wheelchairs, it is difficult to estimate a figure.
Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents are a common cause of spinal injury. Whether you are driving or a passenger, whether you are on public transport or your own car, and whether you are a pedestrian or cyclist, the impact usually involved in a road accident means that there is the very real danger of serious spinal injury. Your first priority should be to ensure that you have the best possible chance of recovery and compensation is meant to help you out in this way.
What Is Compensation For?
Compensation can be used to supplement your salary. If you suffer a spinal injury it is likely that you will need extensive time off work and, in the worst cases, it is possible that you may never be able to work again. You will also have to pay for specialist items to help you lead a normal life. You may need a wheelchair and you may require access to your home to be altered. Rooms may need to be changed around, stair lifts and hoists added, and more.
Stockslegal Spinal Injury Claims
If you have suffered a spinal injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault then contact Stockslegal today on 0800 988 9055 and speak to one of our professional and experienced team members.
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