Spinal Injury Compensation
The spine is a very important part of the human body. It is vital for support (i.e. helping us to stand) and also carries messages for the brain to the rest of the body through the spinal cord. It therefore follows that if you injure your spine there could be very serious ramifications to your quality of life and if the injury is caused by the negligence of a third party then the victim could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.
A claim can be brought where the negligent party owes the victim a duty of care and has injured the victim as a result of breaching that duty. Common examples of such duties of care include road users to each other, doctors to their patients and employers to their employees.
Make a Compensation Claim for a Spinal Injury
Any spinal injury compensation claim should be brought with the assistance of a personal injury claims Sheffield solicitor** who will be able to assist with establishing liability and ensuring that you are awarded the maximum amount of compensation.
The actual amount of compensation that will be awarded will depend on the seriousness of the injury and will be awarded in accordance with government guidelines and the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases on similar facts. As you might expect, where the spine has been injured, depending on the long term implications, the amount of compensation awarded could be substantial.
Compensation will also be awarded for any consequential loss such as medical expenses, care cost and loss of income. A personal injury claims Sheffield solicitor** will be best placed to advise on how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Spinal Cord Injury solicitors Sheffield
If you have injured your spine in an accident that was not your fault then you should speak with a personal injury claims Sheffield solicitor** without delay. This is because any claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident after which point the claim will become time barred. There are some exceptions to this rule, for example, in the case of children a claim must be brought within three years of the child’s 18th birthday.
Contact our Specialist Spinal Injury Claims Lawyers Sheffield
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering. Call our Accident solicitors** on 01142245242. Alternatively, you can contact us online to find out more.