Get the compensation you deserve for a spinal injury
PM Law's serious injury team know full well the lasting impact of spinal injuries. That's why we're committed to getting you the compensation you deserve to cover medical costs, rehabilitation and any other damages.
Our team will work tirelessly to ensure your claim is handled efficiently and sensitively so you can focus on yourself and your family.
How can we help you?
What is a spinal injury?
A spinal injury occurs when there’s damage to the spinal cord itself or to the vertebrae and tissues that surround the spinal cord.
The spinal cord itself is a complex collection of nerves and cells that sends and receives signals to the brain from the rest of our body. It’s an incredibly important part of our bodies and any damage to it can be extremely serious.
Physical effects of spinal cord injuries
The physical effects of spinal cord injuries are varied but, at their most serious, can include paralysis and even death.
Here are some more examples of the physical effects of spinal cord injuries:
- Loss of feeling / sensation, most commonly in the legs and/or feet
- Restricted or full loss of movement in certain limbs
- Painful sensations around the injury
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of bowel control
How much compensation will I get for a spinal injury?
It’s always difficult to say how much compensation you’re likely to get for a spinal injury. However, because of their severity and potentially long-lasting effects, you can receive a large amount of compensation as well as ‘special damages’ to account for any past and future losses.
In the most severe spinal injury claims, individuals can be left permanently disabled. In these cases, you could be entitled to around £1 million in special damages.
Making a spinal injury claim with PM Law
If you think you’ve got a spinal injury claim, get in touch with our personal injury team as soon as possible for a free initial discussion. We’ll then schedule a more formal call to discuss your claim in more detail and how we’re going to proceed.
PM Law always welcomes any evidence you might have to support your claim. However, we will always do our own investigation into your claim to ensure we have all relevant evidence.
Spinal Injury Claim FAQs
Didn’t find the answers you were looking for? Look at the FAQs below for more information on our spinal injury claims process.
If you want to make a spinal injury claim, you’ll have up to three-years from the date of the accident to do so. There are some exceptions to this rule, however. If the claimant is under 18 or they don’t have the mental capacity to put the claim in themselves then you may be given more time to register the claim.
We always suggest getting in touch with us as soon as possible so we can discuss the details of your claim.
Yes, interim payments can be made to you before the claim is settled. These payments are an advance of your final compensation amount and are commonly used to fund:
- Rehab costs
- Medical bills, including physiotherapy and other treatment
- Equipment, aids and adaptations to your home
Unfortunately, there is no concrete answer to this question. Each personal injury claim is different and how long it takes will depend on the circumstances of the claim.
However, establishing liability for the claim can often be a long process. If the other party isn’t willing to accept responsibility for your injury, for example, then this can make the claim go on for longer.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, your claim could go to court. It is unlikely, however, as only around 5% of all personal injury claims go to court.
The outcome of your claim will depend heavily on the evidence you’re able to provide. The most important pieces of evidence you can provide should:
- Show evidence of your injuries
- Show evidence that someone else is responsible for said injuries
- Show evidence of the expenses you have incurred
We may ask for other forms of evidence, but these are often the most crucial. In short, keep a record of everything you think is relevant and get the details of any witnesses if there are any.