Spinal Injury

A spinal injury can have a devastating effect upon the individual suffering the personal injury and their family and friends.

Spinal Injury

Specialist Spinal Injury Solicitors

It is important that the personal injury solicitor representing your interests is experienced in spinal injury. Injuries to the spine have to dealt with in a very different way to back injuries as every spinal injury claim is unique.

The Rogers & Norton personal injury team are dedicated to pursuing compensation claims on behalf of claimants who sustain life changing injuries

The prognosis is more positive for a full recovery with a back injury back than there is to your spine. It is quite possible for an individual to suffer a broken back; ruptured discs; spinal stenosis or trapped nerves and yet providing the spinal cord remains intact and the vertebrae not damaged, a full recovery without paralysis, loss of mobility, function and feeling can be achieved.

Spinal injuries of whatever severity can dramatically change a person’s day to day life. It is therefore very important that the personal injury solicitor ensures that all areas of potential expense are investigated and claimed where appropriate. The extra care; support; equipment and accommodation that will be needed should be reflected in the compensation required.

The areas which should be considered in a spinal injury include:-

  • Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Future medical treatment costs
  • Care provided commercially
  • Care provided by loved ones
  • Future care provision
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Loss of income
  • Future loss of income
  • Disadvantage on the labour market
  • Mobility requirements in terms of a motor vehicle and wheelchair where appropriate
  • Adaptations to the home
  • Acquisitions of suitable properties to live in and where appropriate to adapt

Every spinal injury claim is unique. Those who sustain a spinal injury often have very complex needs. A spinal injury can impact on every aspect of day to day life, so compensation needs to reflect the extra care, support, equipment and accommodation that spinal injury claimants need.

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