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Have you suffered a spinal cord injury?

Knowing you have some of the UK’s best personal injury lawyers on your side, with experience in helping people suffering from a spinal injury, can make all the difference. The first challenge which you will face is getting medical treatment and rehabilitation which is initially where our team can help.  

Contact us for a chat and a Free Case Assessment Today.  

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What is a spinal cord injury claim?

Having a spinal cord injury is life changing. It impacts families and those affected in ways which they can’t predict. The spinal cord sends and receives messages between your brain and the rest of your body, so an injury here can be devastating to your general wellbeing.

Our team of serious personal injury lawyers regularly help people who have been affected by a spinal injury rebuild their lives. This could have been as a result of a road accident, accident at work in the public or as a result of medical negligence.

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What are common causes of a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injuries can be caused by a physical trauma to the body; such as being involved in a road traffic accident or workplace injury. Spinal cord injuries can also be caused through negligent medical treatment; such as the delayed or misdiagnosis of a moderate injury to the spinal cord, which exacerbates through lack of treatment, or through a surgical procedure gone wrong.  

What are the symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

The symptoms of a spinal cord injury vary depending on where the injury occurs. Generally, the higher up on the spinal cord the injury happens, the more of the body is affected. Common symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:  

  • Difficulty walking or with mobility generally  
  • Full or partial paralysis of the body; specifically, the limbs 
  • Weakness of the body, specifically in the limbs  
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control 
  • Feelings of spreading numbness or tingling in the feet and hands 
  • Pain, stiffness or unease of the back and / or the limbs  

How are spinal cord injuries treated?

There is unfortunately no effective treatment that can reverse damage done to the spinal cord. Treatment can only help to manage the symptoms; with a focus on pain relief and physiotherapy to help manage mobility issues. Often, mobility aids are required; such as a wheelchair or walking frame. Many of our clients have also benefited from home adaptations that allow more freedom of movement, such as wider doorframes, stairlifts or single-level living.  

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Iain Dodd
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Iain Dodd
Partner and Clinical Negligence Solicitor

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Can I claim for a spinal cord injury?

Generally, if you have suffered a spinal injury and someone else was at fault, they would be the defendants in your claim. This could be a drivers insurance company in the event of a road accident, the NHS or private health provider if this was as a result of medical negligence or your employers insurer if this was at work. As part of our Free Case assessment we are able to explore these options for you and identify the responsible party. 

Working with a specialist team to secure personal injury compensation helps to ease financial pressure, and also helps provide access to treatment which may not be available on the NHS.  

Once we have made an initial assessment, our serious personal injury specialists will work to get you an interim payment. This is when we negotiate with the defendant to provide you with financial help before the completion of a claim so you are able to pay for things which you need during your recovery. 


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How long do I have to make a claim for spinal cord injury?

In the UK in general there is a 3-year time limit from the date of the accident. There are some exceptions to this so the best thing would be to contact the serious injury team at Fletchers for a Free case assessment to find out if you have a claim. 

How much does it cost to make a claim for a spinal cord injury?

We appreciate that this is a time where you can least afford to pay for legal advice. For this reason, at Fletchers we generally fund claims on a No Win, No Fee basis through a conditional fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you and if we do not win there is nothing for you to pay. In these cases our fees are capped to a maximum of 25% of the damages.   

There are other options which we can discuss with you to find out the best option for you.  

We are not able to give an exact quote as there are many moving parts to a claim and we want to ensure that we are providing you the best possible level of support. 

Why choose Fletchers Solicitors

As a team we are highly experienced in dealing with spinal injury claims and as such we have close partnerships with a number of charities and organisations who can help people who have a spinal injury. Knowing you are dealing with a team who can provide the access to care and support has been a real benefit to our clients.  

We are really proud to be a Trusted partner of the Spinal Injury Association (SIA) and have been for a number of years. They are able to help our clients as a user led spinal injury charity who share our belief that everyone has the right to live a fulfilled life with the same opportunities as everyone else.  

We are also part of Back Up Legal Panel which a group of specialist spinal injury law Firms that are trusted and vetted by the charity Back up who are chosen to support their mission of transforming lives. 

We also have access to leading case managers as well rehabilitation and support services within our network for the benefit of our clients.

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Our team understand that you may be facing uncertainty during this tough time. Rest assured; we always do our best to ensure the claims process is as easy for you as possible.

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