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Have you suffered a spinal cord injury?

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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
Partner and Clinical Negligence Solicitor

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Can I claim for a spinal cord injury?


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Find out more about what to expect in our short video.

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?

Why choose Fletchers Solicitors

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A team of experts to help you - every step of the way

Our dedicated team have won national awards and have fought to win landmark cases that have helped shape serious injury law within the UK.

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We've helped so many people - just like you

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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