Approximately 1,200 people a year are diagnosed with spinal cord injuries. Of these individuals, many may lose muscle functions, movements, or sensations – and some could become completely paralysed.
The spinal cord is a vital part of the central nervous system because it transmits signals to and from a person's brain, skin, organs, and muscles. Yet, if the spinal cord is damaged, these signals can be interrupted, which means parts of the body could be affected.
For example, if the lumbar nerves are damaged, an individual's legs or bladder may be unable to receive signals. While trauma to the thoracic nerves can also affect the chest and abdominal muscles.
Spinal cord injuries can happen to anyone at any age, and can be caused by a wide variety of traumas. However, individuals are more likely to suffer this form of personal injury during incidents such as falls from height, vehicle collisions, or sporting accidents.
Sadly, spinal cord injuries cannot be healed and there is no cure for permanent paralysis. Instead, patients will usually undergo various therapies to help them come to terms with their new way of life.
For many of these people, their lifestyles will never be the same again. Even after receiving mobility aids, such as wheelchairs or walking frames, it is not uncommon for a sufferer to experience psychological disorders including depression or anxiety due to the seriousness of their condition.
A serious spinal injury will dramatically affect a person's quality of life and prevent them from carrying out simple day-to-day tasks by themselves. The solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co specialise in helping clients who have suffered severe spinal damage, make personal injury claims.
Claiming personal injury compensation with Seth Lovis & Co
If you or a family member have sustained a spinal cord injury during an accident which was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation to help improve your quality of life.
The personal injury solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co have many years of experience in dealing with spinal injury claims and helping clients receive compensation following life-changing accidents. Our team of solicitors recognise the importance of on-going care and will attempt to secure maximum compensation to fund treatment costs, rehabilitation fees, as well as recover future, past, and present loss of income as a result of the accident.
To find out if you are entitled to receive damages, please call our team today on 0370 218 4025.