There are many different kinds of spinal injuries. The effects can vary from relatively minor to catastrophic depending on the severity of the injury. However, even minor spinal injuries can cause a lot of pain, time away from work, and general suffering.
Serious spinal injuries can occur in almost any place including at work, on the road, in public venues and more. Regardless of the severity of your injury, the potential complexity of the claims process can make lawyers for spinal injury essential to your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.
Effects of a spinal injury
Certain types of spinal injuries can be completely debilitating and lead to extreme pain and suffering. They will almost always result in substantial losses in income which could cause significant financial problems for the sufferer and their family.
Although, in many cases, rehabilitation can make a big difference in the individual’s quality of life, it can also be very expensive. The significant cost of therapy, equipment and special adaptations make spinal injury compensation very important.
High levels of compensation
Due to the amount of distress and long-term implications caused, these injuries can have an enormous impact on the affected individual. Spinal injuries typically result in higher levels of compensation than other personal injuries due to their severe impact on quality of life.
In many cases, it is simply impossible for an individual to return to their profession after a spinal injury. This results in potentially immense losses of earnings over a lifetime and plays a significant role in amount of compensation awarded. People suffering from spinal injuries often require expensive modifications to their living spaces and other accommodations. Specially-built equipment and extensive remodelling may be required.
Rehabilitation and long-term care
For those with a serious spinal injury, early treatment followed by specialised rehabilitation is crucial. In most cases, the costs of long-term care will be considered when making a compensation claim. Your personal injury solicitor should fight to get you sufficient compensation to cover all the costs of care for the rest of your life.
Common causes of spinal injury
- Road traffic accidents generally account for most spinal injuries in the UK. Whiplash accounts for some, more minor spine injuries.
- Incidents on construction sites also account for numerous spinal injuries. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for staff and contractors at all times.
- Spinal injuries can also occur when lifting and moving heavy objects without sufficient training. These types of spinal injuries are typically work-related.
- Other causes of spinal injury include slips, trips and falls as well as the use of faulty products. Unsafe walking surfaces and faulty ladders and chairs cause the majority of these types of spinal injuries.
Making a claim for spinal injury compensation
From loss of independence to substantial financial issues and more, living with a spinal injury can be extremely challenging. If you have suffered a spinal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical costs, income losses, pain, suffering and more. The specialists at Seth Lovis & Co can provide the advice and representation you need to get the compensation you deserve. Please contact us at 0370 218 4025 to receive a no obligation consultation.