Spinal Injury Compensation
If you have injured your spine in an accident that was not your fault, then you should consider bringing a claim for compensation. A spinal injury claim can be made with the assistance of a personal injury solicitor.
This is because certain people have a duty of care towards the health and safety of others and where this duty of care exists, a breach of that duty entitles the victim to bring a claim. This duty exists, amongst others, between road users, doctors, and their patients, employers, and their employees and occupiers and those who come on to their property.
Injuries to the Spine
As the spine has numerous important functions, from helping us to stand to protecting the spinal cord (which carries messages from the brain to the rest of the body), the amount of compensation that will be awarded could be substantial. Compensation for serious spinal injuries, such as paralysis, can involve settlements of hundreds of thousands of pounds. The actual amount of compensation will depend on the seriousness of the personal injury and the subsequent inconvenience. It will also be proportionate to the amount that has been awarded in previous cases and government guidelines.
In addition to compensation for the injury, a claim could also be made for consequential loss. These are losses that have flowed as a direct consequence of the accident, such as travel expenses, care cost, medical bills and loss of income.
Make a Claim for a Spinal Injury
Any claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident, otherwise the claim will be time-barred under the Limitation Act 1980. In the case of children, the claim may be brought within three years of the child’s 18th birthday, i.e. before the child turns 21. This means that a court claim has to be issued within three years, and merely seeking legal information will not be enough. It is therefore imperative that, if you have suffered a spinal injury following an accident that was not your fault, you seek legal guidance from a personal injury claims solicitor** in Cardiff as soon as possible.
Spinal Injury Solicitors for Cardiff
If you have suffered a spinal injury, our Cardiff accident lawyers ** can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service. Call Accident Claims Cardiff on 02921 682 687^ or contact us online.