Spinal injury claims
Of all the injuries you can suffer as a result of an accident that may not have been your fault, damage to your spinal cord is probably the one that has the greatest impact on your life and your family.
We act on behalf of many clients who've suffered a spinal cord injury, whether the lesion is complete or incomplete or whether they have paraplegia or tetraplegia. The paralysis that results from a spinal cord injury can be variable depending on the height and extent of the lesion. In some cases you may have limited mobility or you may be wholly confined to a wheelchair and require assistance to breathe with a ventilator. We'll also look at the risk of development of further adverse consequences, such as a syrinx or autonomic dysrelfexia. Whatever the severity of your spinal cord injury, we're able to help you find solutions to the real challenges that you face day-to-day.
Broad experience and practical advice
We are familiar with and expert in conducting compensation claims for all kinds of spinal cord injury, whether caused by a road traffic accident or other circumstances such as a sports injury, accidents at work or even on the high street. Access to appropriate, expert rehabilitation services following a spinal cord injury is vital. State provision can sometimes be available but is often patchy and difficult to access to say the least, so during the claims process we'll often be able to put in place comprehensive arrangements to ensure you get optimal attention both immediately and in the long term. Early assistance is what's needed, and we don't spare any effort to get you swift redress and, wherever possible, interim awards of compensation to deliver early practical support to help you regain independence and mobility after you've suffered a spinal cord injury.
Our spinal injury experts
We're very familiar with the key medical and non-medical experts who can provide the best support both in terms of advancing your claim and giving you and your family invaluable information and guidance. Some of our lawyers are accredited by the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), while others have benefited from SIA training courses. And we have a number of key specialist staff always willing to visit clients and their families, whether in the spinal injury unit or later in their homes. Our lawyers include members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our aim is to obtain the compensation you deserve and ensure that those compensation monies are protected and organised so that your lifetime care expenses are met. However, we can also help with a number of other issues such as buying a new or adapted home so that you can enjoy some degree of 'normal domestic life'. Identifying and refurbishing an appropriate property as well as sourcing appropriate equipment and transport, demands specialist attention. We can introduce key experts, case managers and teams of carers to ensure that you have the proper care and proper equipment to suit your needs as well as looking into comprehensive rehabilitation programmes. We've even engaged experts to assist with fertility treatments for those clients who wanted children and a family life after they sustained their injury.
Why use Shoosmiths Access Legal?
We specialise in spinal cord injury work and understand the impact such catastrophic injuries can have both on our clients and their families. We truly believe we can make a difference. We'll work hard to secure the best outcome for anyone with a spinal cord injury. At the same time we hope the depth of our knowledge enables us to be both sympathetic and understanding without deflecting us from the dogged task of finding solutions on your behalf. We recognise these injuries are life changing for the whole family and that each case is highly unique and personal. By maintaining deliberately small caseloads we ensure we can give you the attention you require and deserve.
What do I do next?
You or a family member or friend can contact us online or call our helpline on 03700 868 686 to arrange an immediate visit so we can discuss your situation and offer our specialist help. The helpline is available seven days a week and lines are open Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.
Let our experts advise you on the next steps involved in making a spinal cord injury claim