Serious Injury Claims

Spinal Injury Compensation Claims

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious back or spinal cord injury, you’ll know how much life has changed. Our spinal injury solicitors can help you claim compensation to make things a little easier for you and your family.

Compensation can pay for a number of things to help with your everyday life such as:

  • Adaptations to your home
  • Transport
  • Help with lost earnings and expenses
  • Private healthcare
  • Rehabilitation and therapy

We can help if you’ve been in an accident that led you to suffer from paralysis or reduced mobility. Our lawyers have helped people whose spinal cord injuries were caused by falls from height, road traffic accidents and because of accidents at work.

If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury that wasn’t your fault, our spinal injury lawyers could be able to help you get your life back on track. We can also help you access specialist rehabilitation, care and support services through our Client Liaison team, who will ensure that you make the best recovery possible.


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Spinal Injury Claims - More Information
    • The Claims Process
    • When you contact us about making a claim, we’ll set up a free initial consultation where we’ll discuss your situation. We’ll then chat about the different options that can be used to fund your claim, such as No Win No Fee agreements.

      When we have all the information we need from you, we’ll start gathering evidence to support your case. It’s likely that you’ll need to be examined by a medical expert who can advise us on the impact of your spinal injury and tell us what sort of treatments you’ll need to make the best recovery possible.

      We’ll use all the information we gather to come to a sum that reflects your needs. This figure will then be presented to those responsible for your spinal injury and we’ll try to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. If this isn’t possible, or if they deny responsibility for your injuries, we’ll start with court proceedings. Even if these begin, many claims are still settled before any court hearings take place.

    • How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
    • In general, claims need to be made within three years of when you suffered your spinal injury. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:

      • If you suffered a spinal cord injury before you turned 18, you can make a claim for your accident up until your 21st birthday. Claims for children under 18 must be handled by an adult. These cases are subject to different time limits as growth can impact on your injuries.
      • If you need to claim on behalf of someone who doesn’t have mental capacity, the three year time limit doesn’t apply. This changes if the person injured regains mental capacity, where they will then have three years from this date to make a claim.

      If you have any concerns about the time limits for claiming compensation, we’ll be able to talk through your options in a free initial consultation. Call us today on 0800 056 4110.

    • No Win No Fee Spinal Injury Claims
    • Before your claim starts, we’ll discuss the variety of funding options which are suitable for your case. We’ll see if your case is best funded by a No Win No Fee agreement which means that if your case is successful, most of your costs will be paid by your opponent. A pre-agreed percentage from your compensation will be used to pay for our work. If your case isn’t successful, you won’t have to pay anything as any costs will be covered by an insurance policy which we’ll set up at the start of your claim.

      Find out more about No Win No Fee personal injury claims

    • Our Spinal Injury Experts
    • Our high standard of work has meant that we’ve been recognised in the Spinal Injury Association’s directory, a resource listing trusted spinal injury solicitors, as well as the leading guides to the legal profession, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

      As well as helping people secure the money and care they need, we work closely with charities and support groups to improve the standards of care available to people with spinal injuries.

      For more information on our charity work, follow us on Twitter: @IMSpinalInjury.

      To find out how our experts can help you and to set up your free initial consultation, call us today on 0800 056 4110.

Losing my independence was very tough for me to get over, so getting that back is something I'll be forever grateful for."

David Holmes
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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Spinal Injury?

The spinal cord is made up of nerves which send messages that help us move, feel pressure and control vital functions such as breathing. Spinal injuries can be very serious and can result in paralysis in a number of limbs which can affect movement and sensation. 

If the higher parts of the back are injured the consequences tend to be more serious, but the effects of a spinal cord injury are different for every person. Our lawyers will make sure your injuries are thoroughly assessed by specialist medical professionals so that we can provide the best plan for your recovery.

Spinal injuries can be caused in a number of scenarios including:

Spinal cord injury claims can be very complex as it’s important that we assess the full extent of your injuries in order to calculate the correct level of compensation. Paralysis isn’t always permanent so we need to leave time to see if any of your functions recover.

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What Can Compensation Pay For?

If someone else is to blame for causing your spinal injury, we can help you claim compensation. The amount that you’ll receive will depend on a number of factors including the severity of your injuries, your future care needs and whether you’ll be able to return to your job.

We’ll collect the evidence we need to help us come to an amount of compensation we believe reflects:

If you have any questions about compensation and how it could help you, contact us free today on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online and we’ll call you back.

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Why Choose Our Spinal Injury Solicitors?

Our lawyers are experienced in securing compensation for people who’ve suffered serious injuries. We’re aware that recovering from a spinal cord injury can be a long and hard process, so we make arrangements that take into account your long-term future. Our team can also help with:

  • Accessing the best medical care
  • Planning your rehabilitation
  • Obtaining apologies for your accident
  • Helping to ensure that lessons are learnt from your accident by the relevant organisations

We’re aware that you might be worried about your finances while your claim is ongoing and wherever possible we will secure you early (interim) compensation payments to cover medical costs and living expenses. These payments can be secured if the party that caused your accident admits responsibility early on.

Making a claim can seem daunting, but we’re always at hand to answer any questions you may have. We’ll make sure that you always understand what’s happening at every point in the claim process and will explain everything to you clearly.

There are a number of ways in which we can help you live a slightly easier life so contact us today on 0800 056 4110 to find out more.

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Awards & Recognition

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

"They are forensic and analytical as well as campaigning and careful. All of the lawyers work tirelessly for the smaller cases as well as the bigger cases."
"One of the best’ and ‘go-to firm’ Irwin Mitchell covers the full range of work, and specialises in complex, unique cases."
We're delighted to have been named Claimant Solicitor of the Year in the 2015 Post Magazine Rehabilitation First Awards, an award we've won on six previous occasions.

What Our Clients Say

We truly value and appreciate the feedback we receive from our clients, as we look to improve the services we offer on an ongoing basis.

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Spinal injury support - making life easier.

Our solicitors work alongside a number of groups to make sure that those who’ve suffered spinal cord injuries can access the support and care they need. We support organisations including:


  • The Back-Up Trust
  • Aspire
  • MASCIP
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Brain and Spine Foundation

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Our offices are located in major cities throughout the UK and have excellent transport links.

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To begin your claim for compensation, or ask any questions regarding personal injury claims, contact us today for a free consultation.

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