If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, we understand the life-changing impact it will have. Our spinal cord injury solicitors could help you claim compensation and get the care, rehabilitation and support services you need to make the best recovery possible.
We’re recognised by independent legal guides as being one of the leading law firms for spinal cord injury claims. We’re also trusted legal partners of the Spinal Injuries Association and the Back-Up Trust.
When you make a claim with us, you’re our priority. The service we provide goes far beyond simply making your legal claim.
We’re one of the few firms to have a dedicated Client Liaison team. Working alongside your solicitor, this team can make your life easier, helping with everything from benefit applications through to finding specialists to adapt your home.
0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free initial consultation about your claim.
Who Can Make A Spinal Cord Injury Claim?
We could help if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury - whether the incident happened in the UK or abroad. We’re experienced in handling claims following:
Accidents involving vulnerable road users, including cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians
Accidents in public places
Falls from height
We help people of all ages – from children through to people who are retired. Our team also has experience of all types and levels of spinal cord injury.
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What Are The Time Limits For Making A Claim?
The standard time limit for starting a spinal cord injury claim is three years from the date you suffered your injury.
However, there are some exceptions to this time limit, including:
Children’s spinal cord injury claims can be made at any point until they turn 21.
If your injury happened outside of the UK, the time limit can be shorter.
Claims made through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority have a two year time limit.
If the injured person doesn’t have capacity to make a claim themselves (for example due to a brain injury or pre-existing learning disability) then there’s no time limit.
It’s really important that you start your claim as soon as you’re able. Apart from the time limits, it’s easier to gather evidence in support of your claim (for example from witnesses while their memory is still relatively fresh).
Starting a claim sooner may mean that you’re able to access early compensation payments. We also work with you on rehabilitation from the word go, so it’s helpful to start this process as early as possible.
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How Long Will Your Claim Take?
Spinal cord injury claims usually take a few years to settle. This is because it can take a while to understand how you want to live your life in the long term. We wait until your rehabilitation is at an end, so we can properly value what you will need for the rest of your life.
It’s important that we take the time to understand the impact of your injury. Your compensation is there to provide for you for the rest of your life. Settling too early could mean that your claim is undervalued.
This isn’t to say that you won’t get any compensation for a few years. In many cases we’re able to get early (interim) compensation payments while your case is going through.
Interim payments are made where the organisation you’re claiming from has admitted responsibility early on. They can be used to ease any financial pressure you’re facing. As well as this, interim payments can pay for things that help your day-to day life and rehabilitation (for example to buy a wheelchair or to pay for physiotherapy).
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How Much Compensation Will You Receive For A Spinal Cord Injury?
No two people are the same – and the amount of compensation people get varies considerably.
The value of using a solicitor who specialises in spinal cord injury claims is that we’ll be able to accurately calculate the compensation you’ll need. This calculation will factor in a number of things, including:
Your pain and suffering
Current and future loss of earnings
The cost of your care, both now and in the future
Rehabilitation and other support services
Any mobility aids or other assistive technology you’ll need
Adaptations to your home (or moving to a new home if where you are currently isn’t suitable).
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Can You Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
Most of the spinal cord injury claims we handle are on a
no win no fee basis. This means you don't need to worry about paying anything upfront and you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful*.
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Why Choose Our Spinal Cord Injury Solicitors?
If you choose us for your spinal cord injury claim, we’ll put you at the heart of everything we do. We’ll work tirelessly to get you the compensation you need and the care you deserve.
Our immediate focus will be on trying to get you an interim compensation payment.
Depending on your needs, you may also get one of our Client Liaison Managers assigned to you. Our Client Liaison Managers are here to help make your life easier. They can help you with:
Accessing state benefits
Identifying services and things you might need
Handling problems and concerns you might have
Making sure you’re getting the best support available to you.
We have more spinal cord injury specialists accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) than any other law firm. The independent legal guides, Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, also rate us as being one of the top firms in the country for serious injury claims.
We’re trusted legal partners of the Spinal Injuries Association and the Back-Up Trust. We also have strong links with many other charities and support organisations that we can put you in touch with.
Our spinal cord injury solicitors are friendly, and will keep you fully informed at all stages of your claim. With your
claim likely to last a few years, our solicitors will be there whenever you need us. Many of our spinal cord injury clients and solicitors form such a close bond, that they become lifelong friends. This all underlines the level of service we provide.
Once your claim has settled and you have your compensation, we can put you in touch with our wealth management team. These are specialists in investing your compensation so that it lasts a lifetime.
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Can We Take Over From Your Current Solicitor?
When you’re making a compensation claim for a life changing injury, it’s so important to use a specialist solicitor. If you’re unsure or unhappy with the service you’re getting, then you’re free to get a second opinion.
Our specialist spinal cord injury solicitors have the experience to get you the compensation you’re entitled to. We have a network of experts to support your legal claim and your rehabilitation.
We offer a free consultation about your spinal cord injury claim where we can review how your case is being handled, and the amount of compensation being claimed. If you then want us to take over your claim, then the process is very simple – we’ll speak to your current solicitor on your behalf.
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0800 056 4110 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation, where we can discuss your claim and how we could help.
Client liaison managers to help with your care needs
Court of Protection and Asset Management teams
No Win No Fee claims*
Proven track record with complex serious injury cases
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