Paralysis and Spinal Injury Claims

Paralysis and Spinal Injury Claims

Serious spinal injuries and paralysis impact not only on the person injured but also on their family, and will affect all areas of their day-to-day lives, including their capacity to work and finances. They will require significant rehabilitation and their ability to work immediately after the accident and in the future is often compromised by the effects of the spinal injury.   

If you have suffered a spinal injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation, not only for the injury itself but also the cost of rehabilitation and lost earnings now and in the future.  

Paralysis injuries

There are different degrees and severity of paralysis, with often wide-ranging effects in each individual case.  

What is paralysis?

Paralysis is the loss of or ability to move and sometimes to feel anything in part or most of your body typically as a result of illness, poison, or injury, and can be permanent or temporary.  It can affect your mobility in your fingers, arms, legs or toes and further damage to the spine can also result in loss of movement or paraplegia. 

Injuries resulting in paralysis tend to be caused by major accidents, such as a serious road traffic accident, a fall from height or being crushed.  Paralysis can also be caused by a spinal cord injury.

Types of paralysis

Paralysis can be either localized, meaning it affects a specific part of the body such as a foot or an arm, or it can be generalised, affecting larger areas of the body.

Common medical terms you may hear relating to paralysis include:

  • Monoplegia where one limb is paralysed
  • Hemiplegia where both an arm and a leg on the same side of the body are paralysed
  • Paraplegia where both legs are paralysed, and sometimes the pelvis and other parts of the lower body
  • Tetraplegia or quadriplegia where both arms and legs are paralysed

How can Thorntons help?

Our expert, helpful team are recognised as a leading firm of Personal Injury Solicitors in Scotland by Chambers Legal Directory.  We will investigate your spinal injury compensation claim and guide you through each stage of the legal process, always keeping you informed about the progress of your claim.

Thorntons spinal injury lawyers have many years’ experience in dealing with the complex and challenging issues that face people suffering from injuries resulting in paralysis. We recognise that a spinal injury impacts on the individual in every aspect of their day-to-day lives but can also have significant impact on their families too.

We work with medical experts and other professionals to allow us to build the strongest possible case on your behalf and secure the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. This can cover not only the injury itself but also the cost of rehabilitation, current and future lost earnings, adaptations to the home, and the cost of future care. 

Generally, a personal injury claim must be made within three years of the accident, or if it is a child who is injured then the claim must be made within three years of their sixteenth birthday.

We offer a straightforward no win no fee arrangement in most cases to minimise the financial risk to you. 

You can start your claim today by calling us free on 0800 731 8434 or complete our enquiry form. We will talk through your situation, answer any questions you may have and advise you if you can make a personal injury compensation claim. Our discussion will be confidential and you are under no obligation to make a claim. You can also take a look at our Claims Calculator to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to.

Useful Information

Some of our other clients found the following information helped them understand the claims process better.

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