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A serious back or spinal injury can have a truly life-changing impact. Even when damage to your spinal cord is less severe, it still has the potential to cause long-term issues or difficulties. Coming to terms with what that now means for you and your loved ones can be hard enough. But what if it was because of an accident or medical negligence where someone else was at fault?

At Bolt Burdon Kemp, the solicitors in our spinal injury claims team only represent clients in complex spinal cases. No matter the cause, we are here for you – whether you have a claim for an initial injury or a secondary complication. And our team will work hard to help you get the compensation you need to receive the care and support to rebuild your life after suffering a spinal injury.

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What is a Spinal Injury?

A spinal cord injury can be caused by a trauma, such as an accident or medical mistake, or as a result of infection or disease. The damage to the spinal cord disrupts communication between the brain and the body.  When this happens it can result in a total or partial loss of movement and sensation below the point where the spinal cord has been damaged. As well as the loss of movement and sensation a spinal cord injury can cause a loss of bladder and bowel control, changes in sexual function, extreme pain, and problems with regulating your breathing or blood pressure. Find out more about the effects of a spinal cord injury here.

What are the most common causes of spinal injuries?

A spinal cord injury can happen in many different situations. It could be the result of a traumatic incident – such as an accident. Or medical negligence may be responsible – whether that is an incorrect diagnosis or delayed diagnosis of what’s happening to you. In some cases, it can even be due to an infection or disease. The important thing to remember is that, when your injury is the fault of someone else, you could be able to make a spinal injury compensation claim.

Our team of specialist spinal injury solicitors have experience of supporting people who suffered as the result of road traffic accidents, accidents at work or trips and slips. But our knowledge is not limited to these situations. We can help no matter the cause of your accident. Why not read more about the ways you can be injured – and if you may have a spinal cord injury claim.

Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp?

Spinal injury specialists

Our firm have more than 35 years’ experience working on spinal injury claims where someone else was at fault – whether it’s for an initial injury or a secondary complication.

No Win, No Fee

If your spinal injury claim is not successful, you may not have to pay any legal fees. This is because we could take your case on what is known as a “no win, no fee” basis.

Rehabilitation & support services

We work with various partners to give our clients access to the best rehabilitation and support services as soon as possible to maximise their recovery. We are the Spinal Injuries Association’s Trusted Legal Partner in South East England too.

Full England & Wales coverage

We can represent clients who have suffered a spinal injury in England or Wales. We will come and see you – no matter where you are in the country. Not only that, but we can also visit you at home or in hospital if that is more convenient to you.

Highly recommended

Our work is praised by both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. In the case of the latter, our solicitors are recognised for our “absolutely outstanding offering” and “sizable team separated into sub-divisions, which focus on specialised areas” – such as spinal injury claims and other serious injuries.

Our Charity Partners

£10 million for 21 year old left paralysed after road traffic accident

Our client was a rear seat passenger in a vehicle where the driver fell asleep at the wheel and the car was involved in an accident. Our client sustained a complete spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia.

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Meet our Spinal Injury Team

Alex Dabek
Senior Associate – Part of the Spinal Injury Team
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Senior Associate – Part of the Spinal Injury Team
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Senior Associate – Part of the Spinal Injury Team
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