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Spinal Injury Claims

The solicitors in our spinal injury claims team represent clients in complex cases arising from accidents or medical negligence, whether for an initial injury or a secondary complication such as pressure sore management.

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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.

Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp?

Spinal injury specialists

Our team have over 30 years of experience working on spinal injury cases caused by accident or medical negligence, or those who experience secondary complications.

No Win, No Fee

If your spinal injury claim is not successful, you may not have to pay any legal fees under a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, as long as you keep to the terms of the agreement.

Rehabilitation & support services

We work with various partner organisations to provide our clients with access to the best rehabilitation and support services at the earliest possible opportunity to maximise their recovery. We are the Spinal Injuries Association’s Trusted Legal Partner in the South-East.

Coverage in England & Wales

We represent clients who have been injured in England and Wales. We can come and see you wherever you are in the country, and we can visit you at home or in hospital if that is more convenient to you.

Highly recommended

The Legal 500 2019 guide says that we: “attract praise for ‘going the extra mile’ and being ‘consistently client focused’ and that the spinal injury team… regularly acts for those who, having a primary injury, then suffer a secondary complication.

£5.3m for 15 year old left paralysed following negligent scoliosis surgery

Our client, at age 15, sustained a spinal cord injury leaving her tetraplegic at C6/C7. This occurred following scoliosis surgery to correct the curvature of her spine. Unfortunately medics failed to give our client appropriate care during the surgery, which resulted in her becoming tetraplegic (paralysed from her neck down) over a period of 36 hours.

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Meet our Spinal Injury Team

Alex Dabek
Senior Associate – Part of the Spinal Injury Team
Tom Lax
Associate – Part of the Spinal Injury Team
Rhiannon Daniel
Associate – Part of the Spinal Injury Team
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  • After a fall in 2014, my Father went 6 months with a undetected broken neck.  Sadly he is now disabled; unable to walk, dress or wash himself.  With their Empathy, professionalism and hard work, BBK have improved my father’s quality of life.
  • Alex Dabek was fantastic, at the worst time of my life she helped me with everything, especially in my own language, that was amazing.
  • Many thanks Alex. You have been a star. Certainly made the correct choice in contacting you. Can't thank you enough.
  • Many thanks for the update and confirmation of the final details of the case. Throughout this whole process you have been amazingly supportive and understanding of how difficult Nick has found this experience. It has made a huge difference to both of us that you have been able to run…

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