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Spinal Injury Claims

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
Rhiannon Daniel
Senior Associate – Part of the Spinal Injury Team
Charlotte Jose
Senior Solicitor – Part of the Spinal Injury Team
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Our Insights

BBK Manifesto for Injured People – in discussion with Jonathan Wheeler

In this episode, Lucy Wakeley, from our Public Affairs team speaks to, Jonathan Wheeler, our Managing Partner at BBK. They discuss the launch of the Bolt Burdon…

By Jonathan Wheeler
Growing with a Spinal Cord Injury: A webinar series

Engaging with physical activity – a young SCI person’s perspective Engaging with physical activity for a young SCI individual can be daunting, However, the aim…

By Rhiannon Daniel
BBK Manifesto: Making courtrooms more accessible and safe

In 2020 we conducted research into the accessibility of Britian’s civil and criminal courthouses and the results were shaming. In our research we used 11…

By Jonathan Wheeler
BBK Manifesto: Provide funding for the National Suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) Pathway

Hospitals are failing to implement a vital clinical protocol to diagnose and treat patients with the spinal emergency condition Cauda Equina Syndrome due to a…

By Victoria Oliver
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