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How to classify your spinal injury claim

One of the first things your lawyer will do when they begin work on your spinal injury compensation claim is determine how you were injured in the first place.

Spinal injuries that you may seek compensation for typically fall under two categories: spinal injuries that occur (or worsen) due to negligence during medical treatment and spinal injuries that occur due to accidents. You may find it helpful to learn about the distinction between the two as it may help you better understand the spinal injury compensation claims process. We cover the two circumstances in detail below.

If you think you may have a spinal injury compensation claim, contact us today.
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Spinal injuries caused by medical treatment

We can help bring a spinal injury claim for both adults and children if you experienced a spinal injury due to negligent medical treatment, or an existing injury is made worse due to negligent treatment. This could include:

  • Sub-standard surgical treatment resulting in paralysis or a spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis after scoliosis surgery
  • Delay in diagnosis or failure to diagnose medical conditions, for example or cauda equina syndrome
  • Missed fractures of the neck and back
  • Errors when handling patients with neck and back fractures
  • Failure to obtain informed consent
  • Provision of inadequate advice and information about a treatment or procedure
  • Failure to properly treat secondary complications such as .

Our specialist solicitors are experienced in succeeding with these often-complex claims and are sensitive to your particular concerns.

Spinal injuries caused due to an accident

We can help bring a spinal injury claim if you or your child sustained a spinal injury due to an accident. Some examples of accidents that we can bring a spinal injury compensation claim for include:

  • Road traffic collisions
  • Cycling accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents and injuries at work
  • Accidents and injuries in public places

Spinal injury claims of this nature are often complex. Our specialist solicitors have years of experience succeeding with these claims and take care to accommodate any particular concerns you want addressing.

£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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