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Spinal cord injury claims

Spinal injury and spinal cord injury

In order to succeed in a claim for compensation if you have suffered an accident, you have to prove on the balance of probabilities what happened, that it happened as a result of negligence or breach of a statutory duty, and that your injuries and losses have occurred as a result.

Unfortunately, in a very small proportion of cases, the injuries are catastrophic, involving serious spinal or spinal cord injury.

In these cases it is essential that the investigation of the claim covers every aspect of the case.

Widow receives medical negligence compensation after husband’s fatal discectomy surgery

Our specialist medical negligence lawyers recently acted for the widow of a man who tragically passed away during a discectomy - an operation on the spine to relieve pressure on the spinal cord.

The insurers for the defendant refused to negotiate an acceptable settlement and we were forced to issue court proceedings. However, we continued to negotiate and fight for the just compensation for our client’s loss and, before the trial date, were able to secure a substantial sum in medical negligence compensation.

Whilst this in no way compensates for the loss of her husband, it will ensure our client does not have the additional financial worry of a future without her partner.
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Clear Answers specialist lawyers have decades of experience in how to do this. They are used to liaising with the family, understand the importance of establishing the evidence as quickly as possible to prove the case, and have a network of experts who can assist with the preparation of evidence not just in relation to the injuries and actual losses, but also in respect of all the future requirements. This may include rehabilitation, nursing care, housing requirements, aids and equipment, transport, and so on.

They will prepare calculations to enable interim payments on account of damages to be obtained, so that the injury victim can be made as comfortable as possible.

They will carry out home and hospital visits as required. Clear Answers specialist lawyers bring a team approach to dealing with spinal or spinal cord injury cases. A senior partner will be in charge of the case and carry out all the important decisions, but other members of the team will carry out other work to ensure speed and efficiency. More than anything, they bring an approach which puts the victim's well being and interests at the centre of their action.

Since 1994, when we achieved a £3.4 million compensation award for a road traffic accident victim (the highest award ever at that time), we have settled many serious injury cases, achieving awards from one hundred thousand pounds to multi-million pound settlements..

If a member of your family has suffered serious spinal or spinal cord injuries, bear in mind that it is important to obtain prompt specialist advice.

Compensation Claims

Have you or a member of your family suffered a spinal or spinal cord injury as a result of medical negligence? For more information about our service or for advice about whether we can assist you with a medical negligence compensation claim contact us today on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms. One of our representatives will contact you (without obligation) to discuss the matter further within 24 hours (48 hours at weekends).

Strict time limits apply for making a personal injury compensation claim, so please seek expert legal advice as soon as you think you may have a valid claim for compensation.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

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