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Spinal Cord Injury Compensation Claims

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No win, no fee spinal injury compensation claims

No win, no fee

Be represented by a highly-experienced spinal cord injury lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful

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Spinal injuries

Spinal injuries

Spinal injuries have a huge impact not only on the lives of those directly affected but also those closest to them, so it is vital to have a network of specialist support to ensure the best possible future.

Our team of spinal injury compensation solicitors have represented many people left highly dependent on others for care and support, and our lawyers specialise in ensuring families get the advice and support they need.

Whilst our spinal injury solicitors always seek to secure the maximum compensation possible, they also offer support and assistance with regards to adapting to life after a spine injury, helping people take the first steps back towards independence.

Read how our team provided a full package of rehabilitation support to Svilen Mihov, who suffered a serious spinal injury in a road traffic accident.

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Specialist spinal cord injury solicitors

Specialist spinal cord injury solicitors

Not only do we focus on securing the highest possible damages settlement, we also use our excellent relationships with medical advisers, care providers, financial advisers and rehabilitation experts to pull together the very best network of support for those we represent.

Our support includes:

  • Free initial consultation – in your home, a hospital, or any place where you feel comfortable, to discuss your situation.
  • Immediate practical help – such as speaking to employers, lenders and insurers on your behalf and accessing means and non means tested benefits.
  • Pursuing interim payments – we seek early interim payments from insurers to provide the support and treatment required, and to fund any required home adaptations.
  • Buddy / charity support – we can introduce clients to ‘buddies’ – others who have suffered similar injuries and experienced the ‘journey’ to recovery – or charities which can provide vital support.
  • Long-term help – Access to investment advice after settlement to make sure compensation supports not only clients’ immediate needs but also over the years ahead.
  • Independent medical examinations – by experts to advise us on the impact of the spinal cord injury, and treatments needed to make the best possible return to independent living.
  • Rehabilitation – arranging ongoing treatment, spinal physiotherapy and mental health support.
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Who can make a spinal cord injury claim?

Who can make a spinal cord injury claim?

Anyone who suffers a spinal cord injury either as a result of an accident which wasn’t their fault, or due to negligent medical care, may be able to make a spinal injury compensation claim.

Claims can be made by the individual themselves, or on behalf of someone else – such as a child. We have experience handling claims following a variety of incidents, including:-

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How to make a spinal injury claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in seven easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2

Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Rehabilitation

We will arrange an Immediate Needs Assessment and invite your opponent’s insurers to fund any treatment or further support that you require and obtain funding for aids and specialist equipment.

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Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

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Step 5

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will instruct a team of independent medical and non medical experts to deal with the injury sustained and past and future needs.

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Step 6

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a detailed schedule of loss will set out details of past and future losses based on the impact the spinal cord injury has had.

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Step 7

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Professional, experienced and knowledgeable. Set out my options for me and took the time to explain them clearly.
5 Stars
Chris
Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
5 Stars
Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
4 Stars
S C Williams
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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FAQs

FAQs

What types of spinal injuries are there?

A spinal cord injury can be a result of a clinical emergency, a progressive disorder, a chronic condition, as a result of an accident or, in some cases, medical negligence. The severity of a spinal cord injury depends on a variety of factors.

A ‘complete’ spinal cord injury is where the damage sustained impacts the entire width, resulting in no functionality, muscle sensation, or control.

An ‘incomplete’ spinal cord injury does not spread across the whole spinal cord and therefore leaves an element of function intact. Sometimes, this will result in one side of the body being more affected than the other.

Specific types of injuries include:

  • Broken neck.
  • Fractured neck.
  • Broken vertebrae.
  • Cervical vertebrae.
  • Thoracic vertebrae.
  • Lumbar vertebrae.

How long after a spinal injury can I make a claim?

As with all personal injury claims made in the United Kingdom, there is a standard time limit of three years during which a claim for compensation must be made.

If court proceedings are not commenced within three years, the case is likely to become as time-barred meaning it cannot continue and the right to recover any compensation will be lost.

Even if your spinal cord injury happened over three years ago, still do get in touch. There are some limited exceptions to this rule and our expert spinal lawyers may still be able to help based on your individual circumstances.

How much compensation can I expect?

Compensation for spinal injury claims varies according to each individual case.

Due to the serious nature of the injury, many factors will need to be taken into account when assessing a spinal cord injury case and the financial, physical and psychological support required.

We not only consider the needs of the injured individual themselves, but also their family, should they need to provide care and support.

Needs at home, loss of earnings, and future care requirements will also be considered.

We understand you may already be facing the extra worry of financial loss, which is why we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your options.

However, the final settlement amount awarded is usually significantly higher than an average personal injury claim due to the life changing impact of the injury sustained.

There are a variety of factors that can affect your spinal cord injury compensation amount, including:

  • The severity of your injuries and pain suffered.
  • The impact of psychological damage.
  • Past loss of earnings and any future loss of earnings.
  • Costs of future professional care.
  • Costs of any home adaptations / equipment required.
  • Medical expenses such as for private treatment or counselling.
  • Past and future travel expenses.

How will Hudgells help me make a spinal cord compensation claim?

When you put your faith in Hudgell Solicitors you can be assured that your spinal injury compensation claim will be handled by an experienced team of specialists with expert knowledge of dealing with specialist injury claims.

Our expert solicitors are highly-experienced in supporting families through traumatic times, ensuring our legal expertise is provided in an understanding and sympathetic manner.

Once you get in touch, we’ll arrange a free, confidential chat to discover more about the circumstances of how the accident happened, the severity of injury and the impact it has had on everyday life.

If your case is taken on, at no cost to you, we will instruct professionals to provide assessments as to the physical, emotional, and psychological impact the spinal injury has had, gathering any supporting evidence to support the claim.

We offer our clients full access to independent medical experts as well as other help, advice and support networks that we have established.

We also always seek to reach a settlement without the need for going to court, and achieve this in the vast majority of our cases either before and after the issue of formal court proceedings.

The first step is to get in touch using our online claim form.

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Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

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