There’s no doubt that an accident that has left you paralyzed, is significant and life changing. According to the statistics, around 2,500 people a year have to deal with some level of paralysis after an accident or illness and the team at Accident have the experience support you if you need to make a claim for compensation.
More than 50,000 people in the UK are currently coping with a spinal cord injury that has affected their mobility in some way. If you have suffered an accident and it has left you paralysed, probably the last thing you are thinking about is taking legal action.
Personal injury claims where someone has suffered from life-changing paralysis can provide support for a variety of things including making important changes to the home so that individuals can live more independently.
What is Paralysis?
Paralysis can be caused by a head or spinal injury following an accident. These conditions often refer to people who are either tetraplegic, with little or no movement below the neck, or paraplegic, where the lower half of their body is affected.
You may be suffering from paralysis following an injury at work where your employer failed to put the correct processes in place. This can happen in high-risk employment areas like construction where people are put at risk because of the location they are working in or the type of equipment they are using.
Accidents can happen anywhere, of course. Spinal injuries can just as easily be caused by slips and falls as well as car accidents and the long-term effects can be devastating. We’ve also seen paralysis that has happed during medical procedures, accidents in the workplace or simply going about your everyday life until an accident happens.
What Can I Claim For?
Compensation for personal injury can help in a variety of ways. For instance, it allows you to replace income lost because you are no longer able to do your job. It can provide money for adapting your home so you can live independently. It can be used to provide treatment and rehabilitation and even compensate you for the impact on your mental health.
As a personal injury solicitor, we can make sure you get the compensation that you need to support you following paralysis. Our initial consultation is free which means you can sit down with one of our legal team and work through the circumstances of your claim. That should give you a clear idea of what you should do next.
If you intend to take out a claim against the party who is responsible for your injury, you can also take advantage our competitive no win no fee arrangement. What this means is that our team will take on your claim and any associated costs and we only charge our fees if the claim is successful.
Many people would not be able to consider claiming those responsible for their injury if this type of legal service was not available. If you have suffered from an accident that has left you paralysed, it’s important to contact a qualified and experienced legal team to consider your options.
Contact us today to find out more.