Spinal Injury Compensation Claims
If you have been involved in an accident then you may be able to put in a compensation claim for any injuries that you have received. The amount that you are able to claim will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the seriousness of the injury, medical costs, psychological issues, as well as the impact it has had on your day-to-day living.
An injury lawyer will be able to create a legal case in order to claim the maximum amount of compensation available for the type of injury that you have sustained. Injury claim amounts have been set out by the Judicial Studies Board (JSB). They provide set guidelines as to how much compensation individuals can claim for specific types of injuries.
Read on to find out how much compensation you may be able to claim for a spinal injury.
What are the Different Types of Back Injuries?
Back injuries fall into three different categories; very serious, serious and moderate. A back injury that is ‘very serious’ refers to any injury that requires surgery and that has caused severe damage to the spinal cord. These types of injuries often have serious consequences such as partial or full paralysis, loss of bladder function and long-term psychological issues. If you have a serious back injury, you could claim between £29,450 to £122,300 in compensation.
Spinal injuries that are classed as ‘serious’ refer to back injuries that have left you in moderate pain or discomfort. This type of injury often includes ligament injuries that cannot be fixed by surgery. If you have a serious back injury, you may be entitled to claim between £9450-£29,500 in compensation.
‘Moderate’ back injuries include less serious problems such as tissue damage. If you have moderate back injuries, you could be able to claim between £300 and £9450 depending on the severity of the injuries.
What about Neck Injuries as well?
If the accident has caused damage to the spinal cord in the neck, then you can also claim additional compensation for those injuries. Neck injuries range from ‘moderate’ to ‘very serious’. ‘Very serious’ neck injuries are those which seriously affect day-to-day movement, and may have resulted in partial or full paralysis. If you have a ‘serious’ neck injury, you could be entitled to claim between £34,570-£112,800 in compensation. If you have a ‘moderate’ neck injury, you may be entitled to claim between £300 and £9450.
What about Legal Fees?
If you have been involved in an accident, it is important to enlist the help of an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible. They will have the tools and expertise to put together a case and claim you the highest amount of compensation possible for your injuries. One of the best ways to go about claiming compensation is to choose an individual or team who offer a ‘no win no fee’ claim service.
This means that you will not have to pay any upfront legal fees, and you will not need to pay anything should your case not be successful in court. A ‘no win no fee’ claim means that you’ll never be out of pocket, plus your lawyer will do everything to ensure a successful case in order to claim you the compensation that you deserve. It is important that you store all documentation relating to the accident, including medical costs and days off work so that you can show them to your lawyer.
You should also enlist the help of a lawyer as soon as possible, in order to have the best chances of a successful case and claim the compensation that you deserve.