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Back or spinal injuries compensation lawyers near to bristol

Back or spinal injuries

Many people living with back and spinal injuries suffer a loss of independence. Financial compensation can go a long way to towards improving an injured person’s quality of life. If you have suffered a back or spinal injury that was in some part due to someone else’s negligence you may be entitled to compensation to cover pain, suffering, loss of income and future costs related to your injury. Only specialist back and spinal injury lawyers are listed on this page.

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James leads the Serious Injuries Team at Irwin Mitchell's Bristol office. He specialises in representing children, teenagers and adults who have suffered brain and/or spinal cord injuries, amputations or multiple trauma. James has... Read more
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I specialise in personal injury law and work in the Serious Injury team at Irwin Mitchell, representing people who have sustained life changing injuries in accidents. I act for people who have suffered serious orthopaedic injuries as well as... Read more
Mr Jonathan Peacock of VEALE WASBROUGH VIZARDS LLP in Bristol
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Jonathan is a Partner in the highly regarded Augustines Injury Law team at VWV LLP. He has over 20 years experience of running complex, high value, personal injury litigation. Jonathan specialises in brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputee... Read more
Mr John Messham of ROBERT TARREN SOLICITORS in Bristol
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I work at Augustines Injury Law in Bristol. I have been a Personal Injury Solicitor for 15 years. I can deal with all types of personal injury cases.   I have a lot of experience of dealing with accident at work and industiral disease... Read more
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I am a Senior Associate with Augustines Injury Law with over thirty years experience of handling all types of personal injury claims. I have particular interest in industrial disease claims such as asbestos related illness and asthma... Read more
Mr Nicholas Seymour of THOMPSONS SOLICITORS LLP in Bristol
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Nick Seymour is the South West Personal Injury Coordinator for Thompsons Solicitors, the largest Trade Union law firm in the UK. Nick has many years experience in successfully concluding personal injury and accident compensation claims. As a team... Read more
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Alison Underhill has over 25 years experiance of seeking compensation on behalf of those who have been injured in accidents or as a result of negligent medical treatment. She has been a Member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel since 1994... Read more
Miss Samantha Brown of DAS LAW LTD in Bristol
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Broaden my search: Bath (1), Gloucester (5), Taunton (5), Newport, Gwent (2), Swindon (3), Cardiff (12), Hereford (1), Salisbury (1)

All firms will probably provide the first half hour of your consultation free of charge, either by telephone or in person.

 

Types of back and spinal injuries.

Minor back injuries generally show no visible signs but can be very painful, leading to time away from work and much pain and suffering.

Serious back injuries can occur anywhere, for example whilst at work, out on the road or from tripping on uneven pavement slabs. These types of injuries can be debilitating and often lead to much pain and suffering. Many people suffering back injuries have to take time off work to recover and this can lead to a loss of income and subsequent financial troubles. Rehabilitation following a back injury can vastly improve a person’s life, this can be expensive and therefore a specialist lawyer is essential to help you get sufficient compensation for your suffering.

Spinal injuries have a big impact on people because they are so distressing and have long term implications. Spinal injuries can occur as a result of road accidents, clinical negligence, sporting accidents and accidents at work, in many cases being in some part due to some else’s negligence. Spinal injuries tend to lead to higher levels of compensation than other types of injury as many injuries result in some form of paralysis which will have a serious impact on quality of life.

Many people are unable to continue in their profession and should therefore be compensated for their loss of earnings. They will also usually require modifications to their accommodation and living areas. Many often need new accommodation specially built to their needs and specialist equipment to improve their mobility.

For anyone with a serious back or spinal injury, early rehabilitation is essential. Your specialist lawyer will be able to find the most suitable rehabilitation centre for you to help get your life back on track as soon as possible.

Other costs such as the cost of life-long care need to be taken into account when making a claim for compensation. It is imperative that your specialist lawyer ensures that you receive sufficient compensation to restore your life to what it was as much as they possibly can. Your specialist lawyer will also provide for your long-term future, including loss of your pension from work.

Causes of back/spinal injuries

  • Road traffic accidents - whiplash might be the most common injury, but much more severe injuries can result from serious accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Lifting or moving heavy objects - most common in the workplace where inadequate training or lack of a risk assessment can result in injury
  • Slips, trips and falls - caused by wet, slippery and uneven surfaces
  • Faulty products - such as ladders and chairs which can break leading to a fall

It is strongly recommended that you should consult with two or three accredited injury lawyers before making a decision on who to instruct.

Specialist accreditation

APIL provides accreditation for lawyers who practice in personal injury law, and who specialise in particular fields, including spinal cord injury.

Specialist accreditation shows that an APIL accredited spinal cord injury lawyer has achieved a very high standard of expertise and competence and actually specialises in this area of the law.

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"Extremely impressed with Andrew James of Hodge, Jones and Allen - his knowledge is encyclopaedic, his experience extensive and his helpful manner delightful."