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Back or spinal injuries compensation lawyers near to cardiff

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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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Nicola qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and has experience in working in personal injury law for 14 years. She is originally from South Wales and after attending the University of Wolverhampton and Nottingham Law School returned to Cardiff to be close to... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Neil Davies of ADMIRAL LAW in Cardiff
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mrs Sian Warren of HUGH JAMES in Cardiff
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a consultant in the Neurolaw Team at Hugh James, solicitors in Cardiff. I have always undertaken personal injury work and I have considerable experience of dealing with both claimant and defendant work. In 2001, I... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
An experienced Claimant PI Lawyer with over 30 years of PI claims experience. I have worked throughout my career for Claimant PI firms dealing wiith all manner of claims from RTA, EL, PL, OL, Clinical Negligence and Disease claims. I currently... Read more
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Personal injury - Fellow
APIL Fellow Cenric Clement-Evans is a solicitor at NewLaw Cardiff specialising in workplace injuries, with his work including accidents at work and asbestos injuries. Cenric was  a member of APIL’s executive committee from 2008 until... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I work within the spinal injuries team in New Law and deal predominantly with catastrophic injuries such as spinal injuries and amputations providing support to individuals who have suffered these life changing injuries. I recently acted on... Read more
Clinical negligence lawyer
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Head of  Medical /clinical negligence at NewLaw Cardiff and Brsitol acting exclusively for claimants and their families affected by medical negligence. Member of the Law Society accredited Clin negligence scheme. Member of the Headway... Read more
Mr Iain Scott of HUGH JAMES in Cardiff
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Personal injury - Fellow
Iain Scott is a Partner at Hugh James solicitors Cardiff. A Fellow of APIL he has in excess of 20 years experience in representing injured clients.He undertakes a broad range of high value claims including fatal accidents, accidents at work, asbestos... Read more

Broaden my search: Newport, Gwent (2), Swansea (4), Bristol (10), Taunton (5), Hereford (1), Gloucester (5), Bath (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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