Association of Personal Injury Lawyers logo
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Back or spinal injuries compensation lawyers near to leeds

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.

Sub-category (optional):

Only show injury lawyers near to me

Postcode or town

Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Partner in the Personal Injury Department at Stewarts Law. I specialise in brain and spinal cord injury claims. I supervise a team of lawyers handling catastrophic injury claims on behalf of injured people. I have personally handled a... Read more
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Sarah Coles is a Partner at Irwin Mitchell.   She specialises in Medical Negligence law with a particular interest in cerebral palsy cases, child brain injury work and amputation cases.  Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am an Associate Solicitor specialising in clinical negligence claims, based in the Leeds office of Irwin Mitchell solicitors. I have specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 2007 and APIL has accredited me with Senior... Read more
Mr James Thompson of ISON HARRISON SOLICITORS in Leeds
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
James is the head of department at Ison Harrison Solicitors and deals with cases for both adults and children.  He specialises in catastrophic injuries including: cerebral and Erb's palsy; and amputation cases.  He is the... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Iain Oliver of ISON HARRISON SOLICITORS in Ilkley
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I specialise in personal injury and clinical negligence cases at Leeds-based law firm Ison Harrison. Working from their Ilkley branch, I have over 20 years’ experience handling complex PI cases and have successfully settled several claims worth in... Read more
Ms Marion Voss of THOMPSONS SOLICITORS LLP in Leeds
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Mr Paul McClorry of HUDGELL SOLICITORS in Leeds
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a serious injury lawyer for one of the leading personal injury law firms in the country. I advise and represent clients who have sustained serious injuries (mainly brain injury and spinal injury). I deal with highly complex cases valued between... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Partner in the Leeds serious injury team of Irwin Mitchell LLP and head the highly regarded Leeds neuro team. Myself and my team  specialise in high-value and complex adult and paediatric brain and  spinal injury claims. Having... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Partner in the Personal Injury Department and Head of the Leeds office at Stewarts, the UK's leading catastrophic injury law firm. I specialise in cases involving catastrophic spinal cord and brain injuries. I have a particular interest in claims... Read more
Mr Mike Massen of COHEN CRAMER in Leeds
Personal injury - Fellow
Mike Massen has been a practicing solicitor for over 20 years and has dealt with personal injury matters throughout his career. He has particular expertise in needlestick claims as well as acting for the victims of rape and sexual assault in relation to... Read more
Mr Samuel McFadyen of HUDGELL SOLICITORS in Leeds
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Senior Associate in the Personal Injury Department at Stewarts Law. I act for claimants only in cases involving catastrophic injuries. I am experienced in all aspects of personal injury law. I have pursued claims caused by road traffic accident,... Read more
Mr Nick Stojanovic of HUDGELL SOLICITORS in Leeds
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a personal injury specialist dealing with all areas of law and specialising predominently in medical negligence.   I have worked in the industry for 15 years and have had the benefit of working on both sides of the fence as a claimant... Read more
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator

Broaden my search: Wakefield (2), York (3), Huddersfield (4), Doncaster (9), Halifax (1), Sheffield (21), Blackburn (7)

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.

Spinal cord injury lawyer

"Very happy with the service provided by the firm, especially by the lawyer themselves"