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Spinal injuries

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.

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Personal injury - Fellow
Rachael is a partner in the Serious Injury team at Irwin Mitchell LLP's Head Office in Sheffield.  She manages a team of serious injury lawyers and specialises in assisting clients who have sustained adult brain injury... Read more
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
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Personal injury - Senior Fellow
Colin Ettinger started practice in personal injury cases in May 1976 when he was articled to Robin Thompson & Partners. He was made a partner there in 1980 and became part of their senior management team. In 1995 he left with two colleagues to set up... Read more
Brain injury lawyer
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Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Partner at the Birmingham office of Irwin Mitchell. Heads the serious injury team , dealing with head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple orthopaedic trauma, amputations and other serious injuries. The team handles cases arising from road... Read more
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Personal injury - Fellow
Julian specialises in international personal injury litigation, severe brain injury, spinal cord, amputee and fatal accident claims. He is ranked Band One in both Travel law and Personal Injury in Chambers 2013 which comments that "Julian Chamberlayne... Read more

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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 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 spinal injuries

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Sporting accident
  • 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

Claim compensation for a spinal injury

Many people living with 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 spinal injury as a result of someone else’s negligence you have the right to seek compensation. Only specialist spinal injury lawyers are listed on this page.

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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