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Back or spinal injuries compensation lawyers

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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Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Ed has spent the last 30 years as a personal injury lawyer.  Specialising in injuries of maximum severity he is an APIL Accredited Brain Injury Specialist and also an Accredited Spinal Injury Specialist.  In addition, he has a strong reputation... Read more
Miss Rachael Aram of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Sheffield
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
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
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
Mr Stephen Nye of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Birmingham
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
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... Read more
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Warren has been co-ordinator to the APIL spinal cord injury special interest group since 2000. He is an APIL fellow. He is a partner and catastrophic injuries lawyer at Penningtons Manches LLP, in London, where he handles a broad range of catastrophic... Read more
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Accidents aborad lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
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
Mr Colin Ettinger of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in London
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
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... Read more
Mrs Claire Howard of IRWIN MITCHELL LLP in Southampton
Brain injury lawyer
Spinal cord injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
 I am head of the Serious Injury Team in Irwin Mitchell's Southampton Office.  A Team which the Legal 500 UK law directory awarded the national acalade of Best Regional Team in the Insurance category of 2015.  The team acts for... Read more
Mr Steve Hill of SLATER + GORDON (UK) LLP in Manchester
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator

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

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