A spinal or serious back injury is most often caused by damage to the muscles of the back or to the spinal cord itself. In either case, a person is likely to be incapacitated for the duration of the injury and may require therapy or mobility aids during recovery. In more severe cases of spinal injury, partial or complete paralysis may result, putting the person in a position of needing long-term care.
Back and spinal injuries can differ in nature and degree, from muscular sprains and strains to permanent loss of mobility.
Back injuries of a muscular nature can happen during road accidents, falls or other mishaps. They are usually the result of violent motion causing the muscles and ligaments to extend unnaturally. Symptoms include aches and pain, loss of mobility and spasms, with rehabilitation treatment ranging from heat or ice packs to massage and physiotherapy.
Spinal injuries are the result of injury to the vertebrae (backbone) or spinal cord itself, and the effects can be more devastating. These include loss of sensation and movement, and in more serious cases loss of bladder or bowel control, severe pain and even impaired breathing. These injuries require long-term therapy and surgery.
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The effects of these injuries can be wide-ranging, but the impact to your life will often be devastating, from long-term rehabilitation, to modification to your lifestyle, and even lost wages.
We can arrange interim payments for you to help cover your treatment, pay for any adaptations you need to for your car and home, and also help you financially with your everyday expenses. These payments will allow you piece your life back together and start thinking about compensation.
At Romain Coleman of London, we have a lot of experience in securing claims from automobile accidents and other mishaps. Our solicitors know how traumatic a debilitating spinal injury condition can be, and we will take you through the steps to making a compensation claim with minimal legal jargon. We want you to be fully informed of your options, so you can make the right choices.
We will also advise you on your funding options, so you can focus on your claim and your injury without having to worry about costly legal fees.
If you wish to speak to one of our personal injury solicitors about your spinal or serious back injury claim, call us today at 0800 056 0346, or 0208 520 4555 if you’re on a mobile.
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