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Spinal cord injuries can have life-changing consequences, affecting people’s mobility, independence, mental health and overall quality of life. Around 1200 people a year are paralysed from spinal cord injuries and around 40,000 people in the UK are living with paralysis. The effect paralysis can have on an individual is devastating, but it’s important to remember that it can also greatly impact their family and friends.

If you or a loved one has suffered from an accident, our experienced solicitors can help you with your spinal cord injury claim and get the compensation you deserve. We have been assisting clients with spinal cord injury claims for over 40 years, and have helped to rebuild people’s lives after serious spinal and spinal cord injuries.

We work closely with rehabilitation providers to make sure our clients and their families receive the best possible care and results with their spinal cord injury claims. At Accident Solicitors Direct, our expert solicitors will be available for face-to-face meetings throughout the life of the case and ensure you get the best outcome.

Can we help? For specialist and free advice, call 0800 163 622 or fill in our claim form below!

If you are in Sheffield or surrounding counties like Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Nottingham, we also offer a home visit, so you can speak directly to a professional shortly after making a claim.

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What Can Cause Spinal Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries can occur for various reasons, but they often result from traumatic events and serious accidents. Common causes include:

Depending on the type of accident you’ve suffered and the severity of it, your compensation will vary. For best legal advice, contact us to discuss your spinal injury claim and provide you with the best support and care. 


What is the time limit to make your spinal injury claim?

The general time limit to make a spinal injury claim is three years from the date when your injury occurred. This means you have three years to file your claim and seek professional advice from a spinal cord injury solicitor.

However, in some instances, the time limit can differ. For example:

  • Children

If the spinal injury victim is a child (under 18 years old), the three-year time limit does not begin until their 18th birthday. Therefore, they have until their 21st birthday to make a claim.

  • Mental capacity

If the injured person lacks the mental capacity to make a claim, the time limit may be extended. In some cases, there is no time limit.

  • Date of Knowledge

In some cases, the three-year time limit may start from the date you became aware that your injury was linked to an initial incident.


What you need to make a Spinal Injury Claim today

It can be a daunting process to make a spinal injury claim, but being well-prepared can significantly improve your chances of success. 

To get compensation for your spinal injury claim, you will need some evidence to demonstrate the severity of your injury and the circumstances in which the accident occurred. Evidence to support this could be:

  • Medical assessment
  • Accident details
  • If possible, witness statements

If you don’t have any of these documents and are unsure how to get them, contact us! We can help you with everything you require and advise you on what evidence you need to make your spinal injury claim.


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Spinal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. If a certain number of conditions are being made, you can get interim payments. These are advance payments made by the defendant’s insurance company before the final settlement of your claim. They are intended to provide financial relief for urgent needs such as medical care, rehabilitation, and living expenses.

The compensation aims to address both the immediate and long-term impacts of the injury on your life. It usually covers:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Medical expenses
  • Care and assistance
  • Loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Home adaptations and equipment
  • Travel expenses


When you work with us, we provide you with all the necessary support and assistance you need to recover and get the compensation you require. We promise to:

  • Provide a ‘No Win – No Fee’ service.
  • Give you an interest-free loan of up to £2500, if required (subject to terms & conditions).
  • Arrange an immediate needs assessment to be carried out by our rehabilitation company.
  • Provide expertise and specialised legal support
  • Secure an interim payment for you at the earliest opportunity.


With us, you are in good hands, and we promise to work tirelessly on your behalf to get your compensation. Submit your claim and work with us today!

We provide all our services on a ‘No win, no fee’ basis. This means you don’t have to pay any legal fees for your claim. If we win, we take a small percentage of your compensation as a success fee.

Yes, a spinal cord injury can qualify for disability benefits, provided it meets certain criteria. In the UK, individuals with spinal cord injuries may be eligible for various types of disability benefits and support, depending on the severity of the injury and its impact on their daily lives.

The amount you should settle for a lower back injury depends on various factors, including the severity of the injury, the impact on your daily life, your medical expenses, lost wages, and future care needs. Make sure to contact us so we can advise you.