We understand the emotional and physical impact paralysis can have on people and their families.
Sometimes accidents can cause lifelong injuries, and our team have helped many individuals claim compensation for paralysis. We believe in helping sufferers of serious injuries, such as paralysis, get access to the right rehabilitation processes to help them on their journey back to a sense of normality.
If you or a loved one have been left paralysed through the fault of another, our team of serious injury solicitors can help. Call us free on 0808 164 0808 or request a call back, and we will call you.
What is paralysis?
Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move one or more muscles in the body, and can be associated with a loss of feeling and other bodily functions. The loss is not usually to do with the muscles themselves, but is generally due to nerve damage or an injury to the spinal cord.
What happens if my paralysis leaves me in financial difficulty?
There can often be a lot of financial pressure on the injured person and/or their family with injuries such as paralysis, so early requests for interim payments are important to help ease the financial burden at what is already a stressful time.
Interim payments may not only be required to meet normal daily bills, but also to purchase specialist equipment for rehabilitation needs. Our team of specialist serious injury solicitors are leading experts in paralysis compensation claims, and will be able to guide you through the legal process.
Types of paralysis and the effects
Paralysis can be localised or generalised:
- Localised paralysis is where a specific section of the body is paralysed such as the face or a hand.
- Generalised paralysis is where a large area of the body is affected. Examples of generalised paralysis include:
- monoplegia –one limb is paralysed
- hemiplegia –the arm and leg on one side of the body are paralysed
- paraplegia –both legs are paralysed, or sometimes the pelvis and some of the lower body
- Tetraplegia – (also known as quadriplegia) is where both arms and both legs are paralysed.
In addition to the effects outlined above, paralysis can also impact an individual’s sexuality. This can include changes in physical functioning, sensation and response. Paralysis may also result in a number of other health issues such as urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence and issues with respiratory health.
Accident circumstances that may result in paralysis
Paralysis is generally caused by a serious injury, such as a broken neck, and is unfortunately usually permanent.
The most common types of injury leading to paralysis include:
Paralysis can be caused by a wide range of accidents including, but not limited to:
- clinical and medical negligence
- construction site accidents
- cycling accidents
- falls from height
- road traffic accidents (RTA)
- motorcycling accidents
How our serious injury solicitors can help
We understand the needs of those who have been affected with tetraplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia or monoplegia are serious and complex. This is why our team of serious injury and clinical negligence solicitors who work with paralysed clients handle a lower number of paralysis claims, in order to give those clients the time and attention they deserve.
The extent of paralysis will have an impact upon the quality of life of the injured individual and will determine their requirements for care assistance. Our legal team can also assist in terms of employment issues, rehabilitation, home adaptations and work closely with other experts to set up a trust to ensure that benefits are protected.
Contact our paralysis injury claims experts today
If you or a loved one have suffered a form of paralysis due to the fault of another, then you may be able to bring a paralysis compensation claim. Our specialists will work with you to understand your unique situation, and will do their utmost to make sure you have full transparency on legal proceedings throughout your claim. We will also work to draw up an appropriate rehabilitation plan for you, and will provide ongoing support.
We can work under a No Win, No Fee basis for paralysis compensation claims, but this will need to be determined after we first speak with you during your initial assessment call.