Spinal Injuries Compensation Claims
The impact of spinal injury claims is very often life-changing. Money cannot alter this, but compensation can help to make life post-injury just that little bit easier for you and your family.
Our expert team at JCP have experience assisting our clients with spinal injuries caused by a wide range of traumatic circumstances. These include accidents at work, road traffic accidents, slips and falls and medical negligence.
Embarking on a damages claim is daunting but our experienced spinal injury lawyers are here to take the strain during this difficult time.
Many people have legal expenses insurance cover (often associated with household insurance). If this is not available we can look at “no win/no fee” funding for you. For most types of litigation, cost is an obstacle but for personal injury claims it is not and you should not let this be a concern.
The first consultation is free and you are under no obligation to instruct us, or to proceed with the claim. In a catastrophic injury claim we may work with you for many years and therefore personal relationships are all important and it is crucial that you are comfortable with JCP and our lawyers.
We are very pleased to be members of the Spinal Injuries Association and are the only members with offices within West Wales. JCP Solicitors has worked with SIA for many years and we have seen first-hand the very important work they do to support people with spinal injuries, which can be life-changing, to live fulfilling lives.
For a free initial consultation contact us here, speak with our live chat team, or contact a member of our specialist South Wales Spinal Injury team below:
"Don’t change! ….I could not fault anything in the way business was conducted."
- Mei Li
- Director & Head of Catastrophic Injury
- Kirsty Meech
- Director - Catastrophic Injury
- Ian Rees
- Director & Head of Personal Injury
- Keith Thomas
- Director & Head of Injury Services
- Alison Deere
- Legal Assistant - Clinical Negligence
- Sarah Mathias
- Legal Secretary - Injury Services
- Lesley Kerr
- Legal Secretary - Injury Services
- Cheryl Smith
- Legal Secretary - Personal Injury
- Sam Bateman
- Trainee Solicitor - Personal Injury
- Abigail Culpan
- Trainee Administrative Assistant - Injury Services
How Spinal Injury Claims Work
In order to succeed in a claim for compensation arising from a spinal (or any other) injury it must be shown that the injury was caused through negligence (or breach of a particular statutory obligation) of a third party. Examples might be a road traffic accident caused by excessive speed (negligence) or an accident at work caused by defective work equipment (negligence and breach of statutory duty).
Claims for compensation for spinal injuries are subject to time limits. The time limit is 3 years from the date of the accident or 3 years from “date of knowledge” (if later).
Starting a Spinal Injury Compensation Claim with JCP Solicitors
During your free initial consultation we will take details of the circumstances of your accident, your injuries and the resulting losses. We will consider your prospects of success and advise you on the steps to progress the claim.
We will discuss your funding options and (unless you have legal expenses insurance) we will discuss the terms of a no win/no fee agreement.
Building your Spinal Injury Claim
We begin by investigating issues of liability and obtaining evidence about the circumstances of the accident. This might be the police report into a motor accident or the report of the Health and Safety Executive into an industrial accident. Witnesses will need to be interviewed.
Supporting medical evidence must be obtained and the claim quantified. If the claim succeeds the usual losses that can be recovered are:
- Pain suffering and loss of amenity
- Earnings (past and future)
- Care & support (family care and paid care)
- Travelling expenses to and from appointments
- Additional transport costs
- Aids & equipment including wheelchairs
- Therapy (commonly occupational therapy and physiotherapy)
- Additional accommodation costs
- DIY and gardening
- Financial costs
Although most spinal injury claims settle out of court (by negotiation) we begin with the assumption that the case will be determined by a judge after a trial. We prepare accordingly.
Although few cases reach trial it is usually necessary in spinal injury cases to commence court proceedings in order to fully engage the defendant. This is particularly so if an interim payment is required in order to meet immediate needs. Interim payments (in cases where liability is not in issue) are essential to ensure that any requirements for support, therapy or accommodation are met and that financial pressures do not make a difficult situation much worse.
Whatever approach is needed, JCP Solicitors will make sure that the victims of spinal injury have the practical and emotional support that they need during the process.
Why use our Spinal Injury Claim Solicitors in South Wales
We have been dealing with spinal injury claims for more than 40 years.
We have experience of dealing with spinal injury claims from:
- Motor accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents at work
- Accidents at defective premises
- Accidents involving animals
- Accidents caused by medical negligence
We have local offices covering the whole of South Wales, East Wales and West Wales. We have a presence in Cardiff, Swansea, Caerphilly, Carmarthen, Cowbridge, Fishguard, Haverfordwest & St Davids and can see you at any of these offices.
Our accident and injury team at JCP Solicitors has helped clients to claim compensation totalling many hundreds of millions of pounds.
Start a Spinal Injury Compensation Claim in Wales
Contact us for a free initial consultation on one of our local office numbers below:-