If you have been in an accident that resulted in you being paralysed, then we can assist you with getting an apology along with the compensation that you need.
If you suffered from temporary paralysis or are currently suffering from paralysis, we can help you. Paralysis is a kind of life-changing condition that impacts your future drastically as well as the future of the people close to you.
If you or a loved one suffers from paralysis, we are here to help you. For more than 23 years, we have worked on personal injury claims cases, providing people with assistance who have suffered serious injuries and getting them the apology and compensation that they deserve after being in an accident where they were not at fault.
Although we can never fully understand everything that you are experiencing and feeling, we do understand that to become paralysed is extremely traumatic and a very significant event for anyone to experience and we strongly believe that you should get the financial support, help and advice that you need.
What compensation can help you with
We understand that your paralysis will not be cured by receiving compensation but it can help with your life in the future, recover lost earnings, and cover the expenses of adaption you may need to make to your car, home, and life.
When your compensation is negotiated by your solicitor, they work very hard to get the maximum compensation amount secured for you that you deserve. This means they will take into consideration the full impact that your injury has made to your life, your family life, and future, including the following:
- Earnings you have lost
- Future lost earnings if you are unable to work any longer or you need to make changes to your working hours or career
- Any expenses you have incurred like travel or prescription costs
- Any loss of earnings of your loved one
- Any car you have been provided with, even with this care was provided free of charge
- Any care or equipment you will need for supporting your future
If you want to have an estimated figure on now much compensation you may be entitled to, use our compensation calculator or give us a call. Your experience and industry figures are used by the calculator to calculate a guideline amount of the compensation you may receive.
Find out the amount you might be able to claim.
Are you eligible to make a claim?
In order to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim or not, the best thing to do is call and discuss your experience with us. All calls made to us on 0800 376 0150 are free. It is an advisory service and we do not ever pressure anyone to speaking to a solicitor firm of ours or start a claim. In fact, we are just here to provide you with the advice that you need to make a claim and to inform you of whether or not we believe you are eligible to make a claim.
What that means is that we listen carefully to everything you say regarding your paralysis and accident and provide you with advice based on your individual experience.
Before calling us, we usually advice that if your accident occurred within the past three years, resulted in an injury like paralysis and someone else caused the accident, then most likely you will be eligible to make a claim.
There are certain cases where you might be able to make a claim past the three years. They tend to be very serious cases where the individual who was injured had their mental capacities affected an are unable to make their own legal decision now, or in accidents where a child was involved.
In order to discuss your eligibility for making a no win no fee claim, give us a call for free on 0800 376 0150 or complete the call back form for us to contact you.
Claiming on someone else’s behalf
We realize that not everyone who reads this page will be the one suffering from paralysis. We understand that in a majority of serious cases the injured individual might not be able to think about compensation or their future so you might be reading this on someone else’s behalf.
If that is the case we can talk to the professional guardian, family members or friends of an individual suffering from paralysis. Call us on 0800 376 0150 for free.
You might be reading this page simply because you think your loved one or friends deserves justice for the accident they have sustained but they are too distracted or unwilling to enquire on their own. We are happy to talk to you on behalf of a loved one and will answer any questions you may have on their behalf. For free advice, just give us a call on 0800 376 0150.
How we can assist you with making a paralysis claim
Telling you whether or not we believe you have a claim is the first thing that we can assist you with if you are considering making a claim.
We use our 23 years of experience of working on personal injury claims to do this, and through carefully listening to everything you have to say regarding your accident.
If we believe you are eligible to make a claim then we will inform you during our call and ask permission to get you transferred over to an experienced specialist solicitor of ours. You are of course welcome to say no, but when you say yes we can take the stress away from locating the right solicitor to handle your case, who understands your claim’s severity and who has the appropriate experience.
After you are transferred over to speak with a solicitor of ours, you then can discuss your injury and accident in somewhat greater detail and agree to a non win no fee agreement if you wish. That means that any financial risk associated with making a claim will be minimised, since if your claim does not succeed you will not have to pay any money.
There are rare cases where it isn’t possible to use a no win no fee agreement. However, if they apply to your situation then you solicitor will inform you of that and discussion alternatives with you.
Accidents that may cause paralysis
Paralysis is a type of serious injury that occurs when your body experiences major trauma. It may affect you permanently or temporarily but it ultimately means losing the full functioning in parts of your body, even if you have temporary symptoms. Although medical conditions like strokes can cause paralysis where no one is at fault for the condition, paralysis is also caused by many accidents.
Paralysis caused by a workplace accident
Many people are concerned that if they are involved in an accident at work that it might be considered to be their fault due to not being vigilant, skilled, or experienced enough. However, that is not true. If you were paralysed as a result of an accident in your workplace, your employer might be liable based on the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act.
This act means your employer is the one who is responsible for your safety while you are at work, and must meet certain requirements so that the working environment is kept safe.
There are also specific rules that apply to certain aspect like working with equipment that is potentially dangerous and working at heights.
If you have been in an accident in your workplace that result in you becoming paralysed, your employee may not have meet all of their responsibilities.
That could be due to:
- The employer failed to provide you with the proper training
- The employer failed to provide you with the proper safety equipment appropriate for your work role
- The employer failed to take the steps necessary for maintaining a safe workplace, including ensuring the floor was safe from hazards and inspecting machinery.
We understand how it can be worrying to make a claim against your employer, but we are here to help and support you. For more information on how to make a claim against your employer to discuss your situation in more detail call us on 0800 376 0150 for free.
Paralysis due to a road traffic accident
Serious injuries can be caused by road accidents that can have a major impact on those who are involved in the accident as well as their families.
If you were paralysed due to injuries you sustained in a road traffic accident where you were not at fault, then you can claim compensation against the individual who was responsible for the accident. That may be the driver of another vehicle or driver of the car that you were a passenger in. Or you could have been in an accident that was caused by road conditions, if the road had potholes, was cracked or in poor condition, or if traffic management system wasn’t working properly.
Usually negligence is proven by such evidence as photographic records, eyewitness accounts, CCTV footage, and police reports.
If you were in a road traffic accident where someone else was at fault, then we recommend that you call us on 0800 376 0150 to discuss your case.
Paralysis due to a medical error
If you believe that a medical mistake caused your paralysis, we are very sorry. We understand that no one anticipates there will be complications when undergoing medical treatment. However, if you were paralysed due to a medical mistake like misdiagnosis or negligence we can assist you with making a compensation claim.
Kinds of paralysis
Paralysis may refer to different types of condition that vary in severity. The paralysis classifications include:
Tetraplegia – paralysis of both legs and arms
Paraplegia – paralysis of both legs, which sometimes including part of one’s lower body, including the pelvis
Hemiplegia – paralysis of one leg and arm on both sides of your body
Monoplegia – paralysis of one limb
Generalised Paralysis – paralysis affecting large parts of the body
Localised Paralysis – paralysis affecting a certain part of the body, like the foot, arm, or face.
If you are suffering from any of the conditions above due to an accident where you were not at fault, then we are very sorry you have experienced this.
We are here to help ensure that you receive the compensation that you need to get a no win no fee claim started. Call us today to receive free advice.