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Spinal cord injury claims

We understand the effect that a spinal cord injury has on the person and on the wider family and friends of the injured person.

Spinal cord injury claims are complex and require thorough investigation. On average, every day in the UK, six people are paralysed by spinal cord injury. We understand the enormous impact this injury has on families, and we pull together to help you get back on track.

Compensation for a spinal cord injury enables you to access funding for ongoing treatment and rehabilitation, ensuring you or your loved has the best chance of rebuilding your lives.

Through specialist legal advice, together with financial, physical and emotional support, we help and provide support and guidance from day one. Our aim is to help your whole family, with an absolute focus on getting the best outcomes in terms of your recovery, wellbeing and independence.

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I feel so lucky to have chosen CFG to handle my case as when you have an accident you don’t know who to trust. From day one they made me feel secure, reassured and they also kept me fully informed throughout the whole process. I know that I received first class legal advice, and they used top experts to support my case. I can’t fault their service and am thankful for everything that they did for me.

See how we helped Tom >

How we can help rebuild your life after a spinal cord injury

We help people like you and your loved ones to lead fulfilled lives. Our focus from day one is to help rebuild your life, by providing support and guidance along the way.

Our team includes specialist serious injury solicitors alongside in-house healthcare professionals, who pull together to support your family. We are not here just to get you the compensation you deserve, but to provide support and rehabilitation so you can begin to rebuild you and your family’s lives after your accident.

What is the compensation claims process?

From initial contact, we will meet with you and your family where we encourage you to speak openly about your circumstances. This is a great opportunity for you to speak freely and for us to answer any of the questions you may have in regards to your claim. We will explain the benefits of pursuing a claim, the chance of success and how we can help rebuild your life. All initial advice is free without obligation and entirely confidential.

If you are happy to proceed with us, your case will be handled by one of our specialist spinal cord injury solicitors who will lead a dedicated team including another solicitor, trainee solicitor or paralegal, together with one of our in-house healthcare professionals.

We will help gain access to early funding to put in place a bespoke rehabilitation and support programme; which can include additional therapy treatments, aids and equipment and care to allow you to be discharged at the most appropriate time and to the most appropriate place.

On discharge from the hospital, we will liaise with you and your family and help with planning for the future. We will help access funding from the Defendant Insurers to help with a support and rehabilitation package, including areas over and above what can normally be provided through the NHS or local authorities.


How much compensation can I claim for a spinal cord injury?

Valuing a spinal cord injury claim can be difficult. We will identify the best experts (for example barristers, experts - medical and on liability - and financial advisors) to work with us to help secure the maximum compensation award and making sure all your future needs have been investigated and costed for.

The exact amount of the spinal injury claim settlement will be dependent on a number of factors the court takes into consideration; including, but not limited to:

  • Personal trauma
  • Medical expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Costs for ongoing care
  • Aids and equipment
  • Loss of earnings (both current and future)
  • Adaptations to your home to accommodate your future needs

What can spinal cord injury compensation help pay for?

Compensation helps fund the ongoing support and treatment you need as a result of your injury. It pays for access to comprehensive care and treatment while helping you gain admission to specialist treatment units.

Compensation is vital to pay for costs and expenses accumulated after your injury, helping you to:

  • Gain access to the best treatment, support and rehabilitation
  • Fund counselling, medical treatment and ongoing therapy
  • Purchase and maintain mobility aids
  • Fund vocational support
  • Alleviate debts since the injury
  • Gain peer support from the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)

We understand that after a serious spinal cord injury, you may experience feelings of loneliness and isolation. This is why we also work closely with the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) and sponsor their Peer Support Worker, Andy Wharton.

Andy has first-hand experience of living with a spinal cord injury and can offer advice and support for newly injured people and their families.

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Case study: Spinal injury client receives settlement to help with lifelong care.

Find out how we helped Tom with expert legal advice and extensive rehabilitation after his spinal cord injury. 

When initially speaking to CFG Law, Tom was suffering from anxiety and low mood due to having no psychological support. He was also feeling isolated, and finding it difficult to keep in touch with family and friends who lived far away from where he was being treated.

Having spoken to Tom to understand the difficulties he was facing, we were keen to support him in any way we could.  

Find out how we helped Tom stay in touch with his family, as well as sourced and funded private specialist therapy and a Neuropsychologist to visit him on the ward.

Download the case study for more information on how we pull together with families and healthcare professionals to help clients like Tom achieve the best outcome and settlement possible.

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How we can help

We take a different approach. We will listen and understand the needs of the injured person and their family. Our focus is on helping clients access early funding for treatment, support and comprehensive rehabilitation, as well as providing excellent legal advice and guidance every step of the way.

We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and psychological support for the whole family.


Accreditations & achievements

Our award-winning business has over 30 years’ experience, and is proud to be recognised by a number of expert organisations.

Spinal Cord Injury Charities

backup-iconThe Back Up Trust

The Back Up Trust is for everyone affected by spinal cord injury, regardless of age, level of injury, or background. Back Up provide sport and outdoor activity courses, mentoring and wheelchair skill training for those with a spinal cord injury. They believe that SCI should not prevent anyone from getting the most out of their life.


Aspire provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, supporting them from injury to independence.

spinal-research-iconSpinal Research

Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck.

SIA-iconSpinal Injuries Association (SIA)

The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured (SCI) people. The SIA provides key services to share information and experiences, and to campaign for change, ensuring each SCI person can lead a full and active life. SIA provides support from the moment of spinal cord injury and for the rest of one’s life.

spinal-scotland-iconSpinal Injuries Scotland

Spinal Injuries Scotland provides a wide range of services for those with a spinal cord injury as well as their friends and family.


Regain improves the independence of all British men and women who have become tetraplegic as a result of a sports or leisure injury.

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After a spinal injury, you want to do everything possible  to get life back on track. But you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help every step of the way.

At CFG Law, we take a different approach to serious injury claims. We understand that the main concerns after a spinal injury are the person’s wellbeing and recovery. That’s why our services go beyond expert legal advice:

  • We work with medical professionals to get the best treatment for you
  • Our team will help you to access early and emergency funding
  • We also provide support for ongoing rehabilitation and care

We pull together with you and your family to build a team to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and psychological support for the whole family. As serious and catastrophic injury specialists we understand the financial pressures for families during this time, which is why our service is no win no fee.

To arrange a call with one of our expert solicitors, simply fill out the form and one of our specialists will be in touch at a time and date that suits you.

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