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Spinal cord injury compensation claims

Spinal cord injuries have a huge effect on your life, but claiming compensation can help you to rebuild your life by providing you with the lifelong security you need.

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

Our specialist team are here to help you to claim compensation after your spinal cord injury (SCI), working diligently and tirelessly to pursue your case, while offering clarity and reassurance along the way. But our experience covers so much more than just law. We also have a dedicated team of rehabilitation and support coordinators working alongside your legal team who are clinically trained, helping you to access the full wraparound support you and your family need. 


Trusted Legal Partners of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) with expertise in supporting people after SCI


Dedicated rehabilitation & support coordinators to help you access the specialist help you need


Our client stories

Empowering people to rebuild their lives

Mike sustained a paraplegic spinal cord injury in an accident at workWith perseverance and a determination to establish what happened, we settled the claim for £5 million which has provided Mike with a level of financial security now and into the future.

Client Stories

Our partners

SIA - trusted legal partners

We’re one of only a handful of selected firms who are trusted legal partners of the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) in more than one UK region. By speaking to an SIA trusted legal partner, you can be sure you’re getting advice from a specialist in spinal cord injury claims. We have vast experience with these complex cases and will prioritise your recovery and rehabilitation, as well as maximising the compensation you can receive.


Our support

How we can help you

We’re experts in negotiating the best possible outcomes for people affected by spinal cord injury. Our focus from day one is helping you to lead a fulfilled life by providing support and guidance throughout. 

Why choose us?

Caroline Trinder

Rehabilitation and Support Lead

Our rehabilitation and support coordinators

We have a dedicated team of rehabilitation and support coordinators, who all have a background in health and social care, on hand to help you with our full wraparound support.

  • Specialist support at the earliest stage, alongside your legal team
  • Plugging any gaps in the care you're receiving
  • Emergency fund to pay for initial care, aids and equipment
  • Collaborative working with your treating team to get you home safely
  • Psychological support and arranging counselling
  • Exploring grants and funding options available to you

Our Process

Guiding people through the legal process

Claiming compensation after a spinal cord injury may seem like a complicated process. But our expert team are on hand to take you through every stage.

Free meeting without the need to go ahead with a claim
We’ll come to see you face to face wherever you feel comfortable to find out more about you and your family, what you’re worried about and how we can start helping you. We’ll also talk to you about how your case can be funded, so you’ll have peace of mind and reassurance that making a claim won’t cost you money, even if your claim isn’t successful. We don’t believe in taking money off injured people like some other firms, so there are no hidden charges
Introduce our Rehabilitation and Support Team
Once we understand what’s worrying you, our Rehabilitation and Support Team will be in touch to understand more about your needs and to help you access the urgent support you need. The team include health and social care professionals who can help to plug any gaps in your care. They’re on hand to help with discharge planning and making sure you have everything you need to go home safely. We’ve also got an emergency fund to help pay for any initial care, aids and equipment you might need.
Contact the other side to get the ball rolling
We’ll send a letter of claim to the defendant insurers—this is basically a letter telling them what’s happened and why we think they’re responsible. It’s important we make contact with the defendant insurers as soon as possible to make sure your claim can move forward without any delays. They’re allowed time to look into what’s happened and tell us if they admit they’re to blame, they think they’re partly to blame, or they deny blame all together. Sometimes, there’s no response at all. However, while they’re doing this, we’ll be working with them to try and get funding for private rehabilitation to help your recovery from the very beginning of the claim.
Asking for interim payments
You might be worried about the impact your injuries have had on you and money worries if you can’t work. While steps one to three are ongoing, we’ll also be asking the defendant insurers for interim payments. These are payments that you get as soon as possible before your case has settled that can help pay for any suggested treatment, help with any financial worries you might have about paying your rent or mortgages, or paying bills, and to put in place a full treating and care team, helping to make sure you achieve your best possible outcome.
Gathering evidence
Next, we’ll start gathering the evidence. This could be to help prove that the other person involved was to blame (known as liability) and medical evidence to show what injuries you have, that these injuries were caused by the incident and how they’ve affected your life (known as causation and quantum). Liability evidence could be CCTV or police reports, and medical evidence includes your hospital or GP records, as well as reports from medical experts who specialise in your injuries.
Getting you the rehabilitation you need
As we carry on gathering all the information to build your case, we’ll be working alongside professionals who are specialists in your injuries to look at how we can support you and get you the best recovery possible. We do this by organising the highest quality rehabilitation and treatment for your specific needs. We’ll keep working with the defendant insurers to get all this funded for you while your claim is still ongoing so that you don’t have to wait.
Working out how much your claim is worth
After gathering all the evidence, we’ll also calculate how much your claim should be worth. We’ll look at what losses you’ve had since your injuries including from not being able to work, as well as any losses you’ll experience in the future. We’ll also think about all the things you’ll need now and in time to come, including things like care packages, treatment, aids, equipment, changing your home so it works better for you, and any number of others things that might be important to you (for example getting back to a hobby you love or sourcing an adapted holiday home for you to enjoy time with your family).
Fighting for your best possible outcome
Throughout your whole case we’ll be negotiating with the defendants—whether it’s to get them to accept they’re to blame, agree to release some interim payments to help with your recovery or discussing how much compensation you should get. We’ll always fight for your best possible outcomes.
Lifelong support
Even after your case has settled, we’re still here for you. Our specialist Court of Protection team can help you if your family member can’t manage their own affairs anymore, or we can set up a Personal Injury Trust to make sure you can still claim the benefits you need. We’re also here to help with financial advice to make sure your compensation lasts you for the rest of your life.


Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to a few of the questions we get asked regularly. But if you have any other questions, please get in touch. We're here to help.

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What can spinal cord injury compensation help pay for?

A claim for compensation can help fund your ongoing support and treatment after a spinal cord injury. Even while your claim is ongoing, we will ask the defendant solicitors for interim payments as soon as we can. These are payments that you get as soon as possible before your case has settled that can help pay for any suggested treatment, help with financial worries you might have, and to put in place a full treating and care team.

We can help you to claim compensation to:

  • Gain access to the best treatment, support and rehabilitation
  • Fund counselling, medical treatment and ongoing therapy
  • Purchase and maintain wheelchairs, mobility aids and equipment
  • Fund vocational support to help you to get back to work
  • Help with money worries about paying your rent, bills or mortgage if you can’t work

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

Valuing a spinal cord injury claim can be difficult. We’ll arrange appointments with the best experts (for example barristers, medical experts and financial advisors) to work with us to make sure we’re claiming everything we can for you and that all your future needs are met. The exact amount of compensation for a spinal cord injury will depends on lots of things which we’ll talk about with you.

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What equipment will I need to go home?

When you’re ready to leave the hospital or spinal injury centre, a full assessment should be done of your home to see what aids and equipment you might need. This might be a specific wheelchair, a pressure relieving cushion or bed, grab rails or ramps. Our rehabilitation and support coordinators are on hand to help with this and make sure you have everything you need.

Read our blog: "Making adaptations to your home after a serious injury"

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What happens if I need to move house?

Most people after a spinal cord injury will need to make some alterations and adaptations to their house to help them to get about safely and be as independent as possible. But any adaptations will be covered by your claim. If your house still isn’t right, you might want to move somewhere new. Again, the cost of moving to a house that is right for you will be counted into your claim.

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Will my family members have to be my carers?

Some people after spinal cord injury do have care from their family. But you should always have a care assessment so that you know what your options are and what support may be available. Having a good family life is essential, and this doesn’t have to include care. How much care you need will be looked at as part of your claim, and the cost will be added to the total settlement we negotiate for you.

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