Spinal injury claims

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Accidents that are serious enough to cause spinal cord injury can happen almost anywhere and arise in a vast range of circumstances. The impact on both the injured person and their family can be enormous. Care needs are frequently very significant and it is the substantial cost of future care that often leads Penningtons Manches Cooper's clients to pursue spinal injury claims.

Every case is different and we always tailor our advice to each client’s specific needs and objectives. Our lawyers seek to achieve the best possible outcome, not only financially, but also to address medical and other needs resulting from a spinal injury. We encourage defendants to meet these needs at the earliest possible stage, securing interim payments to fund rehabilitation where appropriate.

The primary need at the outset is usually maximising physical recovery as far as possible through proper rehabilitation. We have particular expertise in spinal injury claims and are familiar with working with spinal injury case managers, obtaining funding and making provision for the recruitment of care teams, dealing with location, purchasing and adaptation of suitable accommodation, investigating wheelchair and transport needs, setting up support and therapy packages, and helping people to maximise their independence and lead as normal a life as possible.

We are recommended by the national charity ASPIRE, which provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by spinal cord injury, as well as being accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Members of the team are senior accredited litigators with APIL and on the Law Society recommended personal injury lawyers panel.

Our experienced personal injury team can advise in relation to a wide range of claims.

Recent work highlights

Settlement for tree surgeon trapped under falling tree

Bringing a claim against the former boyfriend and employer of a young woman who was training to be a tree surgeon when she sustained a serious spinal cord injury from being trapped under a falling tree.

£1.1 million settlement for driver in fatal collision with skip lorry

Settling a claim for over £1.1 million for our client who suffered catastrophic spinal injuries in a road traffic accident in which a skip lorry collided with his vehicle killing three of his passengers.

Claim settled for gardener killed by falling tree

Recovering damages from a private land owner for a gardener who was crushed by a decayed horse chestnut tree sustaining a serious spinal cord injury which subsequently led to his death from broncho pneumonia.

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