If you have suffered a spinal injury at any time in the last three years and someone else was wholly or partly to blame, you may be owed compensation.
Suffering a spinal injury is life changing. Even where a full recovery is possible, it typically takes years and a lot of specialist care and support to get there. Where a full recovery is not possible, the consequences for your health, wellbeing and lifestyle can be devastating.
Spinal injury compensation can be vital to ensure you have access to the very best medical care, rehabilitation services and personal support. It can also replace lost income and help with any other ways in which your injury is affecting your life.
Get expert help to claim spinal injury compensation
David W Harris & Co are specialist personal injury lawyers in South Wales with decades of experience helping people to claim spinal injury compensation. David W Harris Partner Garan Treharne has particular expertise with spinal injury claims.
We can guide you through the entire claims process, keeping things as clear and straightforward as possible. We work closely with you to make sure you get the maximum available compensation for a spinal injury while keeping your stress to a minimum.
Our experience with spinal injury claims
Our personal injury lawyers in South Wales can help with many types of spinal liability injury claims, including:
- Spinal injuries in road traffic accidents
- Sporting spinal injuries
- Slip, trip and fall spinal injuries
- Workplace spinal injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Criminal spinal injury claims
We regularly secure compensation in the £1,000-£500,000 range and recently won a £14million settlement for one of our clients. To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to, you can use our straightforward personal injury calculator.
We offer no win, no fee spinal injury claims funding, so there is usually no upfront cost or financial risk in pursuing a spinal injury claim with David W Harris & Co.
Get a free first consultation with our spinal injury solicitors in South Wales
Unsure if you are entitled to compensation for a spinal injury or just want to know more about how the claims process works?
We offer a free first consultation to answer your questions and help you decide whether you wish to pursue a spinal injury compensation claim.
Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with our team. There will be no obligation to take things further unless you wish to do so.
Why use David W Harris & Co. for your spinal injury claim?
There are numerous reasons to work with our expert personal injury solicitors, including:
- No win, no fee funding for spinal injury claims
- Millions of pounds in compensation recovered for our clients over the last 35 years
- Our expertise is independently recognised:
- We cover the whole of South Wales with offices in Pontypridd, Talbot Green and Swansea – home visits can also be arranged where appropriate
- Most spinal injury claims we handle are settled out of court, saving you time, legal costs and stress
- We have a strong track record of securing maximum spinal injury compensation for our clients
Find out more about our personal injury claims expertise.
Spinal injury claims fees and funding
No win, no fee spinal injury claims
Most spinal injury claimants work with us under a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement’. This is often referred to as ‘no win, no fee’ funding.
With a no win, no fee spinal injury claim, you do not pay us anything up front to start your claim. This is because our fees are only applied at the point of success, where compensation has been secured. If your claim does not succeed, you won’t owe us anything.
Find out more about no win, no fee personal injury claims funding.
Common questions about spinal injury claims
Can I claim compensation for a spinal injury?
You may have a claim for spinal injury compensation if you can show:
- You have suffered a spinal injury.
- This was caused or made worse by someone else’s negligence or deliberate action (e.g. a criminal assault).
Knowing whether you are owed compensation can be very tricky, with a high standard of evidence needed to support a claim. It is therefore recommended to speak to a specialist personal injury claims lawyer as soon as possible.
Is there a spinal injury claim time limit?
You typically have three years to make a spinal injury claim. This is counted from the date when:
- You were aware you had suffered a spinal injury.
- You knew or reasonably ought to have known that someone else was to blame for your injury.
There are exceptions that may apply depending on your circumstances, which can give you longer to claim. These include if the claimant was under 18 at the time of their injury or if they lack the capacity to pursue a claim themselves.
Head over to our personal injury claims page to find out more about time limits for personal injury claims.
How much spinal injury compensation can you claim?
This will depend on how severe your injuries are and their impact on your life. Typically,
spinal injury compensation can cover:
- Financial losses – including lost wages, the cost of paying for treatment, specialist equipment etc.
- Expected future financial losses – e.g. reduction in your future earning potential, the need to pay for ongoing care etc.
- Loss of amenity – i.e. no longer being able to carry out activities you previously could, such as driving, playing sport etc.
- Pain and suffering – for your physical and emotional pain.
Our spinal injury claims solicitors will be happy to advise on the potential damages available during your initial consultation.
Can I claim compensation for a spinal injury that was partly my fault?
Yes, as long as someone else was at least partially responsible for your injuries, you should still have a claim. However, if you are partially liable, then this will normally reduce the amount of damages to which you are entitled.
For example, if you are deemed to have been 50% responsible for your injuries and another party is deemed to have also been 50% responsible, then you would only be entitled to half the damages you might have received if the other party was wholly responsible.
What to do next about starting a spinal injury claim
Simply use our short online enquiry form to tell us you would like to speak to a member of our personal injury team about a potential spinal injury claim and we will be in touch promptly.