We have a team of expert medical negligence and personal injury solicitors who specialise in serious injury compensation such as paralysis. Our team have over 25 years’ experience of dealing with complex and sometimes legally challenging paralysis injury cases.
Please call for a free consultation on 01926 880726 so we can discuss your options to make a compensation claim.
How much is your claim worth?
The figures below are for guidance only. For details of other claim amounts, please go back to our compensation calculator.
|Paralysis||Estimated compensation value|
|Quadriplegia||£262,300 - £342,835|
|Paraplegia||£177,000 - £241,185|
Claiming for paralysis injuries
Paralysis refers to the inability to control movement or to detect sensations such as touch and temperature. According to figures, in the UK over 700 people are paralysed after suffering a spinal cord injury.
Paralysis Injury Compensation
If you’ve been injured in an accident or due to the negligence of a medical practitioner that has caused you full or partial paralysis you could be entitled to claim for compensation to cover your needs for your future. This can be for your future care, rehabilitation and in some instances your accommodation and travel needs.
Our team are well regarded as being experts in serious injury cases. The team is led by Jeanette Whyman a recognised authority in medical negligence and personal injury law. She is accredited by both the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society for Clinical Negligence. Many of her medical negligence cases are reported in the national press.
Paralysis can mean the loss of use of one or both sides of your body, two or all four of your limbs. It can be permanent or temporary; your mobility may be affected in your fingers, arms, legs or toes. In serious injury cases damage to the vertebra may mean loss of movement from the neck down or an injury to the lower spine could result in paraplegia. In all spinal injury cases if the damage was caused by someone else’s negligence then you can make a claim for compensation.
Paralysis injuries tend to be caused by a serious accident, either on the roads or in a work environment like falling from a height or being crushed. In these cases proving negligence is relatively straightforward for example if another driver caused an accident or an employer didn’t have the correct safety procedures in place. An expert personal injury solicitor will be able to guide you through the process and ensure you receive the highest compensation you are entitled to.
Paralysis due to medical negligence
For paralysis caused by medical negligence it is more difficult to prove if a medical professional has been incompetent or lacked in their duty of care causing you to become tetraplegic or quadriplegic. In these cases it is paramount you work with a medical negligence specialist to ensure your case is fully investigated. Medical negligence cases of paralysis require the opinions or many medical experts to ascertain with medical proof that it was negligence that caused the paralysis. Our team work with a panel of medical experts and investigators to ensure they can act quickly on your behalf to get the evidence needed to take your case forward.