BRAIN AND SPINAL INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIMS

For a free consultation or to start a brain or spinal injury claim, call our medical negligence solicitors on 0161 207 2020 or contact us online using our dedicated form. Ralli Solicitors are experts in securing brain and spinal injury compensation and getting you the rehabilitation support you need.

At Ralli Solicitors, we understand the life changing effects that either a brain or spinal injury can have on an individual and his or her family, and we recognise the importance of ensuring you receive ongoing support. Having a spinal injury or brain injury could mean completely changing the way you live. You may need expensive equipment to help you move about; or maybe you’ll require specialist nursing care. We have a specialist and experienced Medical Negligence Team of spinal and brain injury solicitors who work tirelessly to secure compensation for clients who have suffered brain and spinal injuries through someone else’s fault. If you have a brain or spinal injury compensation claim, you need a specialist and we have many years experience of working for clients in this area.

How We Can Help You With Your Brain And Spinal Injury Claims

Our Medical Negligence Team has helped many clients successfully claim compensation after a brain or spinal injury. We are proud members of Headway and the Spinal Injury Association and are dedicated to helping clients who suffer serious injury through no fault of their own.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or spinal injury, we know how much your life has changed. You will face new barriers going about your everyday business like working, driving or recreational activities.

Brain or spinal injuries can be caused, or contributed to, by the negligence of a doctor or nurse or other member of hospital staff. If that is the case you may be able to bring a claim for compensation because of medical negligence.

Brain Injuries

Some of the main injuries to the brain as a result of medical negligence can arise because of:

  1. Birth asphyxiation – depriving a patient or unborn child of oxygen.
  2. Brain damage caused during surgery which would not have otherwise occurred if for example the anaesthetic had been delivered safely, or negligent catastrophic blood loss had not occurred.
  3. Misdiagnosis or delayed treatment of a medical condition. Some medical conditions require urgent treatment to prevent complications and further injuries occurring. For instance, spinal cord compression leading to paralysis of bladder and bowel/cauda equina syndrome, a misdiagnosed or untreated brain tumour, brain haemorrhage, stroke, epilepsy, meningitis or encephalitis can cause permanent brain damage.
  4. Overdose of medication – some types of medication, prescribed in doses which are too high can cause swelling to the brain which can result in permanent brain damage.

Spinal Injuries

Some of the main injuries to the spine as a result of medical negligence can arise because of:

  1. Complications of medical treatment or surgery – Surgery or treatment being carried out on or close to the spine presents a risk of damage to the spine or to the spinal cord. For example, an epidural or spinal block which can cause spinal injury and paralysis, may occur as a result of foreseeable complication or through negligence. You will need the advice of experts to establish the underlying cause.
  2. Misdiagnosis or delayed treatment of spinal injury or condition – Injuries or conditions of the spine usually require immediate treatment to avoid the injury worsening or leading to paralysis. For example if a tumour, abscess or infection, prolapsed or herniated disc or fracture in the spine is left untreated it can lead to Cauda Equina Syndrome, where the outcome is incontinence of the bladder and/or bowel as well as loss of movement of the lower limbs.

We know that your experience will be unique to you. So if you’ve experienced an injury caused by an example not listed above, don’t worry, our specialist Medical Negligence Team will be able to advise you on whether you have a compensation claim. You can speak to them today by calling 0161 207 2020.

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How Compensation Can Help You

If someone else is to blame for causing your brain or spinal injury, you may want to seek brain and spinal injury compensation. The financial redress will not make everything right again, but it will make life a lot easier.

It can:

  • pay for adaptations to your home (e.g. ramps, bath lifts, hoists, extensions)
  • pay for a car that you can drive and/or allow for adaptations
  • compensate you for loss of earnings, or cannot return to work
  • pay for private health care to make sure you receive the best treatment
  • compensate you for pain and suffering
  • pay for any travelling expenses
  • secure rehabilitation and therapy to help maximise your independence.

Should your claim require it, our specialist team of medical negligence solicitors can request an interim payment for any urgent financial needs. As active members of Headway and the Spinal Injuries Association we are able to access a network of support for the individuals and the families we represent. We know that early access to rehabilitation is a key part of the recovery process for those affected by a brain or spinal injury.

As well as seeking the right level of medical negligence compensation, our brain and spinal injury solicitors will listen carefully to what has happened and get the evidence we need to prove your case. All you have to do is talk to us, we will do the rest.

Our aim is to make a positive difference to your life by not only getting you the compensation you deserve, but to help you recover more quickly and rebuild your life.

James Reilly was excellent in handling my case. He took his time and explained the legal matters with me and I understand what it all meant and he did not make me feel like I was stupid. Thank you so much for that. He is a big asset to your business.

Mrs Rowsell, South London – April 2015

How To Make A Brain Or Spinal Injury Compensation Claim

There are strict time limits for starting a brain or spinal injury compensation claim, which in most cases will be within three years of the negligent treatment, or within three years of you knowing of the potential negligent treatment. This can, in exceptional circumstances, be extended, but it is always best to speak to our friendly medical negligence team to get the best advice possible from the outset.

We can help take away the stress and worry in paying for your brain and spinal injury compensation claim as we operate on a no win, no fee basis. If you think you have a brain and spinal injury compensation claim, please call our dedicated experts for a free consultation on 0161 207 2020, request a callback or start your claim online using our dedicated form. We will lend a sympathetic ear to your medical negligence claim and work hard to uncover the truth.