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If you or a member of your family have suffered a back or spinal injury, it can be devastatingly life-changing. The injury can increase healthcare costs, require new home adaptions, and possibly cause the inability to work.

How we can help?

To discuss your case in detail, contact us today or request a callback from our experienced team.

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Email: info@colemanlegal.ie

What is Traumatic Spinal Injury?

Fractures to one or more vertebrae or an injury to the spinal cord can lead to permanent disability and chronic pain. Victims of traumatic spinal injuries also face long-term complex care needs.

 

Causes of Spinal Injury

Traumatic spinal injuries can be caused by serious road traffic accidents, falls, accidents in the workplace, and also while engaging in sports or other activities.

The result of a back or spinal injury can be devastating and life-changing, resulting in rising healthcare costs, possible requirements of home adaptions, and possibly the inability to work. Furthermore, the difficult recovery process can be an even more stressful time for you and your loved ones.

 

How Coleman Legal can help?

The highly experienced team at Coleman Legal will discuss your case with you and advise whether you may have a potential claim against another party. If you have a potential case we will, on your instructions:

1. You were owed a duty of care by another party (for example as a road-user, employee, patient, or visitor to a premises)

2. That duty of care was breached I.e. through negligence

3. You have suffered an injury as a result of that breach of duty/ negligence

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What are the different types of Spinal Injury?

Spinal injuries can be described as ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’

A) Complete Spinal Injury

Complete spinal cord injuries are rare, but they are more serious. A Complete injury results in total Paralysis below the primary level of the injury. Complete spinal cord injuries fall into four categories:

  • Cervical Vertebrae (7): C1 – C7 Spinal Injury
  • Thoracic Vertebrae(12): T1 – T12 Spinal Injury
  • Lumbar Vertebrae (5): L1 – L5 Spinal Injury
  • Sacrum: S1 – S5 Spinal Injury

B) Incomplete Spinal Injury

An Incomplete spinal injury results in some functions remaining on one or both sides of the body.

More than 60% of all spinal cord injuries are incomplete. This is because medical experts are trained to respond appropriately to this type of damage in order to avoid further complications. Incomplete spinal injuries are classified into three categories:

  • Anterior Cord Syndrome
  • Central Cord Syndrome
  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the usual Causes of Spinal Injuries?

There is a number of reasons for Spinal Injuries. These include:

1. Falling from a height

2. Violent assaults or stabbings

3. Road traffic accidents

4. Negligent spinal surgery

5. Sporting accidents

6. Failure or delay in diagnosing Cauda Equina Syndrome

7. Electrical accidents

8. Slip and fall accidents

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have grounds for a spinal injury claim?

There are a number of grounds on which a Spinal Injury claim can be made

1. You were owed a duty of care by another party (for example as a road-user, employee, patient, or visitor to a premises)

2. That duty of care was breached I.e. through negligence

3. You have suffered an injury as a result of that breach of duty/ negligence

Frequently Asked Questions

Statute of limitations for spinal injury claim

Generally, the time limit to bring legal proceedings for a spinal injury claim is two years from the date you first become aware you were injured as a result of an accident/negligent act done to you.

There are however exceptions to this rule. If someone is under the age of 18, the two-year period does not commence until their 18th birthday.

Also, in cases where a person does not know, they have been injured at first and they have taken all steps to find out if they are injured, then the two-year period may not begin until they have established that they are in fact injured in some way.

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SII is the only support and service agency for people who have sustained spinal cord injuries and their families. We provide a nationwide person-centered service to assist people to engage fully in society following their injury

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Our dedicated team has extensive experience in spinal injury claims and we are ready to advise and assist you with a claim. Call us at 1800 844 104 or info@colemanlegal.ie to speak with a member of our Personal Injury Team

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