Spinal Injury Claim

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.

Furthermore, the difficult recovery process can be an even more stressful time for you and your loved ones.

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Traumatic Spinal Injuries

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.

Given the complex nature of this devastating injury and the vitalness of your recovery in peace, it is advisable to contact an experienced catastrophic injury solicitor as soon as possible. Coleman Legal can help you recover compensation to help meet the needs of your and your loved one’s life-changing injury. We can help you recover compensation to help meet the needs of your and your loved one’s life-changing injury.

To speak with one of our medical negligence claim solicitors call (1800)844104 or complete our online enquiry form.


How do Spinal Injuries Occur?

Most Spinal Injuries are as a result of a sudden, traumatic blow to the Vertebrae. Examples of these are trauma following a car accident or a serious fall. Depending on the type and/or location of the trauma, the severity of the injury will vary from chronic pain to Paralysis.

What are the different types of Spinal Injury?

Spinal injuries can be described as ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’. A Complete injury results in total Paralysis below the primary level of the injury.  An Incomplete injury results in some function remaining on one or both sides of the body, there remains some communication between the brain and the body.

The types of injury include:

  • A Thoracic Spinal Injury
  • A Cervical Spinal Injury
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • A Lumbosacral injury
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What are the usual Causes of Spinal Injuries?

There are variety of causes of Spinal Injuries. These include:

  • Falling from a height
  • Violent assaults or stabbings
  • Car accidents
  • Negligent spinal surgery
  • Sporting accidents
  • Failure or delay in diagnosing Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Electrical accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents

On what grounds can a Spinal Injury claim be made?

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

  • Medical Negligence – Injury to the Spine can occur during spinal treatment or surgery. It may also occur through an infection entering the spinal canal. If the injury to the spine was preventable, had the appropriate medical care been provided, it may be possible to bring a claim for compensation.
  • Negligence – Injury to the spine may be as a result of the negligence of someone else. An example of this would be spinal injuries suffered as a result of a car accident or a fall at another’s premises. It will be necessary to prove the Defendant was negligent.
  • Defective Products – Injury to the spine may be as a result of the use of a product that is defective. This includes defective medical products and pharmaceutical products.

What are the legal time limits for a Spinal Injury Claim?

Generally, the time limit to bring legal Proceedings is two years form 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.

Case Settlements

The majority of cases of this nature do not go to court as a settlement is negotiated between the parties. Settlement meetings are arranged by your solicitors, and you will be advised as to every step in the process.

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How We Can Help ?

Our dedicated team has extensive experience in spinal injury claim and we are ready to advise and assist you with a claim. We understand how deeply distressing and traumatic the consequences of spinal injury and sometimes illnesses an be.

If you have sustained an injury or contracted an illness due to a situation involving any catastrophic injury and have questions surrounding an incident, please contact our Catastrophic Injuries Claims Team today at Coleman Legal.

Please contact our Catastrophic Brain Injury Solicitors at Coleman Legal representatives: Philip Treacy and Rose Sweeney in confidence by email: info@colemanlegalpartners.ie or by telephone for free on 1800-844104 to see how we can help you.

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Senior (Personal Injury Litigator)

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Philip Treacy

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