Spinal & Brain Injury Claims
Whether you want to make a claim for a brain injury sustained in an accident or a spinal injury, the Personal Injury team at Nash & Co Solicitors can help you.
“Each and every accident is a tragedy for those directly affected and their family and friends; everyone involved needs advice, but this has to be given with care and support. Our team have extensive experience in providing both sympathetic and effective help during such times.”
Mike Shiers, Partner
What is classed as a brain injury?
A brain injury is defined as an injury to the brain, as a result of trauma to the head. There are degrees of brain injury (minor, moderate and severe) and different ways in which the injury can be sustained. For example, a brain injury can be the result of a birth injury. Other causes include oxygen deprivation during surgery, a car accident or an assault.
As every injury is unique, people who have suffered a brain injury can be affected in a multitude of ways. For some, this manifests in poor concentration or memory loss. For others, this can lead to a loss of motor skills and cognitive abilities.
What is a spinal injury?
There are two types of a spinal injury – complete and incomplete. A complete injury results in a full loss of movement and sensation below the point of injury. This is due to the nerves being unable to communicate with the brain. An incomplete injury means that there is still some level of feeling and mobility (however faint) below the point of injury.
In cases of complete spinal injury, the effects of injuries at the same site will largely be similar amongst most patients. With incomplete spinal injuries, people will be affected by different levels of incapacitation and paralysis. This applies even if they’ve suffered the ‘same’ injury.
How can we help you?
We understand the turmoil that tragedy can bring, not just to the victim, but to the family as well. These injuries and subsequent compensation claims are as much about ‘life changing’ as they are about ‘life ending’. In the case of spinal or brain injury, seeking compensation isn’t just about recognising the negligence or recklessness of another party. It’s also about getting financial support for your medical bills, ongoing care or loss of earnings.
Here at Nash & Co Solicitors, our team of Personal Injury lawyers have the understanding and expertise to help you gain the compensation you deserve. With a practical, empathetic and pragmatic approach, our Accident Claims team will always put you first. They’ll work to secure the best outcome for you and your family.
If you have suffered a brain or spinal injury within the last three years (three years from the age of 18 in the case of minors), our Personal Injury lawyers can help you to make a claim for compensation.
In some cases, we can request an interim payment for you which can help to reduce financial worries caused by the accident. It can also be used to pay for private treatment. An interim payment is made before the conclusion of your claim. This can be particularly helpful if you have suffered from serious injuries as these cases can take many years before they reach a final conclusion.
Find out more
If you have been affected by an accident that has resulted in a serious spinal or brain injury, we are here to help. We know that this is likely to be a very painful time, but we are here to listen and to provide advice.
Alternatively, you can schedule a call back from any of our solicitors in Plymouth by submitting a request through our contact form.