Paralysis Compensation Claims
Suffering an injury or illness that results in paralysis is utterly llife-changing Things that were once straightforward can become impossible, and quality of life decreases as the limits or lack of mobility restricts what a person can and cannot do.
From completely eradicating the possibility of earning a living to taking away a person’s independence, life isn’t going to be the same for a victim and their family. For the majority of people suffering a paralysis injury that could have been avoided, paralysis compensation is the only way to claim enough money to live and adapt their homes where required.
Common Injuries That Can Result In Paralysis
Paralysis can occur following a variety of different injuries, and in varying forms. They often involve head or spinal cord trauma, or strokes.
Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents are one of the biggest causes of paralysis injury, as the back and the neck often bare a lot of the force caused by impact, sometimes crushing the spinal cord or badly breaking the back in a place where it cannot be mended.
If you are left paralysed as a result of a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault, you can claim paralysis compensation against the party who acted negligently; whether this be another driver or even the driver of the car that you are in if you were a passenger. In order to claim, evidence of negligence must be collected, which can include gathering CCTV footage, eyewitness accounts and any photographic evidence or police reports of the accident.
Accident at Work
Accidents at work are also very common factors in paralysis injury, with many people suffering crush injuries, slips, trips and falls and sometimes even back injuries from ill-trained manual handling.
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that staff are given proper training in health and safety and manual handling to reduce the risk of serious injury, as well as giving them the proper personal protection equipment should they be working at height or in an areas of high risk, for example.
If the accident which caused the injury was the result of somebody else’s negligence, including your employer, you may be able to claim paralysis compensation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Different Types of Paralysis
Paralysis comes in various levels of severity, and can be generalised or localised in nature, meaning large areas of the body can be affected, or sometimes just specific parts.
In terms of severity, paralysis can mean any of the following:
- Monoplegia – One limb is paralysed.
- Hemiplegia – An arm and a leg on the same side of the body are paralysed.
- Paraplegia – Both legs are paralysed.
- Quadriplegia – Both arms and both legs are paralysed.
If you’ve become paralysed as a result of someone else’s negligence, allow our paralysis compensation experts to help you put forward a claim. For more information on how to start your claims journey, call us today on 01772562084 or complete our paralysis compensation claim form below and a member of our team we will get back to you.