Who Pays for Adaptations to My Home after a Spinal Injury?
The insurance company of the person responsible for your spinal injury will be asked to provide the funds to bring in a case manager.
In this guide, we show the different amounts of personal injury compensation which can be awarded in the UK for different levels of spinal cord injuries, ranging from moderate spinal injury to the most severe spinal injury cases.
The most severe spinal cord injuries might include those where there is paralysis, loss of bladder/bowel function and sexual dysfunction.
The amount of compensation awarded for spinal injuries can vary dramatically. In the most serious cases, where there are significant financial losses, the amount of compensation awarded could be £3 million or more.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a spinal cord injury we can help you. Our Personal Injury Solicitors offer free legal advice and may be able to deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis – ask us for details.
If you’ve sustained a spinal cord injury through no fault of your own, you deserve to be compensated for the difficulties you’ve experienced. If this has happened to you, you might be wondering how much compensation you’re entitled to receive. Unfortunately, this question isn’t easy to answer, as it depends on the circumstances.
In a successful personal injury claim, you will be awarded compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. These are known as your “general damages”. In England and Wales, there are judicial guidelines which set out how much compensation should be awarded for general damages in spinal injury cases.
Not all spinal injuries are the same. Because of this, the compensation guidelines categorise spinal injuries according to severity. For example:
Along with your pain and suffering, you must also be compensated for your financial losses. Sometimes, spinal injuries result in permanent disability and dysfunction. Common problems include the loss of bladder and bowel control, the loss of movement and sensation, and pain.
These complications can hinder your ability to work. You may also need to adapt your home to accommodate your condition. Often in spinal injury cases, there is a need for ongoing care and rehabilitation, along with help around the house. All of this can lead to devastating financial loss, leaving you and your loved ones considerably out-of-pocket.
That is why you will also be awarded compensation for your past and future losses. These are known as your “special damages”. Your general damages and special damages are added together to create your final compensation settlement. This could be as follows:
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