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Paralysis can be caused in a number of ways, such as road traffic accidents, falls from heights or medical negligence. An accident that results in paralysis can be devastating for everyone involved, not just the victim but also family and friends. Paralysis is caused by damage to the nerves and the spinal cord. Paralysis is complicated, it can be temporary or it can be permanent and it can affect the upper part of the body (tetraplegia) or the lower part of the body (paraplegia). Anyone who has suffered paralysis as a result of a third party’s negligence can make a paralysis compensation claim.
Compensation for Paralysis – Personal Injury Claims Leeds
Whilst each case will be determined on its own merits, due to the serious nature of paralysis, the amount of compensation that a claimant can claim can be substantial and could be over a million of pounds. In addition to compensation for the paralysis and the loss of amenity, there will also be a payout for expenses that have been incurred as a result of the paralysis which themselves could be substantial including physiotherapy, care costs, adaptations to the home, medical bills and so on. This compensation will be paid out by the negligent party or more accurately the negligent party’s insurance company.
Make a Claim for Paralysis
If, following an accident, you, a friend or family member is left paralysed then you should seek legal advice from an accident claims lawyer in Leeds. Due to the serious nature of the injury and the likely level of compensation involved it is important that you use the services of a personal injury lawyer in Leeds who has experience in dealing with these types of claims.
A good accident claims lawyer in Leeds is likely to take on your cases on a no win no fee* basis and will help to establish who was responsible for the accident, give an indication as to the likely level of compensation, arrange the appropriate medical assessments and so on. In order to protect the claim an accident claims lawyer in Leeds should be instructed within three years of the date of the accident otherwise it may be too late to bring a claim.
We are experts in all forms of body specific injury claims. If you have been hurt in an accident and would like to learn more about claiming personal injury compensation then select the area of your body that has been affected and then call us to discuss your case.