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.
How Much Compensation for Paralysis?
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 well 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 with our Leeds Personal Injury Solicitors
If, following an accident, you, a friend or family member is left paralysed then you should seek legal advice from our accident claims lawyers for 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 who has experience in dealing with these types of claims.
Our accident claims lawyers for Leeds can 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 a personal injury solicitor should be instructed within three years of the date of the accident, otherwise it may be too late to bring a claim.
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