A spinal cord injury is a traumatic, life-changing event. The consequences of this last for a lifetime and place a great deal of stress upon the injured person and their family.
If you sustain a spinal cord injury then you will face dramatic changes in your life which require your to come to terms with them. This is a difficult thing to do as it involves making readjustments to the way you do things and accepting that life will be different from now on.
These permanent changes in your lifestyle cause a great deal of distress to you and your relatives. The consequences of this include:
- Changing your job or having to give up work altogether
- Having to modify your home or move to a new property which is designed for your needs.
- Arranging specialist nursing care which may be required on a 24-hour basis.
- Additional costs such as rehabilitation, physiotherapy etc.
In many cases, the costs of these have to be met by the family.
There is the pain and discomfort of the spinal injury but this is then followed by the worry of how you will manage from now on. If an injury has resulted in paralysis then this means adjusting to life in a wheelchair which takes time to become accustomed to.
A claim for compensation has a greater chance of success if you can prove that your injury occurred through no fault of your own. The onus is on proving that it occurred due to someone’s lack of care or attention to safety at that time.
Let our Family-First Benjamin Law team kickstart the process of helping you and your family get the compensation that you deserve.