We can help you and your loved ones
If you're suffering paralysis or have suffered from temporary paralysis, we can help. Paralysis is a life-changing condition that drastically impacts your future and the future of those around you.
If you or your loved one is suffering paralysis, we can help. We've been working with personal injury claims for over 26 years, helping people who have suffered a serious injury get the compensation and apology they deserve following an accident that wasn't their fault.
While we can't fully understand what you're feeling and experiencing, we do understand that becoming paralysed is an incredibly traumatic and significant event in anyone's life and we believe that you absolutely should get the advice, help and financial support you need.
What your compensation can help with
We know that compensation will not cure your paralysis but your compensation can help with your future, recover your loss of earnings and cover the cost of any adaptations you might need to make to your life, home and car.
When your solicitor negotiates your compensation, they work hard to secure you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. That means they consider the full impact of your injury to your life, future and your family life, including:
- Your loss of earnings
- Your future loss of earnings if you're no longer able to work or you need to change career or working hours
- Any spends you accumulated, such as prescription costs and travel costs
- Your loved one's loss of earnings
- Any care you've been given, even when that care has been given for free
- Any equipment or care you'll need to support your future
You can get an estimated figure of how much compensation you might be entitled to before calling us, by using our compensation calculator. Our calculator uses industry figures and your experience to work out a guideline figure of how much compensation you might receive.
Do you have a claim?
The best way to find out if you're eligible to claim is to contact us about your experience. All calls to us are free on , and as an advisory service we never pressure anybody into starting a claim or talking to one of our solicitor firms. In fact, we're simply here to give you the advice you need about making a claim and to let you know if we think you're eligible to claim.
That means we listen to everything you have to say about your accident and paralysis and give advice based on your experience.
Before you call, we typically advise that if your accident happened in the last three years, caused you an injury such as paralysis and the accident was caused by somebody else, then it's likely you'll have a claim.
There are cases where you may have longer than three years to make a claim. These are often extremely serious cases where the person injured has had their mental capacity affected and are now unable to make a legal decision themselves, or where the accident has involved a child.
Claiming on behalf of somebody else
We know that not everybody reading this page will be a sufferer of paralysis themselves. In fact, we know that in the most serious cases the person who has been injured may be unable to think about their future or compensation and so you may be reading on their behalf.
If that's the case then we can speak to the friends, family members or professional guardian of anybody who has suffered paralysis. You can contact us for free on .
You may also be reading this page because you believe your friend or loved one deserves justice for their accident but they are unwilling or too distracted to enquire themselves. We're happy to speak to you on behalf of your loved one and can answer any questions you might have on their behalf. Simply call us on for free advice.
How we can help you make a paralysis claim
The first thing we can help with if you're thinking of making a claim, is telling you whether we think you have a claim.
We do this using our 26 years' experience of working with personal injury claims, and by truly listening to what you have to say about your accident.
If we think you have a claim we'll let you know during your call with us and ask your permission to transfer you to one of our experienced, specialist solicitors. You're welcome to say no, but by saying yes we're able to take the stress out of finding the right solicitor for your case, who has experience and understands the severity of your claim.
Once you've been transferred to one of our solicitors you'll then discuss your accident and injury in slightly more detail with them and agree on a no win no fee agreement. This means that the financial risk of making a claim is minimised, because if your claim isn't successful you won't have to pay a penny.
There are some rare cases where no win no fee agreements can't be used, but if they apply to you then your solicitor will let you know and discuss alternatives.
Accidents that can cause paralysis
Paralysis is a serious injury that results from major trauma to your body. It can affect you temporarily or permanently but ultimately means the loss of full function in a part of your body, even when the symptoms are temporary.
While paralysis can be caused by medical conditions such as strokes, where nobody is to blame for the condition, there are many accidents that can cause paralysis.
Paralysis caused by an accident in the workplace
Many people worry that if they suffer an accident at work that it could be considered their own fault for not being experienced, skilled or vigilant enough. This simply isn't true. If your paralysis was caused by an accident in the workplace, then your employer may be liable under the Health and Safety at Work 1974 Act.
The Health and Safety at Work Act means that your employer is responsible for your safety whilst you are in the workplace, and must meet certain requirements to keep the working environment safe.
If you have been involved in an accident in the workplace that has led to you becoming paralysed, this may mean that they have not met their responsibilities as your employer.
This could be because:
- They failed to provide you with the correct training
- They did not provide the correct safety equipment for your role
- They failed to take the necessary steps to maintain a safe workplace, including inspecting machinery and keeping the floor safe from hazards
We understand that making a claim against an employer can be worrying, but we're here to support you. Find out more about making a claim against your employer here or get in touch to discuss your circumstances in more detail on .
Paralysis caused by a road traffic accident
Road accidents can cause serious injuries that have a huge impact on those involved, and their families.
If you have been paralysed by injuries you received in a road traffic accident that wasn't your fault, then you could claim compensation against the person responsible for the accident. This might be the driver of the other vehicle or the driver of a vehicle in which you were a passenger. It could also be that your accident was caused by the conditions of the road, if the road was in poor condition, cracked or had potholes; or if the traffic management system put in place wasn't working correctly.
Negligence can usually be proven by evidence such as police reports, CCTV footage, eyewitness accounts, and photographic records.
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and it was somebody else's fault, then we recommend getting in contact with us on .
Paralysis caused by a medical mistake
If you believe that your paralysis has been caused by a medical mistake, then we're sorry. We know that nobody anticipates complications when they seek medical treatment. However, we can help you make a compensation claim if you've been paralysed by a medical mistake such as surgical negligence or misdiagnosis.
Types of paralysis
Paralysis can refer to a range of conditions with varying severity. The classifications of paralysis include:
- Localised Paralysis - the paralysis affects a specific part of the body, such as the face, the arm, or the foot
- Generalised Paralysis - the paralysis affects larger areas of the body
- Monoplegia - one limb is paralysed
- Hemiplegia - an arm and a leg on both sides of the body are paralysed
- Paraplegia - both legs are paralysed, sometimes including the pelvis and other parts of the lower body
- Tetraplegia - both arms and legs are paralysed
If you've suffered any of the above conditions because of an accident that wasn't your fault, then we're so sorry that you've experienced this.
We can help you get the compensation you need by helping you start a no win no fee claim. Contact us today for free advice.