Helen Clifford Law is a member of the Back Up Trust’s legal panel.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, or as a medical injury, you may be able to make a spinal injury compensation claim if someone else is at fault. No two spinal injury accident cases are the same, and I have helped many people like you with spinal injuries, to rebuild their life.
Spinal injury cases may take some time to reach a settlement, because after the shock of the injury, it may take about two years for you to reach your full potential of movement and/or sensation, and the true extent of your injury to become clear.
Although spinal cord injury may disrupt the plans and activities you had, life does go on and it can be as rich and fulfilling as before. Spinal cord injured men and women can go on to become parents. Some people return to their previous jobs, whilst others use the opportunity to retrain for a new profession and/or start new hobbies.
However, it is important to appoint a spinal injury lawyer quickly to investigate your case. Early medical intervention and rehabilitation massively improves the medical outcome for you. Often, if it’s clear that someone else caused the accident, I can obtain interim payments, and appoint case managers and therapists on your behalf. This makes sure you get the best treatment and rehabilitation from Day 1.
Because I really know about spinal injuries claims I identify your needs quickly, recruiting experts to support you as you rebuild your life. You might have extra care and living expenses because of your injury, affecting you and your family for the rest of your life. A successful injury compensation settlement covers your needs for your whole life.
One spinal injured client’s story.
In March 2015, I was returning from a night out in South London, in a car with four friends. However, the driver was drunk, and started to argue with the front passenger. She lost control of the car, and drove into a tree. I was in the back of the car, and although I was belted up, immediately I knew couldn’t move at all.