Paralysis Compensation Claims
If you have been left paralysed after an accident, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. We understand how serious an injury this is for anyone to suffer; one which can completely change someone’s life. A compensation award cannot cure your paralysis, but it can pave the way for you to receive state of the art medical treatment and help to adjust your living situation so that it best suits your needs.
JMW’s experienced solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation that will allow you to make the necessary adjustments to your home and daily life, as well as continue to support yourself and your family financially.
What is Paralysis?
Paralysis is a term that covers a range of injuries where there is a loss of muscle function in part of your body. It can result in a loss of feeling and other bodily functions. Paralysis is not usually caused by problems with the muscles themselves, but by damage to the nerves and the spinal cord, which are used to control those muscles.
Types of Paralysis
There are varying degrees of paralysis that affect different parts of the body, including:
- Monoplegia, when one limb is paralysed.
- Hemiplegia, when the arm and the leg on one side of the body are paralysed.
- Paraplegia, where both legs and sometimes the pelvis and some of the lower body are paralysed.
- Tetraplegia, where both the arms and legs are paralysed. This is also known as quadriplegia.
Common Causes of Paralysis
Our team has dealt with a wide range of paralysis claims and successfully secured compensation to help sufferers get their lives back on track. There are many ways paralysis can be caused, but the most common we have seen:
- Road traffic accidents
- Head trauma
- Misdiagnosis of a medical condition
- Surgical errors
- Sporting accidents
- Multiple sclerosis
Regardless of how your paralysis was caused, if it was due to somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Why Choose JMW?
Paralysis is an extremely serious condition that can completely change the life of the victim and those closest to them. We understand how traumatic suffering from paralysis can be and we are committed to giving you the best possible legal advice and support to make sure you are able to gain access to the equipment, resources and treatment required to have the best possible quality of life.
JMW’s dedicated team of serious injury solicitors can help secure the compensation that will fund the cost of carers, equipment and adjustments to the home. We will work tirelessly to secure the best possible result, helping to improve the quality of life for those with paralysis.