£200,000 Compensation for a Fractured Spine
Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? At Legal Expert, we help Claimants that have suffered a fractured spine or a broken back injury, which were caused by the negligence of another party. Whether you need to make a road traffic accident claim, claim for an injury at work, claim for care home negligence or a claim for an accident in a shop, we can help. We work with some of the best personal injury solicitors in the country, including no win no fee solicitors. So if your life has been turned upside down by a spinal fracture, call Legal Expert today to see if you can make a legitimate claim for compensation.
In this case study, we are going to look at the case of Miss M, who suffered serious injuries, including a spinal fracture when she was in the care of others. Miss M suffers from severe psychiatric problems, which included a tendency to self harm and was being treated in a psychiatric hospital at the time of her injury. Miss M, was suffering a psychotic episode at the time of her injury, where she was potentially a danger to herself. Despite this, she was allowed to jump out of a 4th floor window.
What Injuries Were Sustained in this Case?
As you can imagine, Miss M sustained very serious injuries as a result of her fall. These included: fracturing both feet, several fractured ribs, a punctured lung, which led to a chest infection and a fractured spine. As a result of the spinal fracture the victim suffered partial paralysis of her legs and lost control of her bladder. Within three months, the partial paralysis began to ease, as a result of using a back brace. However the incontinence did not improve and she had to be fitted with a catheter. An expert assessment concluded that this would be permanent and that Miss M would also suffer from ongoing spinal pain for the rest of her life.
The Allegation And The Compensation Award
As you can imagine, Miss M’s existing psychiatric condition made her injuries all the more distressing and this compensation claim case all the more sensitive. Fortunately, rather than having the compensation claim proceed to court, the legal team representing the Defendant agreed to work amicably with the Claimant’s legal team, to come to a fractured spine settlement out of court. The Claimant was awarded half the amount for pain, suffering and loss of amenity. She was also compensated a further award for loss of income, as a result of her injuries, leading to an overall payment of £200,000 for Miss M. Fortunately the Claimant was judged to have the mental capacity to understand the settlement so the claim did not need to proceed to court.
No Win No Fee Solicitors
A fractured spine or a broken back injury is an incredibly serious injury. In the most extreme cases, spinal fractures or a broken back can lead to permanent paralysis and have severe impact on the victim’s quality of life. A victim will usually have to spend a long time in hospital and recovering, so is likely to lose income, due to being temporarily and sometimes permanently unfit to work. If you have suffered a broken back injury or spinal fracture then you may be unwilling or unable to pay an upfront solicitor’s fee, due to stress or lack of funds. We work with no win no fee solicitors, who can offer you a conditional fee agreement. This means that you will only pay your fee, if your case for broken back or fractured spine compensation is successful, removing the financial risk of making a claim.
Do you need to seek compensation for a fractured spine, or a broken back injury? Call Legal Expert today to enquire about personal injury solicitors offering a no win no fee service.
Contact Legal Expert Today
Are you the victim of a spinal fracture or a broken back injury? If the accident was not your fault and the blame lies with another party, then you can claim for compensation. As broken back or fractured spine injuries are very serious, your claim could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. Call us on 0800 073 8804 today for your free legal consultation with one of our friendly advisors. You will be advised on whether or not you have a legitimate claim, how much it could be worth and we will proceed to match you to an expert personal injury to handle your case, which could be a no win no fee solicitor if you wish.
Don’t delay, call Legal Expert or email today to start your compensation claim as soon as possible.
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