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Back and spinal injury compensation

Spinal cord injuries can be severe and have a life-changing impact on your life and that of your family. In the most serious cases, they include paralysis, sexual dysfunction and the loss of function in the bowel and bladder.

Of course, not every injury to the spinal cord results in paralysis, but many do. However, even a lesser spinal cord injury is likely to cause pain and discomfort and a change to your life while you recover and seek rehabilitation.

Our medical negligence team have over 25 years’ experience of handling compensation claims involving people who have experienced spinal and back injuries from whiplash through to severe injuries and paralysis.


"Jeanette Whyman is an experienced practitioner with a caseload that includes neurological and obstetric claims."

Chambers UK

How much is your claim worth?

The figures below are for guidance only. For details of other claim amounts, please go back to our compensation calculator.

Back and spinal injuries Estimated compensation value
Severe back and spinal injuries £31,300 - £136,905
Moderate back and spinal injuries £10,100 - £23,720
Minor back and spinal injuries £750 - £11,515

The value of your claim is reliant on a variety of factors; these are very individual to you and your circumstances. When assessing the value of your claim your injuries, the impact on your life and any financial impact both now and in the future are all considerations.

No win no fee injury claims

Many of our compensation claims for back and spinal injuries are settled on a no win no fee basis, or a conditional fee agreement to use its technical term. This means there is no financial risk to you. 

The first stage of any medical negligence or personal injury claim is to email or call our team to discuss your back or spinal injury, we’ll need to know the circumstances surrounding your injuries, how they were caused, if there was anyone else involved or if anyone witnessed the incident. We’ll also need to know about any medical advice you have received and the impact this has had on your life.

Based on the details you give to our team they will be able to assess the merits of your claim. Our solicitors will be able to tell you if they think you have a valid claim, the next stages in the process and an estimated value for your claim.

When you have been injured either through medical negligence or a personal injury accident on the road or in the workplace it is important to work with a legal team who have genuine expertise. By their very nature medical and injury cases can be challenging both emotionally and legally so it’s key to a successful outcome that you have a solicitor you can trust.

A solicitor who is experienced in dealing with spinal and back injuries will be able to work your case to ensure you receive the compensation needed to cover your lifetime needs.

"Rachael was extremely helpful and very thorough all through the process and gave me every confidence of a satisfactory outcome."

Derek Bayliss

Time limits

Back and spinal injuries like all personal injury and medical negligence cases have strict time limits on bringing a claim, this is usually three years. It is therefore important that you seek immediate legal advice from an expert as soon as you are aware of an issue.

Our team

Our team of solicitors is led by a recognised expert in medical negligence and personal injury, Jeanette Whyman. Jeanette is accredited by both the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She was described by a client in Chambers 2015 as “first class and lovely to deal with” so you can feel assured you’re in professional and compassionate hands. 

Jeanette is regularly quoted in articles about the NHS, medical negligence cases and personal injury. Her cases are often featured in the national press.

Jeanette and her team have helped hundreds of people who have suffered from neck injuries and trauma recover compensation for their injuries.

We work with a pool of investigators and medical experts to help secure your case. They help us to build a successful case for you looking at your medical reports and injuries, the likely cost of any medical treatment you have needed or may need in the future. Also taken into account are things such as care, rehabilitation, equipment and in some cases accommodation and travel expenses.

By their very nature severe neck injuries or neck trauma cases can take longer to complete than a less serious whiplash compensation claims. It is however important to ensure you receive all the compensation you are entitled to.

"Jeanette Whyman is a well-established figure in the clinical negligence field"

Chambers UK
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