Claim Compensation for Accidents Leading to Paralysis
You can seek legal advice from our Birmingham Personal Injury claims lawyers if you have been involved in an accident that has led to paralysis and would like to seek compensation.
Paralysis happens when the muscles in your body lose the ability to function. Messages are passed between the brain and the muscles allowing you to move your muscles the way the brain wants them too. When these messages get interrupted the movement of the muscles becomes paralysed.
What is Paralysis?
Paralysis can be of many different sorts; it may just affect a certain part of your body or it may be widespread and affect the movement of a larger area. It can take place on either side of your body and may leave you partially or completely paralysed. Quadriplegia is paralysis affecting the arms and the legs and paraplegia is when the lower half of your entire body gets paralysed. If there has been damage to the nerves as well as the muscles, paralysis may occur alongside a loss of feeling.
What Injuries Can Cause Paralysis?
The biggest cause of paralysis is damage to the nerves, in particular the spinal cord. The spinal cord is a large part of the nervous system which means that paralysis of any kind may lead to brain damage. Stroke, neck injury, spinal cord injury, tumour or any sort of trauma can lead to paralysis. Paralysis can be life changing as well as permanent which is why it is extremely important to get urgent medical help if you have been in a situation where you suspect you may be at risk of being paralysed.
After seeking medical attention speak to a lawyer in Birmingham who will be able to give you the appropriate advice regarding compensation. Treating the underlying cause is possibly the only treatment available for paralysis alongside physical and occupational therapy.
The whole process can be very time consuming, stressful and expensive. Receiving medical compensation may help cover potential loss of earnings. Depending on the damage the nervous system has gone through paralysis may be cured as long as the underlying reason can be treated.
Paralysis Compensation Solicitors of Birmingham
Contact our personal injury lawyers today with a view to seeking compensation for your injuries. Call us on 0800 083 8358. If you prefer you can also contact us online for more information.
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