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  • Overview

    Spinal injury lawyers

    Contact one of our specialist spinal lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    When can you make a spinal injury claim?

    What are common spinal injuries you may be able to claim for?:

    •    Spinal cord injuries
    •    Failure to diagnose spinal meningitis
    •    Late or missed diagnosis of cauda equina 
    •    Delayed diagnosis of spinal cord and/or nerve compression
    •    Consent issues surrounding spinal surgery
    •    Negligently performed spinal fusion (including  Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion ALIF and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion TLIF)
    •    Missed spinal fractures
    •    Errors of x-ray interpretation

    You can also bring a clinical negligence claim for spinal injury on behalf of a child, a matter with which our team of spinal injury lawyers are equally qualified to assist you.

    Frequently asked questions

    How far back can injury be claimed ?
    For an adult (with mental capacity) it is threeyears from the date of the negligence, or from date of knowledge of potential negligence.  For cases involving children a claim must be issued by their 21st birthday.  

    How much compensation will I get for a back injury?
    This will vary depending on the nature of the injury, and the impact it has on your life.  We have settled spinal claims from tens of thousands of pounds, up to several million.

    How to make a spinal injury claim due to medical negligence?
    Make contact with one of our specialist lawyers and we will explain the process.

    How our solicitors can help with orthopaedic and spinal injury claims

    •    The size of our clinical negligence team and the breadth of our knowledge in orthopaedic and spinal injury claims means it is likely that we have already succeeded in recovering compensation in similar circumstances to yours
    •    Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term. This means the need to implement ongoing rehabilitation and support structures (for you and your family) to improve your quality of life, as well as monetary compensation
    •    We make sure your case is fully investigated and guide you carefully through each step of the claim process
    •    Providing a personal service and acting with sensitivity is important to us
    •    We can help you find out why the system has failed you and what went wrong. Or prevent the same thing happening to somebody else
    •    We ensure the right team is in place to support you and your family as the case progresses including:
    •    the best independent case managers and consultants in the country
    •    barristers known for their expertise in orthopaedic and spinal injury clinical negligence work
    •    clinical negligence lawyers with experience in orthopaedic and spinal injury claims

    Our lawyers are specialists in medical negligence cases and our clinical negligence team is one of the most established teams in the country, making our team of spinal injury lawyers highly qualified. 

    We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession 'Chambers and Partners' and 'The Legal 500'.

    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team of specialist lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment, and give you clear advice on the chances of you receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Call us on 01892 510 000 or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your orthopaedic or spinal injury compensation claim.

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    Jonathan Herbert, specialist clinical negligence lawyer acting for the claimant successfully obtained approval of a settlement to compensate her for her husband’s pain and suffering and financial losses following avoidable deterioration caused by unreasonable delays in treatment.

    Compensation for the family of a 50 year old man who died of kidney cancer due to multiple failings but Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

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    Compensation paid after negligent treatment funded by the NHS provided at a private hospital. 

    Patient suffers injury to a spinal accessory nerve during surgery to excise a lymphoma on her neck

    Our client, Ms R, suffered loss of function of her non dominant arm and pain, following surgery on her neck. She required further surgery, which only partly alleviated her symptoms and left her with scarring.  She did not regain her preoperative levels of arm function and was unable to return to work. 

    Carer negligence causes pressure sores to ankles

    Our client, Mr P, who is tetraplegic, suffered with bimalleolar pressure sores on the outside of each ankle which live-in carers failed to protect against, or identify and treat at an early stage.

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    Our client, Mr P, suffered a multiplicity of serious, life changing injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident. 

    Motorway accident leaves driver with multiple injuries and post traumatic stress disorder

    Our client, Mr V, suffered multiple physical injuries as well as developing post traumatic stress disorder and depression following a collision with a lorry driver convicted of driving without due care and attention.

    Spinal fracture following rear end shunt by lorry

    Our client, Mr K suffered a spinal fracture after his car was struck in the rear by a large lorry causing it to spin, crash into a road sign and veer off the road.

    Chef sustains painful back injury at work

    Our specialist Personal Injury lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £40,000 for a claimant chef who sustained a back injury at work after his employer introduced a new system of delivering food to students.

    Car mounts pavement causing pedestrian head injury

    Our specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £95,000 for a man who sustained head, spinal and soft tissue injuries when a car mounted the pavement, striking him.

    Supermarket worker sustains back injury at work

    Our team of specialist personal injury lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured over £13,000 for a supermarket employee who injured her back whilst lifting a heavy object.

    Woman injured when lorry forces car off the road

    Our team of specialist personal injury lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured £24,000 for a woman who suffered from PTSD and soft tissue injuries after lorry strikes the car she was traveling in.

    Multiple injuries for railway worker struck by train at 60mph

    Our specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured a six figure settlement for a railway worker who suffered multiple injuries, including brain damage, when he was struck by a train when the rail lines were re-opened negligently.

    Award for spinal injury in road traffic accident

    Oliver Chapman a specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, have secured £95,000 for a front seat passenger who was injured in a road traffic accident in which the driver died.

    Damages recovered following a failure to diagnose and treat infection

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £26,000 for a young man who suffered injury to his knee after a failure to manage an infection.

    £100,000 recovered for man hit by a forklift truck at work in Paddock Wood

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who recently recovered £100,000 in compensation for Mr B who was injured in an accident at work when he was hit by a forklift truck.

    Swab left inside patient following episiotomy repair

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered compensation for a patient who had a surgical swab left inside her following an episiotomy.

    Damages recovered for delayed diagnosis of severe spinal fracture

    This recent case, in which we recovered £350,000 for our client, shows that it is not always easy for a claimant to prove that a breach of duty led to an adverse outcome.

    Damages recovered following adverse outcome to spinal surgery

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £145,000 for a client who suffered frequent falls, pain and depression as a result of an inappropriate surgical procedure, leaving him with significant care and equipment needs.

    Motorcycle collision causes serious orthopaedic injuries

    Specialist personal injury lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured £90,000 for a young man who suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle collision.

  • Latest Updates

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    A man who was left paralysed and confined to a wheelchair following what he was told would be straightforward operation for a slipped disc, has won a three year battle for compensation against Brighton & Sussex Hospital Trust. The Trust is now liable to pay compensation likely to run into millions of pounds.

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Jenny was very kind and professional she kept in touch so I knew what was happening at all times and she worked very hard for me

Client

George was amazing all the way through he was open and honest.  He always called and emailed when he said he would and always kept me informed and gave the best advice I believe to win this case.  

Client

I have never used a solicitor before this and wasn't sure how things would go but George showed me that he was the right man for the job and in turn gained my trust.

Client

James was amazing. I don't think I have seen a lawyer who has been so dedicated to getting the maximum benefit for our daughter or case as much as James.

Client

James Cahan is a superb claimant clinical negligence lawyer: bright, knowledgeable and highly motivated. He runs a mixed caseload of complex clin neg claims, including urological, surgical and delayed diagnosis cases and also has experience of fatal claims. He would be a standout partner at any firm.

The Legal 500 2022

I feel privileged to have witnessed your talent and intelligence at work on this case. You are clearly brilliant at seeing through all the technical and linguistic issues of this medical case and I hope you have even enjoyed its tortuous path. Thank you also for your sympathy for my plight.

Client

George was excellent throughout.  We got a great result, and he couldn't have been more professional while being compassionate and empathic about the situation.

Client

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