Sustaining a spinal cord injury is usually catastrophic for the individual involved and anyone connected with them. Motor and sensory paralysis have massive physiological implications that people have to learn to manage. Moreover the management of spinal cord injury is undertaken in a world that’s by and large ignorant of the needs of wheelchair users and others with paralysis.
One way to secure funds to manage your injury and help put your life back together is by getting compensation if another party was at fault. SIA welcomes and embraces those legal firms that support people with SCI. The aim of the Choosing a Solicitor book is to help you find the best support for your case. All of the firms identified in this Directory have met a strict set of criteria laid down by SIA with your needs in mind - so be confident in using it. Each of the solicitors listed will:
SIA's publication, Choosing a Solicitor - SIA's approved list of Personal Injury Solicitors and Case Managers 2012 - 2013 has the names of over 100 solicitors who are experienced in SCI claims and who have met the standards set by SIA. It also lists a number of case managers who are experienced with the needs of spinal cord injured people. You can obtain a copy, free of charge, in the SIA Shop or search the online directory.
Will provide guidance about being sure of your rights as a disabled person. Buy the book individually or buy a complete set of Moving Forward from the SIA Shop.
Will provide indepth guidance on pursuing personal injury claims. Buy the book individually or buy a complete set of Moving Forward from the SIA Shop.
Before taking any action, we also recommend that you read ‘Claiming Compensation – The Importance of Seeing the Right Solicitor’ (PDF) by Jonathan Fogerty (injury level C 5/6), a solicitor and a current SIA Trustee. It details why a claimant should pursue a compensation claim and why it is important that they see the right solicitor.