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Why choose us

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury the emotional and physical impact can be lifechanging. 

We’re here to get you access to the best medical care, rehabilitation and support. We’ll investigate your case to find out if anyone was at fault, and work to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. We’ll also assess the impact of your injury to understand what support you’ll need now and in the future.

Openness, trust and honesty

By building a relationship based on openness, trust and honesty, we’re better placed to provide the expert advice you need. Our highly specialised team will put your needs first. And we’ll approach your case with care and consideration.

First we’ll secure interim payments for you so that you can get early access to specialist rehabilitation. We know that an excellent rehab programme gives you the chance to live an independent life.

We’ll also advise on state benefits, employment rights and other financial issues. The majority of the spinal injury claims we handle are on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis. So you don’t need to worry about paying anything upfront. Furthermore you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful.

Here to help you

We know that learning to live with a spinal cord injury can be a long and emotional process. We’re here to help, so you can focus on what really matters.

Making a claim can seem daunting, but with more APIL*-accredited spinal injury specialists than any other firm in the UK we’re here to answer any questions you may have. We pride ourselves on securing the best outcome for you and your family and are willing to fight difficult cases to ensure you can live an independent and fulfilling life.

*Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Helping your recovery

Compensation can pay for important services to support your recovery or help you with everyday living, such as:

  • Adaptations to your home
  • Transport
  • Help with loss of earnings and expenses
  • Private healthcare
  • Rehabilitation and therapy

 

Ainsley’s story

Watch our short clip showing how we helped Ainsley to get involved in adapted sports and rebuild his life after spinal injury.

It was so hard coming to terms with my injury, but sport has assisted with my recovery and opened me up to a whole new world of possibilities

Ainsley

 

Meet the team

Cathy Leech

Accredited spinal cord injury expert and assessor (APIL)

I enjoy the relationships with clients and their families and keep in touch with many of them long term, their experience helps me with advising newly-injured people too. To watch people who have been through a really traumatic experience emerge from their rehabilitation and build in confidence for the future and help to support them through that is a privilege.

I also value enormously working with charities which support injured people; particularly the Spinal Injuries Association with whom I helped develop initiatives to support Spinal Cord Injured people, like the Peer Support Service and Health Care Professional study days as well as doing a lot of fundraising for them. They must be a worthy charity if they can make me run marathons and ride a bike for miles!

Rachael Aram

Accredited spinal cord injury expert and assessor (APIL)

I’m inspired to help my clients and their families at a time in their lives when they have been through such a traumatic experience and everything they hold dear to them appears to be changing. This can happen in a number of ways whether it is assisting with introductions to private rehabilitation, appointing a case manager, liaising with architects over housing adaptations, securing interim funding to pay for much needed services or helping them with debt management.

Julianne Moore

Spinal cord injury & accredited medical negligence expert (APIL)

Every day I am struck by the strength and the dignity that patients and their families who have been injured or affected by medical negligence cope with their injury or losses. I feel very humbled to work with these individuals, to find them answers and where appropriate seek compensation for their injuries to provide funds to assist with their day to day lives and if possible rehabilitation. I am also aware that bringing medical negligence claims and highlighting patient safety issues can raise standards of medical treatment and hopefully prevent similar incidents happening to other patients.