How we can help you
We act for individuals who have been seriously injured when it wasn’t their fault. If you’re not the injured person, you may be a family member or carer for someone who has been seriously injured and are looking after their best interests.
We have acted for spinal cord injury clients across the UK and overseas. Our work leads us to meet people who have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a road traffic collision involving a bicycle, motorbike or car, or as a pedestrian; an accident at work where there has been a lapse in health and safety standards; an accident at home or in a public place; a disaster such as a train crash or terror attack; an extreme sports injury or a fall from height.
Clients also come to us if they have suffered from medical negligence, where substandard care provided by a medical professional causes an injury or existing condition to worsen. Negligence in a healthcare setting can include misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, incorrect treatment or surgical mistakes. Spinal injury medical negligence cases are particularly complex because the claimant almost always has a history of back pain / issues; our job is to prove that their condition has been made worse by the negligence and would not have resulted anyway from the original injury or condition.
Why choose Leigh Day?
For over 30 years we’ve been helping people like you, who have suffered spinal cord injuries, to achieve financial security and rebuild their lives.
Our lawyers have set precedents in ground-breaking cases for spinal cord injured people. We fight to get the best possible outcome for our clients. Our healthcare team has brought one of the only successful spinal cord injury cases on when a patient may have consented to suffer injury during surgery.
Throughout the legal process our overriding objective is the wellbeing of you and your family. Our lawyers deal with many challenging cases and have a real understanding of the impact a spinal cord injury can have on you and those closest to you. We aim to secure interim payments so your rehabilitation treatments and therapies can begin as soon as possible, and so that you are covered for any loss of earnings or other financial expenses incurred.
As part of our service, we offer advice on the benefits you are entitled to, identify unclaimed or underpaid benefits, assist with the completion of claim forms and appeal negative or incorrect awards.
If you want to return to work, our employment team can advise on the obligation on employers to provide reasonable adjustments for workers with a disability.
Should you need them, our Human Rights team has experts in health and social care, who act in cases concerning access to, or lapses in, health and social care
We take great pride in our work and our client service. Don’t take our word for it – 97 % of clients give us a rating of ‘great’ or ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot.