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The nervous system plays an incredibly vital role in our bodies, sending messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Injuries to the nervous system can be very serious, and can greatly impact your quality of life.
If you or a family member has sustained nerve damage through someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Nerve damage can dramatically impact your quality of life and can even be disabling. If you’ve suffered a serious nerve injury, you may require long-term care and recovery can be a long process.
Our specialist team know how life changing it can be to sustain a nerve injury. They can help you access the best possible treatments, rehabilitation and support – while working to secure the maximum possible compensation.
What causes nerve damage?
Nerves can become damaged for a number of different reasons. Physical trauma due to accidents such as road traffic accidents and accidents at work can cause nerve damage. Medical negligence is another cause of nerve injuries. Nerves can be bruised or severed during surgery, causing permanent damage. This extends to other medical procedures such as childbirth. Our specialist personal injury team are experts in these types of claim. They will take down all the details of your case and be able to help you identify who is responsible for causing your nerve damage.
What is nerve damage?
Nerve damage is any kind of injury that occurs to the delicate network of nerve fibres that runs throughout the body. If this network is damaged, the function of the nerve network impaired. Your brain will not be able to send instruction to you body and so your movement and quality of life will be affected. Your body will also not be able to send information from your sense back to you brain, such as pain or heat. Nerve injuries can vary in severity and symptoms can range from numbness to paralysis and loss of involuntary bodily functions like digestion.
Frequently Asked Questions
The compensation you receive depends on the severity of your nerve injury and the impact on your life. Severe, life-changing injuries will involve more compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, care and support, adaptations to the home and loss of earnings and pension.
Yes. The general rule is that you have three years from the date of the accident or the date when you realised your injury may have been caused by someone else’s mistake or negligence.
If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you can claim at any time until the child turns 18. When the child turns 18, they can bring a claim in their own right but the three year time limit will then apply and they will have until they are 21 to do so.
There are exceptions to this rule. For example, there is no time limit for people who don’t have the mental capacity to make legal decisions and different time limits apply for some injuries or illnesses sustained abroad.
There is no time limit for people who don’t have the mental capacity to make legal decisions. Time can be a critical factor in compensation claims, so it’s important to get in touch with our specialist personal injury team as soon as possible for expert advice.
Starting a nerve injury compensation claim is straightforward. To begin your claim, contact us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or online for a free, no obligation chat. Click here to learn more about our team and the high level of expertise in your area of injury.
After an initial consultation phone call, your specialist solicitor will come to visit you in your home – or a location at your convenience – to discuss the details of your claim. This will include information such as how your injuries occurred and the impact that your injuries have on your day-to-day life, so they can understand your needs and advise you on the compensation you may be able to claim.
Our legal expert will also use this as an opportunity to talk you through the process of making a claim and to explain your funding options and any relevant paperwork for making your claim.
From that point on, your solicitor will pursue your claim on your behalf. The next step will be to contact the defendant’s insurers and to start gathering evidence to support your claim, liaising with medical experts and healthcare providers to access your records. Your solicitor will keep you updated as your claim progresses and at every step of the process.
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If you have a question that is not listed above, please visit our FAQs page. Alternatively, please call our specialist team on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation chat.