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Orthopaedics & Spinal Injuries

At Alsters Kelley, we have the experience and expertise to deal with the full range of orthopaedic injuries, from straightforward fractures to the most complex of spinal injury claims. We recognise that compensation is but one part and that rehabilitation, assistance and a guiding hand from someone who has the experience in dealing with injuries is of equal importance.

Many of our orthopaedic cases arise from a delay in diagnosis. Injuries can often be missed at A+E, or not diagnosed correctly from an x-ray. A delay in diagnosis can lead to further problems and it is important that this is assessed properly by an independent expert, to understand how the delay has affected the individual.

The legal process can be complex, but we aim to take the pressure away from you. We are happy to have an informal chat to see whether we can help you.

Spinal Injuries

It is estimated that up to 400,000 people in the UK have a spinal injury, and that two people are paralysed every day in Britain as a result of an injury to their spinal cord. A spinal injury can be serious, particularly if the spinal cord is damaged. A spinal cord injury can result in a loss of mobility and feeling below the site of the injury, resulting in paraplegia or tetraplegia. It is, however, possible to suffer a broken neck or broken back without damaging your spinal cord.

As spinal injuries can impact dramatically upon your lifestyle, it is important that specialist advice, both medically and legally, is obtained from the start. Your solicitor will be able to provide legal advice and assistance with regard to the financial support and help that is available to you throughout your legal claim. We visit our clients in spinal injury units and hospitals, as well as at home.

Clinical negligence claims involving spinal injury can be complex due to the number of factors to consider, and it is vital that you instruct a legal team who have experience of dealing with spinal injuries and spinal cord injuries. Damage to the spinal cord can occur not only as a result of trauma, but can occur as a result of disease or infection and it is crucial that the diagnosis is made promptly so that treatment can start early enough to prevent further damage.

Why bring a claim for compensation?

In an instant, a spinal cord injury can change your entire life. Compensation can be a lifeline to helping you rebuild your life, cater for your ongoing needs and provide the level of independence that you will wish to maintain. In many cases, it can be some time before settlement and a specialist lawyer will be able to arrange an interim payment in order to pay for equipment, care and accommodation so you can concentrate on your rehabilitation.

Do I have a case?

Cases involving spinal cord injury are complex and often involve a complicated series of events. Even if you are not sure whether you are entitled to claim for compensation, seeking advice from a specialist solicitor will reassure you about your legal rights.

Alsters Kelley is a leading law firm with a respected reputation in the field of clinical negligence and personal injury. The department adopts a team approach to the handling of cases ensuring that your case is handled by experienced and friendly professionals. It can take some time for a clinical negligence case to reach its conclusion and it is important that you are comfortable with your solicitor and that you feel you can communicate with them. We aim to listen to you and meet your needs.

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Kiran Jalota
Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

Kiran's role is to recover necessary compensation for victims of negligence who have suffered physical and/or psychological injury & other consequential loss. Read more

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