For a consultation about a nerve damage compensation claim, call the clinical and medical negligence solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online and we’ll call you.
Nerve damage can result in significant pain and, in some cases, even disability. We understand the physical and emotional suffering that these injuries can lead to. You can rely on our experts to help you fight for the compensation you deserve if your nerve damage was caused in full or in part by medical negligence or an accident where someone else was either fully or partly to blame.
The effects of nerve damage
Damage to the nervous system can vary from mild to serious. If the central nervous system in the brain or spinal cord is affected, people can experience severe effects such as paralysis. Damage to peripheral nerves elsewhere in the body can result in anything from tingling and numbness in the hands or feet to loss of balance, muscle weakness or shooting pains in the affected areas.
In the worst cases, nerve damage can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life, stopping them from doing the activities they need to do or enjoy doing. For this reason, it can also have a major impact on their ability to earn money.
Because of the pain and suffering they cause and the effects they can have on people’s way of life, these injuries can also result in considerable emotional distress and anxiety.
While a successful compensation claim can’t undo this suffering, it can play a vital role in helping people to access the treatment and support they need during this difficult time. It can also compensate them for any loss of earnings.
Examples of nerve injury claims
Nerve injury claims can be brought in a range of different circumstances, including the following:
Medical mistakes in surgery
Some nerve injuries occur when surgeons fail to identify a nerve during surgery. We’ve successfully helped people to secure compensation in nerve damage claims including:
- Hip replacement surgery where nerves have been severed
- Knee replacement surgery where nerves have been severed
- Hernia surgery damage to inguinal and genitofemoral nerve
- Damage to nerves from surgery to remove tumours
- Damage to the obturator nerve from tension-free vaginal tape surgery
Nerve damage from injections or syringes
Other nerve injuries occur from needles, whether to give injections, take blood or provide pain relief. Our recent successful claims for compensation include:
- Spinal cord injury by caudal epidural and facet joint injection
- Median nerve damage inflicted while taking blood from the arm
- Radial nerve damage inflicted while taking blood from the arm
Nerve damage from accidents
Nerve damage can also occur as a result of an accident causing injury. You may be able to claim compensation for nerve damage when you’ve been involved in an accident such as:
- Road traffic accident
- Cycling or motorcycling accident
- Accident at work
- Accident abroad
The importance of nerve injury compensation
Slater and Gordon Lawyers understands that for many people who develop disability as a result of nerve injuries, financial compensation can be crucial for their quality of life. The money secured can provide:
- Private medical treatment, avoiding NHS hospital delays
- Nursing care at home
- Help with housework
- Money to cover any loss of earnings
If you think you’ve suffered nerve damage as a result of an accident or negligent medical treatment, contact us for an initial consultation and we’ll be happy to help. Call our specialist personal injury solicitors on freephone 0808 175 8000 or claim online.
No Win, No Fee nerve injury claims
The majority of our nerve damage claims (98%) are funded by a No Win, No Fee agreement, which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. These arrangements make it possible for you to pursue compensation without any financial risk.
If you aren’t successful in your claim, you won’t pay anything. If you do succeed, the other party will cover your solicitor’s costs and your compensation. However, you may need to make a payment known as a ‘success fee’. This is usually calculated as a proportion of your compensation sum. Your solicitor will explain this to you clearly before you sign a No Win, No Fee agreement so that you know exactly what to expect and can make your claim in confidence.
Our specialist solicitors understand that nerve damage injuries occur in many different ways and often cause serious pain and disability. We can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support for nerve damage injuries anywhere in the UK. We can even arrange home or hospital visits for people who can’t attend our offices.
You can rely on us to handle your case in a sympathetic manner and to listen carefully to what you wish to achieve by bringing your claim. We’ll then offer you the best possible legal advice to meet your objectives.
Your next step
Making a successful compensation claim may be key to facilitating your recovery. With the right legal advice and support on your side, this process could be much simpler and less stressful than you think. We’ve considerable experience in these cases and have successfully represented many victims of medical accidents against GPs, NHS trusts and private doctors.
If you’ve experienced a nerve injury, simply contact our experts to start the claims process. We offer a consultation to evaluate the circumstances of your nerve injury case and to help you understand whether or not you can make a compensation claim.
Call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you. Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can reach us around the clock wherever you’re based.
Expertise you can trust
As one of the UK's largest and best-known consumer law firms, with offices located across the country, we’re in a strong position to get the best outcomes for people injured as a result of personal injury and clinical negligence. Many of our solicitors are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice.