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If you have been paralysed in an accident that wasn't your fault, we're here for you. Our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury solicitors have the diligence and tenacity to help you win the compensation you deserve.
Paralysis is a medical condition that can be defined as the complete loss of movement and feeling in a part (or parts) of the body. Understandably, the ramifications of paralysis are enormous, both for the individual who has been affected and for their family members. If you or someone you love has been paralysed because of another person's negligence or incompetence, you may be able to claim compensation.
While we know that no amount of compensation could ever make up for the pain, suffering and sadness that a diagnosis of paralysis will have had for you and your loved ones, we hope that it can go some way to easing financial worries and planning for the future.
If you've been affected by paralysis, contact us today to find out how we could help you. Whether you're looking for advice, help, or want to make a claim straight away, our friendly and compassionate team of personal injury advisors will listen with patience and sympathy and offer you advice that is clear, honest, and tailored to your personal circumstances.
After your initial consultation, you may be referred on to one of our experienced, diligent, and tenacious personal injury solicitors to discuss your claim in more detail. If you decide to make a claim, your personal injury solicitor will work with you throughout the claims process, easing any stress or anxiety you may have by ensuring you are always informed of the progress of your claim.
Your claim will also be handled on a No-Win, No-Fee basis, meaning you won't have to worry about payment if your claim is unsuccessful.
To find out more about our experience handling paralysis injury cases, and to find out how we could help you, contact us today.
If you’re thinking of making a claim for compensation, you’ll likely want to know how much you may be able to receive. Below we have outlined some estimates for compensation that you could receive for a paralysis injury.
Please be aware these are just estimates and your specific case may be different. If you’d like more detail based on your circumstances, please contact our team today.
I contacted PSR after hearing about their efficiency and expert knowledge. They charge a relatively small fee and made the process completely stress free.
I contacted PSR after hearing about their efficiency and expert knowledge. They charge a relatively small fee and made the process completely stress free.
Affecting all limbs, with extreme movement limitations from the neck down
£324,600 - £403,990
Usually affecting the lower limbs, and sometimes part of the torso
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I qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and worked as a Personal Injury Specialist throughout my legal career, dealing with high value serious injury cases obtaining both compensation and rehabilitation for my clients. I was a member of APIL (Association Of Personal injury Lawyers) and recognised by the Law Society as being a Senior Personal Injury Solicitor.
After working in various law firms, both small high street firms and a larger practice in Manchester, I saw a gap in the market for a high quality practice that had the same core high street values of being personable and approachable and combining them with the efficiency and professionalism of a larger practice. PSR Solicitors was therefore established in 2009 and since then PSR Solicitors has provided high quality legal services to local clients throughout North Wales and Cheshire.
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Richard Layfield LLB
I've been a Solicitor at PSR Solicitors since March 2013 and am head of Personal Injury throughout the firm as well as having full responsibility for managing the Rhyl office.
I completed both my Law LLB and LPC degrees at Cardiff University, graduating in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Thereafter, I completed my 2-year training contract at a firm based in Cardiff, then I was retained by this firm as a Criminal Defence Solicitor until I decided to relocate up to North Wales.
As an experienced personal injury and civil litigation Solicitor, I represent Claimants in all manner of personal injury case work including injuries as a result of Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work, and Occupiers Liability Accidents. I handle all types off personal injury claims from the minor right through to complex, serious injury claims.
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Mark House LLB
I completed my law degree and legal practice course at Nottingham Law School, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2004. I then worked at a specialist personal injury firm in the East Midlands and a leading regional firm, before joining PSR in 2017.
With PSR I've continued to specialise in acting for Personal Injury claimants and have developed a keen understanding of the procedures and tactics involved in pursuing a claim, as well as the difficulties and concerns faced by people who have suffered as the result of an accident.
Since 2014 I've been proud to help hundreds of people. I've represented the public in all manner of injury claims, including serious orthopaedic injuries, brain damage, and psychological trauma. I was instructed to deal with claims for clients in the aftermath of the Potters Bar rail crash and the Penhallow hotel fire.
In addition, I represent clients in relation to all manner of disputes. I have dealt with professional negligence claims, such as those against solicitors and builders. I have helped clients recover money which is due to them and to dispute invoices which have been sent to them. I have helped business defend claims against them. I have tackled neighbour and boundary disputes.
I live locally to the Colwyn Bay office, and outside of work, I enjoy taking advantage of the coastal and mountain outdoor activities which are available on the doorstep. I'm also heavily involved with an outdoor pursuits charity, which I find an enjoyable and rewarding way of using my free time.
USUAL LOCATIONS: Shotton Office, Wrexham Office, Colwyn Bay Office, Wallasey Office
Jasmine Simpson LLB (Hons)
I joined PSR Solicitors in May 2022 as part of their first cohort of Trainee Solicitors. After being admitted as a Solicitor in August 2023, I joined the firm's Litigation Department.
I completed my Law degree at The University of Liverpool in 2018, then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, Chester.
Outside of work I enjoy making the most of living in North Wales and often spend my weekends on the Llyn Peninsula. I also enjoy going to the gym, skiing holidays and travelling to warmer destinations.
USUAL LOCATIONS: Rhyl Office, Colwyn Bay Office
Paralysis often occurs as a result of injuries to the spinal cord. Such injuries typically disrupt the flow of messages from parts of the body to the brain, causing numbness, lack of feeling, and cessation of movement.
In people without these types of injuries, the decision to move one's limbs begins in the brain. From there, messages are sent to the nerves of the body via the spinal cord. When the spinal cord is damaged, the messages sent by the brain are unable to reach the intended limbs, and movement cannot happen.
Paralysis can affect the entire body or parts of the body. It can also be partial or temporary. The severity of a person's paralysis will be decided by the cause of the paralysis and which part of the spinal cord has been affected. Consequently, paralysis can be either temporary or permanent, and can be either partial or complete.
In partial paralysis, it is possible to control some muscles, but not all, whereas in complete paralysis, the individual has no control over any of their muscles. Furthermore, not all people experience paralysis in the same way.
For some people, the muscles become flaccid, becoming floppy and shrinking over time. For others, the muscles become spastic, which means that they tighten and often jerk or spasm uncontrollably.
Muscle paralysis can either be localised, affecting a very specific area (often temporarily) such as the face, hands, or feet, or it can be general, affecting a significantly larger part of the body, including multiple limbs and systems. Paralysis is differentiated in different types based on which areas of the body are affected.
Diplegia is diagnosed when the paralysis occurs on both sides of the body. For example, a victim would experience paralysis on both the right and left sides of their body. Unlike Diplegia, Hemiplegia affects only one side of the body. For example, an arm and a leg from the same side of the body may be affected. A traumatic brain injury which leads to a stroke could cause this type of paralysis.
Monoplegia occurs when a person is unable to move one of their limbs.
Paraplegia is diagnosed when a person is paralysed in both legs and sometimes in the torso.
Quadriplegia, or Tetraplegia, is a form of paralysis that affects all the body's limbs. People with this form of paralysis have little or no movement from the neck down.
If you or a loved one has suffered paralysis of any form because of an accident that was caused by another person's negligence or incompetence, you may be able to claim compensation. Contact our team today to find out more.
Paralysis, both temporary and permanent, can be caused by medical procedures, but it can also be caused by injury to the brain or spinal cord. When the cord is damaged, messages sent by the brain's nerves neural pathways cannot be adequately transported to the body's nerves, resulting in paralysis.
Tragically, there is currently no cure for paralysis that is caused by damage to the spinal cord because the spinal cord cannot be replaced, and it is unable to heal itself. Injuries to the brain can also cause paralysis. For example, strokes, which occur when part of the brain’s blood supply is cut off, disrupt the transmission of neural impulses and messages between the brain and the muscles.
Typically, stroke victims experience paralysis on one side of the body and the paralysis may be temporary. Victims of spinal cord injuries, on the other hand, often experience more generalised forms of paralysis, most of which are permanent.
Medical treatments typically focus on providing exercises to improve bodily function as much as possible. Additionally, rehabilitative efforts to improve the patient's quality of life are likely to be commenced after diagnosis, including the implementation of adaptive and assistive devices that can improve function and promote independence and a higher quality of life.
To make a successful claim for compensation, it must be shown that the victim's paralysis was caused by another person's incompetence and negligence. There are many accidents that can cause damage to the brain and/or spinal cord and which, as a consequence, can cause paralysis.
Below we consider some of the common causes of paralysis, but the list is not extensive. If you feel your paralysis was caused by somebody else's behaviour, we want to hear from you.
Road Traffic Accidents are sadly common in the UK, affecting thousands of people every year. Tragically, the impact of a RTA on a victim's body can cause irreparable damage to the spinal cord or damage to the brain that could result in a stroke. While pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are most at risk of being paralysed in RTAs, drivers and passengers are also at risk.
Road traffic accidents are also one of the common causes of traumatic brain injuries, which can cause extensive damage to the brain and result in paralysis by preventing the brain from communicating effectively with the body's muscles to facilitate movement. Here at PSR, our North-West-based team of experienced personal injury solicitors have helped thousands of patients throughout the UK claim compensation after being involved in road traffic accidents that weren't their fault.
Today, we're here to help you. If you've suffered paralysis because of a road traffic accident that wasn't your fault, contact us today to find out how we can help you.
In the UK, slips, trips, and falls are a common but dangerous cause of serious injuries such as paralysis. Slipping on a wet surface, tripping on an uneven pavement, or falling from height or down a set of poorly lit stairs can all result in potentially serious trauma to the spinal cord and/or brain.
If you have slipped, tripped, or fallen in an area that should have been maintained by another person or entity, you could claim compensation. For example, someone who falls down a set of public stairs and suffers a traumatic injury as a result could be awarded compensation if it can be shown that somebody was negligent and failed in their duty to maintain the area.
Our solicitors have helped hundreds of clients claim compensation for injuries caused by slips, trips and falls and we're here to help you, too. If you have been seriously injured and paralysed because of a slip, trip or fall, contact us today.
According to UK law, employers have a legal duty to protect their employers from harm. Even so, accidents at work are sadly common, and sufferers can experience serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and fractures to the spine which can result in paralysis. For example, a fall from height in the workplace could result in serious injury to the back, spinal cord, or brain, resulting in paralysis.
Employees who work in potentially hazardous workplaces should be protected by their employers. Employers should maintain their employees' safety by providing adequate personal protective equipment, which could involve safety ropes when working at height to prevent catastrophic falls, health and safety training, and by conducting regular risk assessments to identify potential hazards and reduce the risk of them occurring.
If you have been paralysed because of an accident at work, you will be able to claim compensation if you can show that your employer was responsible for your accident. Here at PSR, our team of personal injury solicitors have helped thousands of people claim successfully against their employers for a wide range of workplace accidents, and we're here now to help you.
Assault occurs when a person is harmed by another person. It's illegal, and individuals who are assaulted are often able to claim compensation after being attacked. A traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain is injured by a sudden, external physical assault, such as a blow to the head with a heavy object.
Such injuries can disrupt the brain's ability to communicate with other parts of the body, thus causing paralysis. Traumatic brain injuries can also cause aneurysms (bleeds on the brain) and strokes, conditions which can also result in paralysis.
If you have been paralysed because of an assault or attack that was committed by someone else, it's important that you are supported in gaining the compensation you deserve. Our tenacious solicitors have fought on behalf of many victims of assault for the compensation they deserve, and we're here to fight for you, too. Contact us today to find out more.
Here at PSR Solicitors, we understand how life-changing paralysis can be. If you have been paralysed because of another person's negligence or incompetence, the condition can seem even more traumatic and unjust.
Our diligent, tenacious and knowledgeable solicitors are eager to fight on your behalf and win you the compensation you deserve so that you can strive for the best possible future for you and your family. Contact us today to find out more.
All PSR’s Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and Accident Lawyers in Cheshire are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Claims, giving you the reassurance they have the expertise and tenacity to secure the maximum levels of compensation for you or your family.
Covering North Wales and Cheshire, with offices in Colwyn Bay, Ellesmere Port, Rhyl, Shotton, Wrexham, Wallasey, and Chester, PSR Solicitors is a leading firm of Personal Injury Solicitors, affording you the peace of mind that we will manage the entire claim to its conclusion and allow you to concentrate on recovery.
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