Chris’s Provisional Damages for Spinal Cord Injury
Chris received provisional damages of £1,000,000 after a spinal cord injury. This means he has also secured his right to return to Court if his condition deteriorates.Chris was injured in a road traffic accident and he suffered spinal cord injury. He went on to develop syringomyelia which is a rare condition where cyst grows within the spinal cord. Unfortunately, this increased the extent of Chris’s paralysis. Although doctors treated the syrinx successfully, there is a significant risk that is could deteriorate in the future. If this happens and Chris is not treated successfully, his paralysis will increase. Chris will require more care, equipment and property adaptations if more of his body becomes paralysed.
Our Personal Injury team worked with Chris and the medical experts to put forward his case. The High Court in London approved the settlement of Chris’s compensation claim for spinal injury. They set it at £1,000,000.00, less 30% for contributory negligence. It was very important for us to make sure that the settlement is provisional so Chris can go back to the court if his condition deteriorates due to syringomyelia. As a result, he can claim more compensation for his injuries if his becomes more paralysed in the future. This is incredibly important for Chris as it has given him peace of mind.
This is one of the first cases where the Court has awarded provisional damages for a victim of spinal cord injury. Barratts Solicitors were extremely proud to play a part in this case. Most importantly, we hope that it will set a precedent for the future so more people have peace of mind.
If you would like to talk to one of our team about a spinal injury claim please give us a call on (0115) 931 51 71.
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