Paralysis Claims

If you’ve become fully or partially paralysed due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. We can help you navigate the legal process.


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Can I claim for a paralysis injury?

Paralysis or partial paralysis is defined as the loss of ability to move all or part of the body. It can include loss of voluntary muscle function and a lack of sensation (such as touch or temperature). It can also affect other bodily functions.

If you’ve been paralysed as a result of someone else’s negligence, you could have grounds to make a claim. Some of the most common incidents leading to paralysis are:

But no matter how you were injured, you could be entitled to compensation and support if it was someone else’s fault. Get in touch with our friendly claims team to find out more about how we could help you.

Why should I make a paralysis claim?

We know that your first priority will be your recovery and rehabilitation. But you may also have concerns about the future, including the adjustments you might have to make and how you will pay for them.

Making a claim for compensation won’t reverse what happened, but it could help to ease financial pressures by covering costs such as:

  • Adaptations to vehicles
  • Home alterations
  • Nursing care
  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Physiotherapy
  • Power chairs, wheelchairs and mobility aids

If your claim is successful, your compensation will also take into account any loss in earnings you’ve suffered or will suffer in the future as a result of your injury – providing you with additional financial security.

Your claim may also give you a sense of justice as the individual or organisation responsible for your injury is held to account. And by highlighting the negligence that occurred, you could help to stop the same thing happening to someone else.

Can I make a paralysis claim on behalf of someone else?

It won’t always be possible for someone who has suffered a life-changing accident to bring their own claim. And as a close family member or friend, you might have wondered if there is any way you could take action on a loved one’s behalf.

If someone does not have the mental capacity to make decisions surrounding a claim, you could start legal proceedings on their behalf as a litigation friend. This means that you will:

  • Make decisions that are in their best interests
  • Tell them what’s happening in the case and try to find out their wishes and feelings
  • Talk to their solicitor and take on advice
  • Pay any costs ordered by the court

To find out more about making a claim for someone else, get in touch with our knowledgeable advisors. They’ll ask you a few straightforward questions about your situation and help you work through your options.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our aim is to remove some of the pressure you’re under so that you can focus on your recovery and spend time with those who matter most to you.

We work with personal injury solicitors who are experienced in claims involving paralysis. And they’ll work hard on your behalf to secure you the best possible outcome.

For these types of cases, we work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you won’t have anything to lose by starting a claim with us. There will be nothing to pay upfront and no legal fees to cover if your claim is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Paralysis claim FAQs

How much compensation will I get for a paralysis claim?

Your case will be unique to you, which means it’s difficult to say exactly how much you could receive in damages if your claim is successful. But most paralysis compensation payouts will be split into general and special damages.

General damages will consider the pain and suffering you’ve experienced – both emotionally and physically – as a result of your injuries. For a rough idea of how much you could be entitled to in general damages, try our free compensation calculator.

Special damages, on the other hand, will take into account any financial losses you’ve suffered in relation to your injuries. This could range from lost earnings if you’ve been unable to work, to the cost of medical treatment.

Is there a time limit for making a paralysis claim?

Generally speaking, you’ll have three years to make a paralysis claim. This may sound like a long time, but we would always recommend seeking legal advice as soon as you’re able to.

By starting a claim early, you’ll have the reassurance that all the relevant deadlines for your case are met. It may also make it easier for your solicitor to access essential evidence to support your claim.

If you are making a claim on behalf of someone who is lacking mental capacity, there will not be any restrictions on when you can take legal action.

I think I have a paralysis injury claim – what should I do?

Your health should be the number one priority, so the most important thing is to make sure you’ve received all the medical attention you need.

After this, you could consider making a claim. Our team will speak to you about what happened and let you know if you’re likely to have a strong case. If we think you do, we’ll ask if you’d like to be put in touch with one of our expert solicitors.

There will be no obligation for you to go forward with a claim after speaking to us. But we will try our best to give you all the details you need to make an informed decision.

To speak to us, give us a call on the number at the top of the screen or request a callback at a more convenient time. We also have a quick online form if you’d prefer to reach us this way.

Whenever you’re ready to take the next step, we’re here to provide the support and guidance you need.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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