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Paralysis

Some of the most serious injuries you could suffer are a form of paralysis. Such injuries tend to have not only an impact on the individual who suffered injury but their family, many of whom often provide care for the injured person. Suffering any form of paralysis is likely to affect your living space, capacity for work, social life and state of mind.

Types of paralysis

Paralysis can affect all or some of your limbs or just certain areas such as your foot or arm.

The following are commonly used terms:

  • Monoplegia – where one limb is paralysed
  • Hemiplegia – where both an arm and a leg on the same side of the body are paralysed
  • Paraplegia – where both legs are paralysed
  • Tetraplegia – where both arms and legs are paralysed

Common Causes

Paralysis is usually caused as a result of a stroke, head injury or spinal cord injury. Such injuries are commonly caused in road traffic collisions and accidents at work, especially where the employee is working from a height or working with dangerous machinery or equipment.

Our Solicitors have the technical knowledge but also the sensitivity to advise and represent individuals who have suffered serious injuries including those with paralysis.

We understand that the most important issue is arranging the best possible treatment and therapy available. This often means arranging treatment on a private basis. This treatment is often best identified by the instruction of a Case Manager who can assess and visit the injured person regularly to monitor progress and identify future therapies available. Such treatment will often require early interim payments from the at-fault party which your Solicitor can advise you upon and obtain on your behalf.

Start your claim today

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident at work that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, get in touch with Aequitas Legal today. To speak to a solicitor, simply call or fill in the contact form located on this page.

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10 months ago

"A star in the making"

I’d just like to give a very positive feedback to Ansa Rashid took on my case & finally got things moving. Before that I had Susan Mason who never answered my calls or emails & the case was ongoing still 3 years on. Ansa took over, got things moving & even through her busy day rang me mostly every week, sometimes on the phone an hour or so. I can not fault this woman she is amazing at her job. Very professional, caring, trustworthy & motivational. Plenty of times I wanted to to throw the towel in but she just wouldn’t let me give up. The case took 4 years in the end & even though we didn’t win I’d still recommend her to everyone. Thank you Ansa you are a star In the making

Lisa Jayne Hinds

7 months ago

" ‘in-Case’ app makes things so simple"

I was involved in an accident which was not my fault, and was recommended to use Aequitas Legal. From the start, the whole journey with the team was both efficient, professional and sophisticated, with everyone essentially making the process so easy. Their ‘in-Case’ App made simple things like documents and letters so accessible, and meant I could access any import documents at anytime in seconds. I first spoke to Sucheet, who was the gentleman in charge of the company, who explained how everything would work, and pointed me in the direction of Connor, who would be my main liaison during the case. Together, they both ensured I was given the best advice, and seamlessly helped me through the case, which was concluded with a positive outcome! I could not recommend this company more, and will always be my go-to firm.

Jay Amin

1 year ago

"Amazing determination"

I was amazed on how determined the team were in seeing my case through. If you are looking for a reliable, easy and transparent team to handle your case, here they are. I would like to thank Somia who I believe either led or coordinated my case for doing a fantastic job in both seeing the case through and communication.

Bethel Osuagwu

7 months ago

"Reassuring help throughout our case"

The team at Aequitas Legal were excellent. They were very responsive to questions with appropriate answers as well as being very supportive. They reassured my husband & I throughout our case & helped to acquire an amazing settlement of our case without having to attend court. I would greatly recommend their services to anybody unreservedly.

Sharon Cooper

9 months ago

"Professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply"

Highly recommend Aequitas who have recently dealt with my successful case. Special thanks to James Sloane who made the process much easier ; very professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply. Also very encouraging and supportive with regular updates as well as spot on with getting paperwork and documents organised.
For someone like myself who has never been involved in a legal process I'm delighted with how my case was handled with this company.

Wendy Hindley

1 year ago

"A deserved 5 Stars!"

Fantastic service from Ansa. Shes worked hard on my case and kept me up to date and well informed on everything that was happening. Pleasure to deal with. She deserves the 5stars!

Rachel Williams

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Claimant suffered a lower back pain injury

I represented the Claimant who was working in the course of her employment at a service station. Pre-accident the Claimant was suffering from back pains and her employers were fully aware of this. Management continued to ask her to complete physically demanding jobs and her protests were ignored, which led to the worsening of her low back pains, causing her to suffer a lower back injury. The claimant experienced high levels of back pain whilst undertaking these manual handling activities and was absent from work for 4 months.

Liability was fiercely denied, the Defendant relied upon manual training which had be completed and a health assessment which stated that the Claimant confirmed that she did not have any back complaints. The Claimant maintained that they were fully aware and they would force her to carry out such manual tasks, which at times she physically could not do and would cry with the pain. Proceedings were issued. The case went to trial and the Judge found in favour of the Claimant.

The claim settled for £20,232.00 and consisted of compensation for injuries sustained and loss of earnings, medication and travel expenses.

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