Spinal Injury Claims in Bristol

The effects of a spinal injury can be devastating, both physically and mentally. They may be long-term or permanent, impacting you and your loved ones. Claiming compensation can be the first step towards significantly improving your quality of life. Our experts can help with all types of spinal injury claims, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Lyons Solicitors specialise in all types of personal injury claims, including spinal injuries. All of the claims we handle are dealt with by experienced, qualified solicitors, allowing us to offer the very best quality service for our clients.

The same spinal injury solicitor will handle your claim throughout, ensuring the best possible service. You can contact us over the telephone, video conference or in person and can arrange for out of hours or home visits where appropriate.

Our clients benefit from our ‘No Win, No Fee’ funding model. This means our spinal injury solicitors in Bristol can take on claims for clients with limited financial means and/or who are concerned about losing money on a claim.

Our spinal injury solicitors regularly help clients with risky cases that other firms avoid taking on, as well as taking over claims for clients let down by other firms, or had their claim rejected.


Our spinal injury solicitors will explain the whole claims process and what you need to do next. We can put you in touch with rehabilitation experts and will arrange for a dedicated case manager to help you with your specialist equipment and day-to-day needs.

Heading our Personal Injury Claims team is Partner Duncan Shaw who has more than 25 years of experience representing clients throughout England and Wales. We have secured millions of pounds in compensation for spinal injury claims in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym, Chew Magna, and the wider Bristol area.

Working alongside our recommended and highly specialist barristers, our spinal injury solicitors will do everything we can to try and get you back to as normal a life as possible.

Speak to us about spinal injury claims in Bristol

Our spinal injury claims solicitors offer a free first consultation to answer any questions you might have about the claims process and help to clarify your situation.

To book a free initial consultation with our spinal injury solicitors in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym or Chew Magna, please get in touch today.

You can use the contact details for each office or, alternatively, fill in the ‘Ask us a Question’ form on the right hand side of the page to request a call back.

Types of spinal injury claims we can help you with

We can assist with all types of spinal cord injury claims, including:

  • Lumbar spinal injury claims
  • Cervical spinal injury claims
  • Sacral spinal injury claims
  • Thoracic spinal injury claims
  • Tetraplegia claims (also called ‘quadriplegia’)
  • Paraplegia claims
  • Progressive paraplegia claims
  • Incomplete paraplegia claims

To find out more about how we can help with all types of spinal injury claims in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym, Chew Magna and the wider Bristol area, please get in touch.

Our spinal injury claims fees

We operate claims under a No Win, No Fee basis. We will talk to you about the funding of a claim and discuss your options before we take on any spinal injury case. We can also talk to you about Insurance to cover you for any unforeseen costs when pursuing compensation for a spinal injury.

Spinal injury claims FAQs

What is a spinal injury?

A spinal injury, also known as a spinal cord injury, refers to any injury that causes damage to the bundle of nerve cells contained in the spine. As these nerves are involved in sending signals to and from the brain to all other parts of your body, any injury to the spinal cord can be very serious.

Spinal injuries can result in significant pain, loss of sensation, and loss of mobility in any part of your body. In many cases, the damage caused by a spinal injury will lead to some degree of permanent harm to your health, although good rehabilitation care can often result in significant improvements.

Typical symptoms of spinal injuries include:

  • Pain in the neck or at the site of the spinal injury
  • A twist in the curve of the spine
  • Tenderness or bruising of the skin over the spine
  • Weakness or inability to move limbs
  • Loss of sensation
  • Abnormal sensations (tingling or burning)
  • Loss of bladder and/or bowel control
  • Breathing difficulties

Am I owed compensation for a spinal injury?

You may be owed spinal injury compensation if someone else was to blame for your injury. Even if you were partly at fault for the cause of a spinal injury, you may still be able to claim compensation if it can be showed that someone else also bears partial responsibility.

How much compensation will I get for a spinal injury?

The amount you can claim for a spinal injury will depend on the specifics of your individual case. In broad terms, you can usually claim for both the impact on your health and the wider impact on your life, as well as your physical and emotional pain.

When you have your free first consultation with our team, we can discuss the level of spinal injury compensation you may be able to claim.

What will my spinal injury compensation cover?

Compensation for a spinal injury normally covers:

  • Specific financial losses you have already experienced e.g. paying for treatment, lost income if you have had to take time away from work etc.
  • Expected future financial losses e.g. if you are unable to return to work, need to pay for ongoing care etc.
  • Pain and suffering – both physical and emotional
  • Loss of amenity i.e. no longer being able to do things you could before you were injured

Your spinal injury solicitor will be able to give clear guidance on exactly what you can claim and what you can use any compensation secured for.

Is there a time limit on making a spinal injury claim?

In most situations, you have three years to claim for a spinal injury. This time limit is counted from the date when you knew you had been injured and that someone else was potentially to blame.

There may be longer to claim if the injured person was a child or does not have the mental capacity to claim, as well as in some other limited circumstances. We always recommend speaking to a claims expert as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss out on the chance to seek compensation.

How long does a spinal injury claim take?

Spinal injury compensation claims tend to be high value and complex, so it is hard to give a definitive answer for how long they will take to resolve.

Our spinal injury solicitors work hard to resolve all claims as quickly as possible, while never compromising on the amount of compensation we seek for our clients. If your claim can be settled out of court, this will usually be faster than if court proceedings are needed.

We will do everything possible to secure an early settlement without compromising on the amount of compensation you receive and will also look to secure interim payments on your behalf where appropriate.

Can I make a spinal injury claim on behalf of someone else?

Yes, it will usually be possible to make a spinal injury claim on behalf of someone else. This may be necessary if the person who has sustained a spinal injury lacks sufficient capacity to make a claim themselves, such as if they have also experienced a brain injury.

It is also possible to pursue compensation for a spinal injury on behalf of a child under the age of 18. If you are the parent or guardian of someone under the age of 18 and you wish to make a spinal injury claim, you will have until their 18th birthday to do so. From that point on, your child will have three years to make a traumatic spinal injury claim themselves (providing they have the capacity to do so).

How are spinal cord injuries treated?

Spinal cord injuries are usually irreversible, but some treatments can be applied. Common treatments for spinal cord injuries to help deal with some of the effects include:

  • Medications
  • Immobilisation
  • Surgery

Speak to us about spinal injury compensation in Bristol

Our spinal injury solicitors offer a free first consultation to answer any questions you might have about the claims process and help to clarify your situation.

To book a free initial consultation with a spinal injury solicitor in Kingswood, Westbury-on-Trym, or Chew Magna, please get in touch today.

You can use the contact details for each office or, alternatively, fill in the enquiry form on the right- hand side of the page to request a call-back.