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Paralysis Injury Compensation Claims

Are you or someone you know suffering from paralysis due to an accident or medical negligence? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Paralysis is often a symptom of either damage to the spine or damage to the brain, and can be very serious. Whether it is temporary or permanent, if you lose the ability to move some or all of your body, the emotional and physical impact is huge.

At Brian Barr Solicitors, our team of expert Paralysis Claim Solicitors is dedicated to helping individuals like you navigate the complex legal process and maximise your compensation.

If you, or a loved one, have been left paralysed following an accident or medical negligence that was not your fault, then you are entitled to claim compensation and that is where we can help.

With years of experience in handling paralysis injury claims, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you may be facing, and we are here to provide the legal support you need.

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What is a Paralysis Compensation Claim?

A paralysis injury compensation claim is a legal process through which individuals who have suffered paralysis as a result of an accident or medical negligence can seek financial compensation. Paralysis injuries are often life-changing, resulting in long-term medical care, rehabilitation, and loss of income. Compensation can help cover the costs of these, and other financial burdens caused by the injury.

How Do I Know if I’m Eligible to Make a Paralysis Injury Compensation Claim?

To determine if you are eligible to make a paralysis injury compensation claim, several factors need to be considered. Generally, you may be eligible if your paralysis injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

Examples of such situations include car accidents, accidents at work, medical negligence, falls from height and acts of violence. However, every case is unique, and it’s crucial to consult with an experienced paralysis injury lawyer to assess the specifics of your situation and determine your eligibility.

What will Paralysis compensation cover?

Paralysis is life changing and sudden paralysis injuries following an accident can result in a lot of unexpected costs and financial losses. At Brian Barr Solicitors we look at the impact the paralysis has on your life and what you need to help you in your future. Every case is treated differently and the extent of paralysis will determine the individual’s requirements, but some of the areas considered when calculating the compensation you deserve includes:

  • lost income (current and future earnings),
  • rehabilitation and care costs,
  • medical treatment and medical equipment costs
  • home and / or vehicle adaptations,
  • counselling and other mental health support, and
  • travel expenses

This list is not exclusive and we will look at all areas that may be relevant to your claim.

We understand the financial impact a sudden serious accident can have on your life and the financial pressure it can place on not only the injured person but also their family. As part of the claims process we often request interim payments to help ease the financial burden for our clients.

What Steps Should I Take After Suffering a Paralysis Injury?

After suffering a paralysis injury, there are several important steps you should take to ensure you have the evidence necessary to make a compensation claim. Firstly, seek immediate medical attention and follow all recommended treatments and therapies. This not only ensures your health and well-being but also creates a medical record that can be used to support your claim.

Next, gather as much evidence as possible. This includes collecting witness statements, taking photos of the accident scene, and obtaining any relevant documentation, such as medical reports and accident reports. Additionally, it’s essential to keep a record of all your medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and any other financial losses incurred due to your paralysis injury.

Once you have taken these initial steps, it’s crucial to seek legal advice from a paralysis claims solicitor. They will guide you through the legal process, handle the paperwork, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.

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Steven Akerman

Steven Akerman

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Philip Cohen

Philip Cohen

Director, Brian Barr

How Long Do I Have to File a Paralysis Compensation Claim?

In the UK, there is a specific time limit within which you must file a paralysis injury compensation claim.

Generally, you have three years from the date of the accident or the date you became aware of your paralysis injury to initiate a claim. However, exceptions may apply in certain circumstances, such as cases involving children or individuals lacking mental capacity.

To ensure you meet all deadlines and preserve your right to compensation, it’s crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

What Factors Affect the Compensation Amount in Paralysis Injury Claims?

Several factors are taken into account when determining the value of the compensation for paralysis injury claims. These include the severity of your paralysis, the impact on your daily life and ability to work, the cost of medical treatments and rehabilitation, and the extent of any financial losses you have incurred. Additionally, factors such as your age, pre-existing medical conditions, quality of life and future prognosis may also influence the compensation amount. An experienced paralysis injury solicitor will carefully evaluate your case, consider these factors, and fight for a fair settlement that reflects the true value of your claim.

Can I Make a Claim on Behalf of a Family Member Who Suffered a Paralysis Injury?

Yes, you can make a paralysis injury compensation claim on behalf of a family member who has suffered a paralysis injury. This commonly occurs when the injured person is unable to handle their own legal affairs due to their condition. As a family member, you can act as a litigation friend, representing the best interests of the injured person throughout the legal process.

However, it’s essential to consult with an experienced paralysis injury solicitor to understand your rights and responsibilities as a litigation friend and ensure the process runs smoothly.

Get in touch with the Brian Barr team today.

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How Do I Choose the Right Paralysis Injury Lawyer?

Choosing the right solicitor for your paralysis injury compensation claim is crucial to the success of your case. Here are a few key factors to consider when selecting a solicitor:


Look for a solicitor with significant experience in handling paralysis injury claims. They will have the necessary expertise and knowledge to navigate the complexities of these cases effectively.


Ensure that paralysis lawyer specialises in serious injury claims specifically. Specialised personal injury lawyers understand the unique challenges and intricacies involved in these cases and can provide you with the best possible representation.

Track Record

Research the solicitor’s track record of success in handling paralysis injury claims. Look for testimonials, case studies, and success stories to determine their ability to achieve favourable outcomes for their clients.


Effective communication is essential throughout the legal process. Choose a solicitor who communicates clearly, promptly, and regularly, providing updates on your case and answering any questions or concerns you may have.

Fee Structure

Discuss the solicitor’s fee structure in advance. Many paralysis injury solicitors offer a “no win, no fee” arrangement, ensuring that you will only pay legal fees if your claim is successful. This can provide you with peace of mind and confidence in pursuing your compensation claim.


At Brian Barr Solicitors, our experienced team of paralysis injury solicitors ticks all the boxes. We have successfully handled numerous paralysis injury claims and are committed to fighting for the justice and compensation our clients deserve.

Success Stories from Brian Barr Solicitors

Read more about how we support client throughout the UK to claim compensation for their injuries or chronic pain conditions. Brian Barr Solicitors consistently achieves great results and high compensation amounts.

Contact our Paralysis Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident resulting in paralysis, contact us today to find out if you are eligible for a compensation claim.

Brian Barr Solicitors is a law firm specialised in serious injury claims. Our expertise in these cases helps us support claimants in paralysis compensation claims, often obtaining much higher payouts than other firms in the UK.

We understand how complicated the paralysis claims process can seem, which is why we aim to minimise the stress associated with your case by providing tailored legal advice, and representing you on a No Win No Fee basis: often known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), this means you avoid all financial risks. If your paralysis claim is not successful, you will not be liable for our legal fees. Our team also has a track record of securing interim payments for claimants, ensuring they can get their life back on track before the case has fully concluded.

Brian Barr Solicitors can give you a free, no-obligation assessment today. Call us to find out if you’re eligible for compensation for paralysis, and how much your case may be worth.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many contributing factors to paralysis, and if your paralysis is due to an accident such as a car crash, that was no fault of your own, or due to medical negligence, then you are entitled to claim for compensation for your injuries.

Many different circumstances may cause paralysis, in a variety of forms and severities. Some conditions that result in monoplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia or quadriplegia / tetraplegia paralysis include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Strokes
  • Brain tumours and infections
  • Nerve damage due to injury or disease
  • Motor neuron damage
  • Spinal cord infections and lesions
  • Oxygen deprivation of brain or spinal cord (caused by accidents, trauma, medical negligence, or other causes)

We know how frustrating it can be to have to deal with matters concerning compensation, especially when an injury occurred through no fault of your own.

At Brian Barr Solicitors we are a dedicated team of expert personal injury solicitors who are passionate about helping our clients in a caring, understanding and professional manner.

Our priority is to build a strong relationship with the people we represent, and support them with the outstanding expertise of chronic pain and serious injury of our specialists, who will be there with our clients throughout the entire process.

Serious road traffic accidents can cause paralysis. The trauma of an accident can be so severe that it either bruises or completely severs your spinal cord, which typically results in partial or complete paralysis.

In addition to car accidents, falls from height, cycling and motorcycling accidents, workplace accidents, and clinical and medical negligence can also result in serious and life changing paralysis.

The spinal cord is a column of nerve tissue that runs from the base of the skull down the centre of the back and is vital to your overall health and functioning. Without a spinal cord your brain and your body could not communicate with each other. Most spinal cord injuries are incomplete meaning that some signals still travel up and down the cord – therefore with an incomplete spinal injury you may retain some sensation and movement. A complete spinal injury however severs the nerves in the spinal cord, making it impossible for the signal to travel, resulting in complete paralysis.

There are 4 types of paralysis and Brian Barr Solicitors can support and represent people with the following:

  • Monoplegia – paralysis of a single area of the body, most typically one limb, is very common in the aftermath of a stroke or brain injury. While they may lose sensation and movement in the affected body part or limb, people that suffer from this type of paralysis can generally feel and move the rest of their body as usual.
  • Hemiplegia – this condition often arises from spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and nervous system disorders, and affects an arm and a leg on the same side of the body. The extent and severity of the condition may escalate over time, and affects people in a variety of ways. It can begin with a simple sensation of pins and needles on one side of the body, and progress to weakness, and, ultimately, paralysis.
  • Paraplegia – this refers to paralysis below the waist and tends to affect both legs, the hips, and other functions, such as sexuality and elimination, and results in substantial impairment in functioning and movement. This is a very serious injury: if you’re seeking paraplegia compensation, it is vital to consult a legal specialist.

Quadriplegia – also called tetraplegia, is paralysis below the neck. This usually affects all limbs and the torso. A number of injuries and conditions may cause quadriplegia on a temporary basis, such as brain injuries, stroke, or a spinal cord nerve compression.

Paralysis is the inability, whether temporary or permanent, to move a part of the body. The type and consequent effects of paralysis, and its development over time, can vary from case to case.

When the body is paralysed, it is likely that:

  • A brain injury has affected the brain’s ability to send signals to a part of the body.
  • The brain’s ability to relay a response to a stimulus is affected by a spinal cord injury
  • A severe spinal cord injury has made the brain incapable of sending or receiving signals to and from an area of the body

A person who has become paralysed will not only be affected physically. They are likely to experience a rollercoaster of emotions including sadness, anger, worry, depression, and confusion, which will impact their mental health and social life too.

Individual bodies respond to physical damage differently, and it is important to get the best support and physical therapy as early as possible to help you on your journey.

You have enough to worry about without having to worry further about funding your personal injury claim. Funding your case may well be very straightforward through your existing legal expenses cover and/or our ‘no win, no fee’ scheme.

Brian Barr Solicitors can often act for you under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), often called a ‘no win no fee’ arrangement. This means you pay a limited capped proportion of your damages to us if you win, and absolutely nothing if you lose. We are happy to speak to you about your case and can normally quickly gauge whether or not you have a good chance of being successful in your claim, and can advise you on the best route going forward.

If you have legal insurance cover (perhaps through your existing home or motor insurance policy), as long as you comply with the terms of your policy you won’t need to worry about dealing with any legal costs such as medical report fees which have to be paid to experts win or lose. Only Solicitor fees are covered by the CFA. 

However, often your insurers will tell you that, to take advantage of the policy, you will have to use one of their panel solicitors. You may be exempt from this rule in two specific circumstances:

  1. If proceedings have been started, you are entitled to insist on the solicitor of your choice. We can easily find out if proceedings have been started.
  2. Yours may well be the type of case where you are entitled to have the solicitor of your choice even before proceedings. The Insurance Ombudsman’s view is that, in valuable or complex cases, the insurer should agree to the appointment of the policyholder’s preferred solicitor at any stage of the claim. It is important to speak to a specialist solicitor who understands the different types of paralysis to ensure that your claim is not undervalued.

If you do not have suitable insurance cover, Brian Barr Solicitors can arrange for an alternative Legal Expenses policy to assist your needs to ensure you are fully covered.

Moving solicitors is easy and hassle free, and in cases involving paralysis, it is vital that you speak to solicitors who deal with these medical conditions regularly, who fully understand your disorder and the true impact this has on your life. If not, your claim could be misunderstood and undervalued.

In any accident or insurance claim, transferring your claim from your current solicitor to Brian Barr Solicitors is easy and hassle-free. You are under no obligation to stay with your current solicitor and are entitled to switch your solicitors for whatever reason you wish whether you feel that you are not going to get the compensation that you deserve or you are simply unhappy with their service.

If you have a complex personal injury case, such as brain injury or paralysis, it can be extremely frustrating if your solicitor does not fully understand your case and does not have access to the right medical experts to help prove your case.

We take the majority of cases on a no win no fee basis so you do not have to worry about the legal costs.

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