Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Spinal cord injuries are extremely serious and often devastating for the injured person and their families. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal injury in an accident, we could help you claim compensation.
Sophie Davies Partner
“A niche firm that punches well above its weight in the catastrophic injury sector, borne out by the quality of work they obtain.”
“They have quality and depth and provide an excellent service.”
Spinal cord injury claims
Spinal injury claims range from damage to discs and ligaments in the back and neck to vertebra fractures and spinal cord injury.
Where the spinal cord has been injured in an accident, which perhaps took place at work, on the road or in a sports accident there will often be irreversible and life-changing damage, such as motor and sensory paralysis, impaired bowel, bladder or sexual function.
We know that clients with spinal cord injuries often need long term treatment. We know that there can be a significant period of adjustment when a spinal injury occurs. Some clients require their home to be adapted and some may need to adapt to using a wheelchair. Clients may need to be put in touch with specialist charities, medical practitioners or therapists and others may require long term rehabilitation and care for the rest of their lives. Most will need financial help – whether from state benefits or otherwise.
How Osbornes solicitors handle spinal injury accident claims
Our specialist serious injury solicitors at Osbornes will liaise with leading medical specialists, rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists and even architects to work with us on your case and make sure all bases are covered concerning your future rehabilitation.
In these cases early rehabilitation is essential and a proactive approach to the litigation can secure a long term support package of care, accommodation and therapy.
Every day three people sustain a spinal cord injury in the UK
Where the spinal cord has been damaged in an accident, and whether a complete high-level lesion or an incomplete injury to the lower back, it is essential that advice is sought from a specialist solicitor who truly understands the nature and complications of this most debilitating type of personal injury.
Our solicitors adopt a family-focussed approach to the way we help our clients and provide support with the practicalities of life with a spinal cord injury (or living with someone who has a spinal cord injury) which goes well beyond the service provided by most firms.
From day one we fight for early rehabilitation funding to ensure the provision of appropriate housing, care, equipment and therapy.
Why Choose Osbornes to represent you in your spinal cord injury claim?
- Spinal injuries can be complex personal injury claims and should be dealt with by an experienced solicitor.
- The independent legal directory, Chambers and Partners highlight Stuart as being “well regarded in the personal injury world for his handling of head injury and workplace accident cases”.
- Expert advice on state benefits and housing you may be entitled to access
- Access to other specialist solicitors who can help with trusts, wills advice, power of attorney and court of protection advice.
- No win, no fee
- Speak to a specialist solicitor as soon as you call
- Hospital & Home Visits
- Holistic support for the whole family
- Wholly independent specialists unaffiliated with any insurance company
- Spinal Injuries Association approved solicitors
Spinal cord injury solicitors
Our spinal cord injury solicitors take on much fewer cases than in the vast majority of personal injury law firms, ensuring a pro-active, approachable service from some of the country’s leading spinal cord injury lawyers.
Every enquiry is investigated, so even if you are unsure whether you would win your case, call us today to tell us about it: more often than not a spinal cord injury claim can be made that would fund a lifetime of necessary care and support.
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"They punch well above their weight. The quality of service they provide equals that of any of the larger top-name firms in this area"
The group is noted for its expertise in matters relating to cycling injuries, and is the official legal partner of the London Cycling Campaign charity.
"A small but high-powered team, dealing with cases of significant value and complexity."
"An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."
"Osbornes Law have captured the magic of keeping the customer service levels of a smaller firm whilst having all the expertise and power of the biggest firms."
"A superb boutique catastrophic injury firm."
"Really good at dealing with people who have suffered a serious injury."
"Affable and charming with very good client-handling skills."
"superb firm with consummate professionals and a human touch."
Osbornes now has a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers; particularly strong on high-value quantum cases, workplace accidents and claims involving foreign workers injured in the UK.
The team provides fantastic strength-in-depth for personal injury claims. It is also particularly well placed to service clients from Eastern Europe with specialist native language speakers. From the smallest case to a multimillion-pound spinal injury case, Osbornes has the right staff to manage every claim.
Ben Posford remains pre-eminent in his field with expert understanding of litigating cases of the upmost severity. His experience builds on Stuart Kightley’s running of the firm with recent partner additions of Rob Aylott making a fantastic addition.
A firm going from strength-to strength-which retains its client care whilst being able to offer a full personal injury service.
Beneath Ben Posford’s calm and reassuring presence, which clients love, lies a formidable tactical and legal brain. His experience tells and he gets it right at every stage of the process from arranging the best possible rehabilitation, to ensuring, so far as possible, a polite relationship with those acting for the defendant in order to ensure best and early resolution of the claim.
"Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team."
"They have an expanding profile in personal injury and clinical negligence and offer a superb, broad service in accidents abroad, enabled by their recruitment of bilingual legal executives who can guide non-English speakers through complex litigation."
"Solid personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims arising from fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries."
"Offers specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims."
"Offers specialist expertise in cauda equina syndrome cases."
"An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."
"Stuart Kightley is an incredibly empathetic solicitor who is very knowledgeable about traumatic brain injury."
"They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."
"Osbornes has a growing influence and impressive work load and is gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work."
"Osbornes often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome and cycling accidents."
"The hard-working, thorough and committed Robert Aylott, who brings significant heavyweight personal injury experience."
"Key team members include the energetic and personable Stuart Kightley who is head of the personal injury department."
"Catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford is an excellent practical litigator who offers exceptional service."
Thank you for the hard work and patience and for being so patient with my constant questions.
"I have found Osbornes to be thorough, clear and understanding from the initial call. They do exactly what they say they will and with passion! I would recommend them to anyone".
Very good efficient service. Would not hesitate to use again.
I will use Osbornes for any future needs.
I don't think I could have asked for anything more. One of the best dealings I've had with the legal profession.
Sam was excellent and very professional in dealing with our claim.
Head of the personal injury department, Stuart Kightley is a first-rate practitioner, wholly focused on getting his client the best outcome in a pragmatic, sensible and consensual manner.
As a real specialist in spinal cord injuries, Ben Posford is always looking at new angles on how to maximise his cases.
Ben Posford is one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around.
They provide exceptional service, great knowledge and understanding of the law, excellent client care and tactical nous
Stuart Kightley is praised for his expertise in catastrophic and fatal claims. Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team.
My claim was dealt with efficiently and professionally. Communication was excellent, and timely. Shrewd and sound advice was provided at every stage of the claim from beginning through to completion. On the basis of my personal experience I would strongly recommend Osbornes.
I just wish to thank you for your hard work and successful outcome. I am pleased with the result and would recommend you and your firm to anyone in the future.
Ben Posford … is ‘tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best personal injury solicitors around’.
Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.
Personal Injury Accreditations
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Rob Aylott Partner
Sam Collard Partner
Sophie Davies Partner
Stuart Kightley Partner
Siobhan McIvor Partner
Ben Posford Partner
Jaro Bernat Associate Solicitor
Lavinia Bofan Caseworker
Ellen Cordery Paralegal
Alexandra Culic Paralegal
Personal Injury Expertise
- Cycling Accident Claims
- Accident at Work Claims
- Road Traffic Accident Claims
- Holiday Accident Claims
- Slips, trips & public liability
- Sports Injury Claims
- Criminal Injury Claims
- Child Injury Claims