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As you may have been involved in an accident that has resulted in a spinal injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation.  At Harris Fowler we know how life changing such injuries can be to you and your family and we specialise in getting you the help and compensation you deserve. This page will set out how we may be able to help you not only get the compensation you deserve but to help rebuild your life.

Initial Discharge and Rehabilitation Case Managers

If you have been involved in a serious injury to your spine, early treatment and intervention is often critical. It is important to contact us as soon as possible so that, where appropriate, we can ensure on discharge from hospital that the support structures for both you and your family will be in place to aid your recovery.

The fastest rate of recovery occurs in the first six months of a spinal injury, so it is vital that you contact us as soon as possible to ensure that we can identify what treatment you will need. We may appoint a rehabilitation case manager if appropriate to carry out an immediate needs assessment. They will help you assess your most urgent needs, help you develop a co-ordinated and detailed plan of action to set achievable goals and  assist us to obtain the resources necessary to aid your recovery.

In addition they may also act as your advocate at multi-disciplinary meetings and help co-ordinate the multiple physicians that may be assisting with your recovery, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, social workers and any appropriate spinal specialists. They will ensure each physician is communicating effectively with the others to allow you to focus on your recovery knowing you are getting the best treatment possible.

Treatment Costs

In order, to obtain treatment, we will usually ask for interim payments from the at fault party to enable us to make arrangements on a private basis. This is to avoid the potential delay that obtaining treatment through the NHS may cause.

Equipment and Technology

We will seek expert opinions about any technological aids that may help you and advise you on claiming the costs of the technology and equipment that will enable you to live more independently. With the advent of modern technology we are constantly amazed at the increasingly ground breaking and innovative technologies that are being developed to help people with spinal injuries,  from the joystick control of a motor vehicles with Playstation controllers to the development of fully electronic Exo-skeletons that make walking possible.

Because of the difference that technology can make to someone suffering from a spinal injury we at Harris Fowler excel in identifying and obtaining the right technology to help you reclaim your life. These devices include but are not limited to

  • Electric wheelchairs that can climb stairs or lift a person to eye level to allow them to reach high places without help;
  • Computer adaptations, such as specially designed voice recognition and control software for individuals with limited hand function or lower body function.;
  • Electrical stimulation devices, which allow muscles in the legs or arms to be controlled by  other body parts by way of transferred stimulation; for example, using your hand to control the muscles in your leg allowing you to stand up, walk, etc.

In addition to technology, it may be the case that modifications to your home such as ramps, wider doors, grab bars and even easy to turn doorknobs may need to be installed to help you live autonomously. We will help co-ordinate this for you so that you and your family can focus on your recovery.

Where the alteration of your existing home is not possible we will advise you on claiming the cost of purchasing an alternative home that can be adapted to your needs.


Your injury is likely to have a profound impact on your day to day living including your ability to work. We fully appreciate one of the things you will be most concerned about is being able to financially support yourself and provide for your family.

At Harris Fowler we will do all that we can to help you return to work wherever possible by looking at possible adaptations that can be made to allow you to continue with your previous role. In the event that you are not able to continue in your previous role, we will advise you on whether you can claim the cost of retraining to enable you to return to gainful employment when the time is right for you.

Additionally, we will assess whether your injuries will have an impact on your long term career and whether they will affect your ability to earn the same salary now and in the future. We will also consider whether your injuries might result in it being more difficult for you to find other work in the future, we will help you claim compensation for any losses that you have suffered and are likely to suffer in the future.

Why Choose Us

 At Harris Fowler, we specialise in personal injury alone to ensure that we have the experience and knowledge to fight your corner and give you the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

We have an extremely high success rate, delivering outstanding results by putting in the time and effort to prepare, making your case the very best it can be.  And it works.

At Harris Fowler, when we say ‘no win no fee’, we mean it – no hidden extras, unexpected charges, or asking for money as the case progresses.

We truly care about people’s lives.  We’re here for you every step of the way: explaining the process, unravelling complicated legal language, listening, and making your claim the strongest it can be.  Many clients tell us it’s our friendliness that makes us different.  That’s the Harris Fowler way.

It’s your right to claim – you could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.

All you have to do is pick up the phone and call our FREEPHONE number 0800 213 214 or fill out the claim form.

“Harris Fowler are the only ones I would trust. They make everything clear, easy and always deliver total honesty – Thank you to all who worked on my claim.”

Mrs Wendy Filkins

Richard Brickley

Associate Directors

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