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Spinal Injury Compensation Claims

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If you have suffered a spinal injury, it can feel like your whole life has been turned upside down. Doing everyday things like making a cup of coffee or walking to get the newspaper can be impossible.

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Getting compensation for your injuries can relieve a little bit of the financial stress caused by the injury and provide a platform to build and improve your situation for the future. Shine lawyers are spinal injury lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need. We have experts on hand that specialise in spinal injury compensation claims and provide services on a No Win No Fee* basis, which means you won't have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim in the end.* Conditions apply

How spinal injury compensation gets calculated

Depending on the nature of your spinal injury, in most instances, a monetary value is placed on the gap between your predicted life path before the spinal injury, and your actual life path since the spinal injury.

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Obligation-free initial consultation to assess your case confidentially

Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you

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Spinal Injury Compensation FAQs

How can I make a spinal injury compensation claim?

Spinal injuries can leave a person incapacitated and have long lasting or permanent consequences on the person and their family.

If you have suffered a spinal injury due to someone else’s actions, its possible you may have a claim for compensation. Types of spinal injury claims can include bulging discs in the spine, repetitive strain injuries, whiplash spinal injuries, and other spinal cord injuries (including Cauda Equina Syndome). Shine Lawyers can advise you on your rights and can see if you have a claim in an obligation free first consultation.

Even if the spinal injury resulted from your actions at work, on the roads, or out in a public place – depending on the facts of your situation, you may still have rights to pursue a spinal injuries compensation claim.

Shine Lawyers are expert spinal injury lawyers that can help you find out if you have a compensation claim, and bring it forward on your behalf should you wish. We have a proven track record when it comes to getting spinal injury compensation and all our lawyers operate on a No Win No Fee basis, which means we won't charge you anything to bring forward a spinal injury compensation claim unless we win your case at the end of the process.

Who pays the spinal injuries compensation to me?

Compensation is typically paid from the insurance company of the person, business, or entity at fault rather than the specific person responsible.

The person or persons responsible for your injury typically don't pay out of their own pocket - it's all done through their insurance company.

How much compensation could I receive after a spinal injury?

How much compensation you are entitled to really depends on the facts of your particular case. Serious spinal injuries can resolve successfully for large sums of money well into six figures. Sometimes they can even resolve in seven figures. It really depends on the facts of your case. Shine Lawyers can give you a good indication once they know the specifics of your situation.

As part of our service we provide an obligation free first consultation, which means you can get a good idea of your rights and avenues to compensation upfront.

What can I claim for following a spinal injury?

If you bring about a spinal injury compensation claim, what you can claim for really depends on the facts of your particular case.

Typically, compensation can be obtained for:

  • Home modifications

  • Psychological and psychiatric support

  • The cost of special equipment (insurance and maintenance costs included)

  • Paid nursing, respite or support worker care

  • Costs for maintaining your rehabilitation e.g. hoists, gym equipment

  • Medical supplies and pharmaceutical expenses

  • Special vehicle or modification costs to your vehicle

  • Costs associated with managing your compensation

How long can a spinal injury compensation claim take to resolve?

A spinal injury compensation claim can be quite complex in nature and take many months to resolve. It really just depends on the facts of your particular situation as to how long a claim may take.

Shine Lawyers can advise you of your rights and give you further information about how long you could expect your case to take once they know more about your specific situation.

What are the legal costs in making a spinal injury compensation claim?

Shine Lawyers provide all legal services on a No Win No Fee basis. Our legal fees depend on the work required to successful resolve your claim and if we don’t win, you won’t have to pay our legal fees.

We also provide an obligation free first consultation, so it doesn't cost you anything to find out your rights and avenues to compensation.

Are there time restrictions on when I can make a spinal injury compensation claim?

Yes - there are time limits and restrictions that apply to spinal injury compensation claims. These can vary from state to state so we recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible so as to ensure that your rights are not compromised due to a missed time limit.

Can I represent myself when making a spinal injury compensation claim?

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. Doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.

Most people making spinal injury compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.

Is there a spinal injury legal expert in my area?

Where you are located isn't necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a lawyer. We're experts when it comes to spinal injury related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:


New South Wales


Western Australia

Northern Territory

Australian Capital Territory

South Australia

How can I find out more about Shine Lawyers?

Shine Lawyers are spinal injury experts that can help you get the compensation you need during this difficult time. The links below provide further information about how Shine Lawyers can help you with your spinal injury claim today.

Why you should choose Shine Lawyers to handle your spinal injury claim

Hear from some of our clients

History of Shine Lawyers

The Shine Lawyers team

Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation.

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