Our legal panel includes law firms we have researched extensively and created a network of partnerships with them to ensure that only those firms with the appropriate expert knowledge in Cauda Equina Syndrome are selected on our panel. Not every case of Cauda Equina Syndrome injury arises from medical negligence and not everybody wants to go down that route, but for those that do we wanted to ensure you had access to the right legal support. If you have suffered Cauda Equina Syndrome and think you might need some legal support, it is imperative that you seek advice from firms that genuinely understand the impact this has on you or your loved ones and how life may change in a significant way not only for you but also for those around you. We recognise you may wish to choose your own lawyers and that is your absolute prerogative but our legal panel members can offer specialist advice on a wide range of issues, from supporting with a compensation claim, pursuing a claim for welfare benefits, helping with obtaining support and care from social services and the local authority to understanding what your employment rights are if you need to take time off work.
Why have we done this?
As a non-profit making organisation that provides support to those suffering the effects of Cauda Equina Syndrome we have repeatedly been asked to recommend a law firm to help people in their medical negligence claims and in relation to seeking general legal support on many related issues.
With the nature of our condition, for some people the results of a Cauda Equina injury can be life-changing. Life becomes inevitably a lot harder physically, mentally, practically and financially. Every area of your life is strained. If you believe this may have been because the medical professionals may have done something wrong, it is entirely understandable you may want to seek specialist advice to have your case assessed and see if your suspicions are correct. It is important to consider your long term future as well as concentrating on your best recovery. Generally speaking (although there are some exceptions), you have three years from the date of the negligence or having knowledge of your injury and it being caused or partially caused by the Hospital or GP involved in your care, so please be mindful of the legal window of opportunity you have and seek advice in a timely fashion. It is always best to take specialist advice to have the time limit assessed even if three years have passed as there may be a valid exception to the general rule.
We know from hearing many people's stories and also from our own experiences, how important it is that you seek advice from reputable sources that have plenty of experience in the specialist area of Cauda Equina Syndrome claims. We take this very seriously and feel we are duty-bound to provide you with information to help you find the best advice (UK only).
Getting legal Advice.
Our legal panel will offer you free legal advice at any point, use our map to find the right firm for you. By clicking on the boxes you can read more about the firms and partners.
What help do we offer while you are going through a legal case?
A legal case can be stressful. If you have any worries or concerns along the way we are always here on our helpline to offer support and share our experiences, not just on legal matters but all other matters concerning your condition. All of our legal partners are very client focused and our friendly and approachable but we recognise that sometimes making the initial contact with a specialist solicitor can be daunting. If you need any help before deciding upon pursuing legal advice do feel free to get in touch with us and we would be happy to discuss your specific situation further.