In a spinal cord injury claim where liability is denied and we cannot secure an interim payment quickly, you may still need and be entitled to claim state benefits as a result of your injury.

Such an injury brings changes not only for the injured party but also for their family and friends as it can impact on their ability to work, and often evolves in such a way that their need for and entitlement to benefits can be overlooked. Claiming benefits can be complex and time-consuming; there may be delays, it’s all very bureaucratic and often there’s a complete lack of awareness.

We have partnered with the team at Oxfordshire Welfare Rights to bridge the gap in the system where accessing benefits is concerned. Their expertise in assisting people who, though not claiming, may be entitled to benefits – benefits that can make a huge practical difference to them and their family – is much appreciated by our customers and their families.

Of course, it may well be that their situation cannot be improved upon, but just as often a review of their situation reveals that progress might be achieved using a different approach. Often, just undertaking the review helps everyone involved gain a better understanding of how the benefits system operates which can be helpful to customers and their families.

We help people from all over the country and the Oxfordshire Welfare Rights team are able to work with us on all our cases. The scheme is also one we make more widely available, to customers from across the firm and not just to those we are helping with spinal injury compensation claims.

Seven out of ten people who suffer a spinal cord injury do not have grounds to make a compensation claim and yet their need for this sort of service is possibly even greater than those who do have a claim. We want to help.

  • Linda Jones
      • Linda Jones
      • Director of Legal Services - Private Client
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      • Jon Rees
      • Partner & Head of Practice Area - Life Changing Injury
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