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Spinal Injury Solicitors

Lavelle Partners LLP have successfully managed many cases of injury or disease caused by brain damage related to medical negligence.

Our team is headed by partner Avril Scally, who has almost 20 years’ experience in medical negligence and personal injury claims. The team places client care at the centre of everything they do. Our team have developed a reputation for excellence in their field, most recently being the recipients of Medical Negligence Team of the Year at the Irish Law Awards 2022. From the first moment you speak to one of our solicitors, we will listen to your case carefully and with empathy and will only recommend advancing your case if we believe you have a valid case.

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Lavelle Partners LLP Team win at Irish Law Awards 2022

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Why Lavelle Partners LLP?

We have both the legal expertise and understanding of the real-life challenges faced by individuals and their families following such events. Our solicitors will manage the process entirely on your behalf; compiling the information necessary for your case, including medical notes and managing the submission of your medical negligence claim.

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Recent Cases

At Lavelle Partners LLP, we have worked with many clients who have suffered serious spinal injuries, successfully bringing claims on their behalf where it was due to negligence by another party. Here are some of our recent cases.

Frequently asked questions about Spinal Injuries

Lavelle Partners have helped many clients to successfully bring a claim following spinal injuries of all types and severity.  You may be able to claim for the following types of spinal injury:

  • Complete spinal cord injury : total loss of motor and sensory function below the site of the injury
  • Incomplete spinal cord injury : partial loss of motor and sensory function below the site of the injury
  • Open spinal cord injury : whereby an object has penetrated the spinal cord.

If paralysis has resulted from the spinal injury, you may hear this referred to as:

  • Tetraplegia (or quadriplegia) : meaning the arms, hands, trunk, legs and pelvic organs are all affected.
  • Paraplegia : meaning part of the trunk, legs and pelvic organs are affected.
Spinal injuries can be caused by accidents due to negligence in a range of contexts including (but not limited to):

  • Workplaces
  • Educational establishments
  • Public facilities
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Healthcare settings
  • Military facilities
  • Supermarkets or other retail establishments
  • Construction sites

Regardless of where the injury occurred, it will be necessary to establish who is at fault for the accident which led to the spinal injury.  Depending on the situation, this may be a local authority, public entity, building contractor, employer, a private company, or an individual.

To bring a claim against a negligent party for your injuries, it will be necessary to prove:

  1. The party owed you a duty of care – if you were not owed a duty of care, no claim can be brought, and;
  2. The duty of care was breached, and;
  3. The breach of care led to spinal injury.

This means that in some contexts, it may not be possible to make a claim because there is a lack of proof that negligence occurred.  One of our primary roles will be to establish if there are grounds for a claim and if so, to create a compelling case that proves the other party held legal culpability which they breached, leading to your injury.

If you are unsure whether the circumstances of your spinal injury are grounds for a claim, please contact one of our spinal injury solicitors today who will take the time to listen to the details of your case and advise you of your legal options.

Claims following spinal injuries due to negligence may cover two areas of loss:

  • Pain and suffering due to the injury;
  • Specific costs resulting from the injury caused. This may cover costs already incurred, such as transport, accommodation, and medical treatment, and expected future expenses, such as physical therapy and care costs.

The award you receive will be based on the precise injuries suffered and the circumstances of the case.


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For further information on making a claim for spinal injury in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners LLP in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or email Avril Scally at


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    • I would highly recommend Lavelle Partners. Nicholas was very informative and explained everything in great detail from start to finish leading to a successful outcome.

      John Doyle
    • Lavelle Partners helped me when I was in a very tough time. I would highly recommend Avril Scally and her team. She was very professional and kind from day one. She was very patient with me and explained the whole process. She did a brilliant job. I could not thank her enough. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone!!

      Valentina Ilies
    • I highly recommend Lavelle Partners especially Nicholas Moore for his continuous hard work and dedication. I am very grateful for all the help and support I have received from Lavelle Partners over the past 4 years! Now the matter has settled I can now relax thanks to Lavelle Partners and Nicholas Moore for all their efforts.

      Kerrie Cooney
    • Lavelle Partners and Avril in particular are an incredibly invested and committed team who are invested and treat their clients with respect. I highly recommend and can guarantee you will receive high quality service.

      Colm Bermingham
    • Avril and her team provided a first class service with prompt communication and clear guidance during a very difficult time for me. Thanks for the positive outcome and all your help and support.

      Martina Burke
    • What can I say only I personally work with a lot of people every day in my walking life. But the team of Lavelle I would highly 100% recommend. Avril Scally and her team are highly professional not only with what they do but to make you feel comfortable, to ask are you okay.

      Natasha Bracken
    • Lavelle Partners did an excellent and professional job in handling my case. I was very happy with the result. I dealt with Avril Scally, who was very professional and nice to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

      Robbie Fullarton
    • Avril and her team have been really supportive and patient during a long personal injury case.

      Riccardo Pellegrin