For Clients

The aftermath of a spinal cord injury can be devastating and bewildering as you, your family and friends come to terms with the life changing effects of your injuries. Organising packages of care, sourcing specialist equipment, making adaptations to the home and returning to work are just some of the challenges that need to be addressed. Yet with the right care and support a fulfilled and independent life is possible.

SIA Case Management is dedicated to supporting spinal cord injured people who have received a legal settlement following injury or diagnosis. We will work with you and your solicitors to identify, plan and meet your specific needs to help rebuild after a devastating injury or diagnosis. Focused on ensuring you receive the care and support you need, this partnership offers the knowledge and skills of two of the leading organisations in the SCI community.

CHOOSING A SOLICITOR

You should always seek legal advice from a specialist solicitor if you feel that another person was at least partly at fault for your spinal cord injury. We want to help you with this process by ensuring that you are able to access the best possible legal advice for your case.   The SIA directory lists firms and companies that have a proven track record for dealing with spinal cord injured (SCI) people, have met SIA criteria and have agreed to abide by our Codes of Conduct.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Whether you’re being treated in a Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, general hospital or other non-SCI specialist environment, SIA Peer Support Officers provide

– one-to-one support
– practical help and advice
– encouragement and a listening ear

They will also support your family members and friends, allowing them to talk through the impact of a spinal cord injury with someone who understands and who can signpost them to sources of help and information.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Learn more about spinal cord injury (SCI) with the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA).  Their publications cover a wide range of topics about SCI and the issues faced at different stages of life with an injury.
They also provide training to increase the knowledge and understanding of spinal cord injury for healthcare professionals, solicitors and case managers.