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Brachial plexus

What is brachial plexus?

The brachial plexus is a complex system of nerves which start in the neck and branch out into the shoulders, arms and hands. They are responsible for controlling movement and feeling in the upper limbs.

When the brachial plexus is damaged this functionality can be significantly impaired.

Brachial plexus injury claims

The vast majority of paediatric and adult brachial plexus injury claims are caused by trauma and when this injury is caused by an accident which was not entirely the injured party’s fault, they are entitled to claim compensation.

Over the years, we have worked on a number of successful brachial plexus compensation claims and we understand how life altering these injuries can be; particularly since the causes of these injuries are often so traumatising to begin with.

Causes of brachial plexus injury

The term brachial plexus injury, or BPI, actually refers to a number of conditions which impair the function of the brachial plexus nerve network. These include:

  • High speed road traffic accidents, including car and motorcycle accidents

  • Blunt trauma and impact injuries

  • Stabbings and gunshot wounds

  • Inflammation, or brachial plexitis

  • Compression

  • Neuropathy

Brachial plexus injury solicitors

If you have suffered a serious brachial plexus injury because of an accident which was not entirely your fault, you could be entitled to compensation and we could help you to achieve it.

We have years of experience in dealing with brachial injury claims and we know how upsetting and life altering they can be. That’s why we ensure that our clients benefit from an understanding point of contact and a source of help and advice. We also enlist the help of leading medical experts to help compile our client’s case and also to identify the level of care and rehabilitation required in the client’s individual circumstances, ensuring that our client’s compensation is maximised.

Contact us today to discuss your circumstances and read on to find out more about brachial plexus injuries, the accidents which most frequently cause them and the symptoms to look out for.

While extremely common, many people aren’t familiar with brachial plexus injuries and this can create a delay between the condition occurring and the diagnosis being made.

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