In Australia someone sustains a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) every day. It can be caused by a traumatic (motor vehicle, fall, motor cycle, cyclist) or non-traumatic (infection, degeneration) event which results in damage to the spinal cord, and as a result a varied loss of function below the site of injury. If you’ve experienced a spinal injury through no fault of your own, then you might be owned compensation. If you are not sure then you can seek advice from Frekhtman & Associates or other law firms to help you figure out what you need to do next. This damage can cause a complete loss of all motor or sensory function or an incomplete loss, where people may have some sensation or movement. Some people often have to turn to wheelchairs or motorized scooters similar to what you can find at Scooters ‘N Chairs to regain some of their indepedance.
People with a SCI may have reduced bowel and bladder control, digestive function, circulation, temperature control and autonomic and sympathetic control below their level of injury.