A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when a traumatic event results in damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord. The most common injuries of these types include contusion (bruising of the spinal cord) and compression (caused by pressure on the spinal cord). Other types of spine injuries include severing or tearing of some nerve fibers and central cord syndrome (specific damage to the corticospinal tracts of the cervical region of the spinal cord).
Various types of spinal cord injuries that may entitle you to compensation include:
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