Neck Injury Compensation Claims
Injuries to the neck can be sustained from a wide variety of accident types. Some of the most common causes of neck injuries include car accidents, accidents at work, sporting accidents and slips, trips and falls.
Not only can a neck injury be extremely painful, but they can also cause mobility problems, making everyday tasks such as walking or driving difficult or even impossible. The length of time that these type of injuries take to heal is also massively varied. A minor neck injury may cause pain and discomfort for a few weeks and heal completely. A more serious injury to the neck can cause long-term and even permanent disability.
If you have suffered any type of neck injury due to an accident that was somebody else’s fault, you have a legal right to claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused.
If you have been involved in an accident within the last three years and have sustained damage to your neck, call 0800 678 1410 today to find out if you are eligible for compensation. You will be provided with a free claim assessment, which is the perfect opportunity to discuss the details of your accident with an experienced legal adviser.
If you do have a valid claim, your solicitor can help you fight for justice on a no win, no fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs that you have to pay to start your claim. You also have the peace of mind in knowing that should your claim fail, you will not be left with the financial burden of paying legal fees. Your solicitors only receive a fee if and when you receive compensation for your neck injury.
Most common causes of neck injuries
There are many different types of accidents that can result in some form of neck injury being sustained. Of course, not all of these accidents will be somebody else’s fault, with many being caused by a person’s own actions. However, when these injuries stem from the negligence of a third party, it is important to remember that you may be entitled to claim damages.
Some of the most common causes of neck injuries include the following:
Car and other road accidents – road traffic accidents, and car accidents in particular, are a major source of neck injury claims, with the most commonly known injury being whiplash. When vehicles collide, even at relatively low speeds, the force of the impact often causes a person’s head and neck to be thrust backwards and forwards in a sudden jerking motion. This causes the hyperextension of the muscles and ligaments in the neck, and can even result in fractured or broken bones.
Criminal injuries and attacks – suffering a sudden and unexpected blow to the head is another cause of neck injuries. This can cause particularly serious head and neck injuries when a person is punched or attacked with an object and they hit their head on the floor.
Accidents at work – there are many different situations at work that may result in an employee suffering from a neck injury. This can include slipping on a wet floor or tripping over cables in an office environment. Being hit by a falling object in a factory or warehouse. Neck injuries can also be caused by repetitive work where inadequate training has been provided or unsafe work practices have been adopted.
There are different types of neck injuries that a person may suffer from as a result of an accident. Some of the common types of claims that solicitors work with in regards to a neck injury include:
- Whiplash injuries that may have healed within a year
- Whiplash injuries that may take two or more years to heal
- Neck injuries caused by work demands
- Dislocations or fractures
- Ruptured tendons that can cause permanent disability
- Sports tackles that are reckless and lead to neck injuries
Call 0800 678 1410 for a free, no-obligation consultation. A fully trained legal adviser will assess the details of your case and ascertain the strength of your claim.
During your free assessment, you will be asked a few questions about the accident and the injuries you have sustained. The solicitor will use this information to assess if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim and the likely outcome.
This meeting is also the prime time for you to ask any questions about your case and to ascertain what will be required from you in order to progress with the case.
How much compensation will I be awarded?
Having evaluated the details of your individual case, your solicitor will be in a position to offer you a realistic guideline as to how much compensation you can expect to be awarded for your claim.
The final amount awarded will vary from case to case and so it is important to recognise that the amount of compensation that you are awarded will heavily depend upon your personal circumstances.
It is the responsibility of your solicitor to demonstrate the severity of your condition as well as the impact that it has had and will continue to have on your life.
The more severe the illness or injury is, the greater the compensation amount will be. Speak to an experienced solicitor today to obtain a realistic estimate of your likely award based on your personal circumstances.
How long will it take to complete my case?
In order to obtain a successful outcome on your claim, your solicitor will need to prove liability, diagnosis and the severity of the damages and loss caused to you. To do this, the solicitor must gather evidence and documentation and present the case to the defendant. The quicker proof can be gathered and established, the quicker your case can be completed.