Compensation for Neck Injury Claims
If you or a loved one have suffered a neck injury due to the negligence of someone else, then you may be able to claim compensation.
Neck injuries are fairly common and can happen in a number of different ways, whether from a workplace accident, a car accident or even simple slips, trips or falls. To make a claim for compensation, it is crucial to identify what type of neck injury you have sustained and how it has affected your life. The reason for this is because your financial settlement will depend on how much long term pain or disability you suffer as the result of your neck injury.
At The Compensation Experts, we understand how a serious neck injury can not only leave you, or a loved one, in physical pain, but also compromise your financial situation if you are unable to work. Regardless of the cause, if you have suffered a neck injury due to the negligence of someone else, our team of legal advisors can help you to get compensation for your neck injury. Additionally, we can also help you to obtain extra care, modifications to your home, rehabilitation and support should you be unable to work.
Don’t suffer in silence, speak to our friendly team today to find out how much you can claim. You can also benefit from our No Win No Fee* services. This means that if you don’t win your claim for compensation, you and your family aren’t left with any scary costs (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page).
What neck injuries are eligible for compensation?
In medical terms, a neck injury can relate to the damage of the spine, bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons or surrounding muscles between the head and back. Neck injuries can also be linked to psychological conditions, including anxiety and depression.
Regardless of the severity of the neck injury, you should be eligible for compensation if you sustained the injury in the last 3 years, and someone else was to blame. Common causes of neck injury include: road accidents, work accidents, medical negligence, slips, trips and falls, and accidents in public places.
The Most Common Neck Injuries
To start your neck injury claim for compensation, it is extremely important to seek medical advice to ensure that your neck injury is diagnosed accurately and that you receive all the necessary medical care. Some of the most common neck injuries include:
This condition is usually caused by car accidents, due to sudden movement sideways, backwards or forwards. The sudden movement can overstretch and damage the tendons in the neck. This can cause severe pain and injury to the neck muscles and, in extreme cases, to the cervical spine.
- Chronic Whiplash Syndrome
When whiplash symptoms are prolonged for multiple months, it might be a case of chronic whiplash. The most common symptom is an acute pain in the neck that lasts for several months. It affects everyday and professional activities, and it can also lead to anxiety and depression.
- Neck Strain
Neck strains are very common and they are frequently sustained at work. This can be through lifting heavy objects or due to falling objects. Slips, trips and falls are also a common cause for this type of neck injury. Most neck strains result in soft tissue damage, pulled muscles or tendon damage. However, more severe cases can affect the victim’s mobility and quality of life.
- Broken Neck and Paralysis
An individual’s broken neck corresponds to a fractured or dislocated vertebrae in the neck area of the spine. This neck injury can be life-threatening. It might also have a profound effect on the victim’s life. Severe cases of broken neck can lead to paralysis.
How much compensation can I claim for my neck injury?
The compensation amount you can claim for your neck injury will depend on the extent of your injury. It can also include any costs or losses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
Usually, minor neck injury claims with shorter recovery times produce compensation amounts of up to £4,000. Whereas more serious neck injury claims with long recovery times might obtain up to £16,000. On the other hand, severe neck injury claims, such as fractures or conditions that can lead to paralysis, might generate compensation amounts of up to £100,000 or more.
Nevertheless, these amounts are only reference points and each case is unique. When you contact our team, we will consider the many ways your neck injury has affected your life. We will factor in 2 distinct areas:
- General Damages: these damages correspond to the nature of the neck injury and any pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA) caused by it.
- Special Damages: these damages correspond to any expenses or financial losses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
When all these effects are considered, one of our solicitors will then be able to calculate the correct compensation award for your neck injury claim.
How do I start my neck injury claim?
To start your neck injury claim, complete and submit our claim form. The Compensation Experts team will then contact you to discuss the details of your case. Once our team has determined that you will be able to make a neck injury claim, we will put you in touch with one of our neck injury specialised solicitors to start your claim.
In the next steps, your designated solicitor will advise you what you need to do to make a successful neck injury claim for compensation. In this stage, we will look at any evidence or possible testimonials, and we will advise you about what records and documents you should keep to support your case.
Once all the details and evidence about your case are gathered, your “letter of claim” will then be submitted. After this step, we can then calculate your estimated compensation and make an offer to the defendant to settle the compensation amount.
Throughout the entire process, our team at The Compensation Experts will work closely with you and your loved ones to guide you and support you during all stages. With unrivalled industry experience, we treat all claims with expertise, sensitivity and delicacy.
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Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which then helps us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client has their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish. They will also be there every step of the way. The client has a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert advisors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee* basis, so if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover your compensation.
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may be also be liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.