Neck Injury Claims
We specialise in helping neck injury victims claim the compensation they deserve.
Compensation for Neck Injury Claims
If you or a loved one has suffered a neck injury due to the negligence of someone else, 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. When claiming neck injury compensation, it is crucial to identify what injury you have sustained and how it has affected your life. This is because your financial settlement will depend on how much long term pain or disability you are likely to 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 agents can help you to claim neck injury compensation. 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.
Each of the law firms we work with offers no win no fee services. If you don’t win your claim for compensation, you and your family aren’t left with any scary costs.
Typically, customers pay 25% including VAT of the compensation amount that is recovered by our third-party law firms, although this is subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this. For example, you may be required to pay an additional fee for other costs such as after-the-event (ATE) insurance. Termination fees may apply.
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 workplace stress, 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.
The Most Common Neck Injuries
Before you claim compensation for a neck injury, it is extremely important that you first to seek medical advice to receive an accurate diagnosis and all the necessary medical care. A neck injury could be:
Whiplash is usually caused by a neck injury in a car accident, due to sudden movement sideways, backwards or forwards. The sudden movement can overstretch and damage the tendons in the neck, which can cause severe pain and injury to the neck muscles and, in extreme cases, the cervical spine.
- Chronic Whiplash Syndrome
If you’re noticing your whiplash symptoms are prolonged for multiple months, you might have chronic whiplash. The most common symptom is an acute pain in the neck that lasts for several months that affects every day activities; it can also lead to anxiety and depression.
- Neck Strain
Neck strains are very common. Our law firms frequently oversee compensation for work-related neck injury claims. 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 will have a profound effect on a victim’s life, with severe cases of broken neck leading to paralysis; it can even be life-threatening.
How much compensation can I claim for my neck injury?
The neck injury compensation you can claim for will depend on the extent of your injury. It can also include any costs you have incurred as a result of the accident, as well as any potential losses that will come with taking time off work.
We’ve offered a rough neck injury compensation calculator to give you an idea of how much you might be able to claim.
Minor neck injury compensation claims
Usually, minor neck injury claims with shorter recovery times produce compensation amounts of up to £4,000.*
Based on 2021 Judicial College Guidelines.
Serious neck injury compensation claims
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.
Based on 2021 Judicial College Guidelines.
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 two 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 the experienced neck injury lawyers we work with will 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 are eligible to make a neck injury claim, we will put you in touch with a neck injury lawyer to start your claim.
Next, your designated neck injury lawyer will advise you what you need to do to make a successful neck injury compensation claim. In this stage, we will look at any evidence or possible testimonials, and advise what records and documents you should keep to offer support to your case.
Once all the details and evidence about your case are gathered, your “letter of claim” will be submitted. After this step, the law firm can then calculate your estimated neck injury compensation and make an offer to the defendant to settle the amount.
Throughout the entire process, your solicitor will work closely with you and your loved ones, to guide you and support you during all stages.
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered a neck injury in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
One of the main exceptions to this is if you were a child at the time of the accident, in which case you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every accident is different, the neck injury claim amount can differ case to case. Factors that contribute to the final figure include: the extent of your neck injuries, any loss of earnings, and estimated future losses.
Our dedicated team of neck injury compensation experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
When making a neck injury claim it’s important that you know what to expect of the process. That’s why we make your claim as transparent & clear as possible.
Your neck injury lawyer will gather all the evidence before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date at every step.Find out more