Neck Vertebrae Injuries & Neck Soft Tissue Injury Compensation Claims
What is a neck injury?
The neck primarily supports the weight of the head and protects the nerves that carry sensory information from the brain down to the rest of the body, thus the neck is a complex but significant area and injuries to it can cause serious and permanent damage to the body and the victim’s livelihood. In extreme cases, sufferers can lose the ability to move parts of their body.
Therefore, an injury to the neck may have serious and sometimes lifelong implications for the victim. You can make a claim for a neck injury if the accident was the result of another person's negligence. Compensation can be used to cover the cost of medical bills, rehabilitation and loss of earnings, and is based on the severity of the accident.
If you, a family member or friend, have suffered a neck injury and require legal advice, get in touch with one of our personal injury solicitors today.
What are the causes of Neck Injuries:
The common causes of neck injury include:
- Road Traffic Accidents such as whiplash.
- Sports Injuries- e.g. Boxing, Rugby and Gymnastics.
- Slips, Trips and fall on uneven or slippery surface
- Back injuries can also effect or influence injuries in the neck.
What are the causes of Neck Injuries at work:
Neck Injuries at work can result from many things including:
- Injury on dangerous premises
- Falling objects
- Farm accidents
- Forklift truck accidents
- Inadequate training
- Building site accidents
- Crane accidents
- Dangerous practice and procedures
- Lack of personal protection equipment
- Ladder accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Manual handling accidents
- Office accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Slip, trips and falls
- Military accidents
The Physiology of Neck Injury:
There are many delicate distinctions in the nature and severity of neck injuries, each case is considered individually considering the extent of that injury and how it has an effect on the victim.
There are many variations of neck injury such as:
|Spinal cord damage:||This can befall when the vertebrae and discs are moved out of place or crushed, causing the victim excruciating pain and inconvenience.|
|Whiplash:||Whiplash suggests indications following an injury where the head is thrown first into hyper extension and then forward quickly. This is most often due to road traffic accidents but can also be caused by sports injuries or falls.|
|Serious disc lesions:||Herniated disc occurs when the soft substance on the inside of the disc is pushed out. If this rests on a nerve root, which is a likely consequence, the victim will feel pain and have symptoms such as weakness, numbness or pins and needles in the arms.|
|Fractures:||A neck fracture is a break in a cervical bone.|
|Dislocation:||Dislocation occurs when a neck bone moves out its normal position which causes spinal instability.|
What are the effects of a Neck Injury?
In some cases, even minor neck injuries can have a major impact on the victim’s day to day life.
Some symptoms of neck injuries include:
- Stiffness or swelling
- Pins and needles
- Reduced mobility
- Muscle spasms
- Chronic pain
- Weakness in the limbs
How much you could claim for Neck Injury?
You can make a claim for a neck injury if the accident was the result of another person's negligence. Compensation can be used to cover the cost of medical bills, rehabilitation and loss of earnings, and is based on the severity of the accident:
Between fatal and minor, dependent on recovery time, age of victim and residual use/disability: £500 to £100,000
Mild neck injury: £100 to £6000
Moderate neck injury: £6500 to £20,000
Serious neck injury: £115,000 +
Permanent neck problems that do not prevent the victim from leading a fairly normal life: £15,000
Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible. The Grieves Solicitors injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.
Wha type of compensation are you entitled to?
There are 2 main types of compensation you can claim for in a claim:
- Pain and suffering of the injury (General damages).
- Financial losses and expenses (Special damages).
The compensation you will receive may differ as aspects of special damages will need to be considered. Therefore it is important for you to contact Grieves Solicitors for a full consultation and what you could expect to receive.
Why you should choose Grieves Solicitors:
Grieves Solicitors are specialised in dealing with neck personal injury claims and have built up 19 years of specialist experience. Over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would use us again or would recommend us to family or friends.
Grieves Solicitors will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout. Along with neck injury compensation claims, Grieves Solicitors also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body.
The Principal, Helen Grieves has been re-accredited three times with membership of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel which is the quality mark for lawyers working in personal injury. She has also been re- accredited three times as a senior litigator member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
What you need to do to make a Neck Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a lawful process used to recover financial compensation for anyone who has suffered a personal injury through no fault of their own. Grieves Solicitors will help guide you through the step by step process and the strength of your neck injury compensation claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take. Before starting your compensation claim for your neck injury, you should contact us and speak to one of our personal injury specialists, we will ensure you are given a specialised, personal and confidential service.
How to contact us:
We recognise that making a claim can seem frightening at first so if you have any questions or apprehensions, we will only be too happy address to help talk these with you.
If you, a family member or friend, have suffered a neck injury and require legal advice, contact one of our personal injury solicitors today. You can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in our claim form and a member of our team will get back to you.