Neck Injury Compensation Claim
Have you suffered a neck injury that wasn’t your fault? Then you may be entitled to a Neck Injury Compensation Claim.
Neck injuries are most commonly caused by Road Traffic Accidents or Slips, Trips and Falls. The neck is the link between the brain and the body. Damage to the spinal column in the neck can affect the nerve signals sent to the rest of the body. A Spinal Injury can lead to loss of feeling, numbness and, in the most serious cases, paralysis.
In some cases, Fractures and other injuries to the neck have virtually no symptoms immediately after the accident – sometimes taking days or even weeks to show up. The most common neck injury is Whiplash, which is caused by any sudden movements of the body for example moving forwards then backwards very quickly.
Claims National are experts in providing legal help and support for people who have suffered neck injuries and will help secure the compensation you deserve.
Each individual case will be dealt with in strictly professional and confidential manor and there are no associated legal fees to pay. We will take your case on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis and return 100% of the compensation.
In order to pursue a neck injury claim for compensation, you will have to show medical evidence of your injuries, as well as providing sufficient evidence that the injury was not of your fault, but due to somebody else’s negligence.
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Neck injury or slept funny? The common signs of neck injury include:
- Stiffness and limited mobility in the neck
- Pain which can sometimes be soreness, a burning or heating sensation, or a dull ache
- Increase in the level of pain when the neck is moved
- Pain and stiffness radiating down into the shoulders
- Headaches, pins and needles in the arms, dizziness and sickness
The most common causes of neck injury are road traffic accidents sports injuries and accidents at work. During a road traffic accident, you may experience whiplash, which is caused by stretching and tearing muscles in the neck. The effects of whiplash usually only last around 3 months however, in more severe cases of whiplash, these effects can last up to 12 months.
Neck injuries are very common in sports, especially those involving speed. A large percentage of the time, neck injuries during sport are not due to anybody else’s negligence but, in some rare cases, neck injuries during sport could be the result of a malicious act, of which you may be able to claim for compensation.
Obtaining a neck injury whilst at work, is actually rather common, too. As an employer, you have a duty of care to ensure that all of your employees are working in a safe environment, and are handling no kind of faulty equipment or machinery. There are also health and safety regulations that must be put in place, of which your employer must meet, establishing that all employees are following the regulations also. This then means that, an accident occurring in work, of which was not your fault, is usually put into the fault of your employer, of whom you may be able to pursue a claim for compensation against.
The effects that the damaged neck tissue have on your daily life will be taken into consideration when deciding on a settlement to compensate you. A solicitor will use the facts of your injury to calculate the value of compensation you will receive. Factors affecting your sum of compensation includes age, gender, and general state of health prior to your injuries You are also entitled to recover any financial expenses you have had to face due to your injury, such as physiotherapy, rehabilitation programs, travelling expenses etc.