If you weren’t to blame for the accident that caused your neck injury you may be able to claim compensation – and our Law Society Personal Injury Panel accredited compensation claims solicitors can help you.
If you’ve suffered a serious neck injury then any compensation you win can’t make up for your accident – but could make a significant contribution to making your post accident life easier.
What are the most common cause of neck injuries?
Most commonly neck injuries occur as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents in the work place and in the course of participation in sports and range from the minor to the fatal.
Types of neck injury
Your neck is one of the most vulnerable parts of your body . Injuries to it can be catastrophic. For example, the most vulnerable section of the spine, the most critical blood vessels and nerves and our airway all passed through your neck.
Injury to the neck can be minor – in the form of sprains to tendons, ligaments and muscles which can cause inconvenience and substantial discomfort.
However the tragic consequences of crushing, constricting and impact injuries that fracture the spine and sever wholly or partially the spinal cord or crush the trachea (airway) can include death, brain damage or lifelong paraplegia or quadriplegia.
A popular misconception exists that if you have a pre-existing neck condition you will not be entitled to make a neck injury claim. This is not true if we can prove that your new injury made your pre-existing condition much worse – or causes a neck condition that you may not have even been aware of to suddenly develop.
My neck injury – what can I claim for?
Compensation for a neck injury following an accident usually divided between two different types of what are known as “damages”;
- general damages to compensate your pain and distress and
- special damages to ensure that you suffer no financial disadvantage as a result of your injury, and to help you to experience the best possible quality of life that your injury will allow.
Neck injury compensation claims – they can be complex
Not only is the law relating to accident claims quite complex – but to maximise the chances of winning the compensation you deserve, your solicitor will need to fully understand medical issues around your accident and neck injuries in general.
That’s why you need a specialist personal injury solicitor. How do you identify one? That’s easy. Although there are approximately hundred and 41,000 qualified solicitors in England and Wales, just 400 of them are accredited members of the Law Society’s own Personal Injury Panel. So if you want to give yourself the best chance of winning the compensation you need, make sure your solicitor is on the Personal Injury Panel.
Needless to say our team includes a personal injury panel member.
My neck injury means I can’t travel – how can you help me?
Our accident compensation claim team are happy to make home and hospital visits to those who are unable to travel because of their injuries.
Neck injury claims – the importance of urgent medical treatment and urgent legal advice
It is quite possible to suffer a neck injury, such as whiplash or a fracture of the spine and be unaware that you are injured until several days or longer after the accident – when the symptoms then become painfully apparent.
If you have suffered a neck injury, then getting it diagnosed immediately after the accident makes it much easier to prove that the accident cause those injuries.
However if you’re symptoms appear only several days after the accident and there was no diagnosis immediately after the accident it can become harder for your solicitor to prove a connection between the two.
The level of your compensation will be related directly to the extent of your injury and the prognosis. So the existence of valid, accurate and complete medical reports are essential if we are to win your claim for you.
Neck Injury Compensation Claim Solicitors? Call our specialists for help
People often don’t realise that strict time limits apply to personal injury compensation claims. Don’t wait too long or you may miss your chance to win the compensation you deserve.
For FREE initial phone advice and a FREE initial interview,
- Simply phone our team on Salisbury  422300 or FREEPHONE 0800 1404544, or
- Contact us via the enquiry form below: