Your neck covers the area from the top of your spine to the base of your head and it includes a complex network of ligaments, muscles and tendons that could be injured as the result of an accident.
Long-term neck injuries can be incredibly painful and can lead to reduced mobility as well as the inability to go to work and earn a living, or enjoy your life. You could suffer damage to your vertebrae, discs or muscles in your neck and in severe cases, even damage your cervical spine.
If you have suffered long-term neck injuries and are suffering months or even years after your accident, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and see how we can help you claim personal injury compensation. Our lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee service, so even if you’re struggling financially, you can afford to make a claim.
What type of accident happened?
There are a number of different types of accident which could lead to a neck injury, but here are a few of the most common that we hear about:
- Car accident which could cause whiplash, injuring the neck muscles or spine
- Motorbike accident which can lead to neck and spine injuries, even a broken neck and paralysis
- Manual handling accidents where you are lifting heavy items, often at workplaces
In all these types of accident, it could be that somebody else is liable for your injuries. Perhaps your employer didn’t provide you with proper manual handling training or equipment to help you lift heavy loads. Or maybe a dangerous driver was speeding and hit you whilst you were pulling out of a junction on your motorbike.
Making a claim for compensation is usually pretty straightforward and the amount of compensation you’ll receive depends on which part of your neck you have injured, the severity of your injuries, your prognosis/duration of your symptoms and the possibility of permanent disability.
Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of customers claim personal injury compensation since we were established in 2000, so get in touch with us for confidential, no-obligation advice within three years of your accident.
Should you make a claim?
If you’ve suffered long-term neck injuries which have left you in pain for months or even years, or have been left permanently disabled after suffering an injury to your neck, we could help you make a claim for compensation.
You deserve to be compensated if somebody else has caused your accident, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. We’re here to help and are proud to be endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service.
Date Published: August 12, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton