You’ve surely heard the phrase ‘to stick one’s neck out’? We use this phrase when explaining situations where we are taking a risk and there is a reason for this, our necks are incredibly vulnerable and unlike more malleable parts of our anatomy they don’t repair easily.
Our necks are also full of nerve endings that stretch all around our bodies, so a neck injury could have far-reaching implications that may lead to such debilitating conditions as paralysis, lasting muscle or tendon damage or prolapsed disks. Sadly, accidents that cause neck injuries are quite common.
Trips or falls, falling objects or a misuse of faulty equipment are all accidents that can result in neck injuries and many of these injuries will resolve within weeks, with no lasting side-effects. In some cases though, the effects can be potentially life-changing.
Claiming compensation for a neck injury at work
If you have suffered a neck injury at work that has negatively impacted your work or personal life in any way then Accident Advice Helpline will be able to offer a specialist service to fully investigate if the cause of your injury was the negligence or direct antagonism of your employer.
Our expert lawyers and solicitors have been trained in all aspects of personal injury law and are backed by a team of convivial advisers who will be able to offer you a no obligation quote via our 24-hour hotline.
How much will I receive for my neck injury?
How much compensation you can claim will depend on the severity of your injury and if you’ve suffered neck problems in the past.
If you experienced neck troubles before starting at your current place of employment, it is up to your employer to provide you with adequate support.
So if an existing condition has been aggravated, brought back of made worse by your working conditions, you will almost certainly have grounds to make a claim.
Why use Accident Advice Helpline?
We have over a decade of experience dealing with personal injury claims and have been known to vigilantly fight for our clients, making sure the compensation process is as painless for them as possible, as they will have already suffered enough.
Date Published: October 20, 2013
Author: David Brown