There is a reason why anything that is a hassle, problem or that causes a great deal of stress is referred to as a pain in the neck, and that reason is the simple fact that neck pain can be one of the most difficult and unpleasant complaints that anybody has to cope with. It is doubly unfortunate then, that it is also one of the most common medical complaints in the UK and can befall anybody relatively easily. For this reason therefore, this article will attempt to shed a little more light on the issue of neck injuries by discussing the common causes, talking about neck injuries symptoms, and then finally considering the possibility of claiming compensation in the light of a neck injury.
Common Causes Of Neck Injuries
There is any number of ways in which a person can suffer a neck injury including due to over straining themselves when lifting or pushing items or equipment or due to a slip, trip or fall. However, arguably the most common cause of neck injury in the UK is a road traffic accident, whereby the sudden impact of such a collision causes any number of neck injuries which are commonly referred to under the umbrella of whiplash.
Neck Injuries Symptoms
The main reason why this type of ailment is so difficult for a victim to cope with is because neck injuries symptoms can be diverse, long lasting and difficult to recover from. The most common neck injuries symptoms are severe pain which can become chronic, reduced and painful movement of the neck and coexisting pain in the back or shoulders. This is not the end of it in many cases however, as there are also other differing severe symptoms which can develop, and these include anxiety or depression, headaches and drowsiness. If you therefore suffer this plethora of symptoms as a result of a neck injury that wasn’t your fault, then it may be worth considering claiming compensation.
What If The Injury Wasn’t Your Fault?
The law states that if you are injured and the fault demonstrably lies with another party, be it an individual or an organisation, then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. This therefore clearly applies to a neck injury that was not your fault, and the entitlement to claim is in place in order to offer you some measure of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships which you may encounter due to your ailment.
Who Can Help You To Claim?
If you do believe that you may have a valid compensation claim, then the best people to trust to handle your claim are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline. They have over 15 years’ worth of experience in the field and have friendly and professional advisers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Neck injury claims