Neck injuries can be a particularly painful and restrictive injury type, resulting in difficulty with head movements and even putting you at risk from spinal injuries. Neck injuries may be caused by many different situations, including:
- A road traffic accident
- A slip, trip or fall
- A work injury
Neck injuries may include whiplash – a common and very uncomfortable complaint following a car crash, caused by the sudden movement of the neck as it jerks forward and backwards with the momentum of the crash. Other accidents may include a fall from height – perhaps in a construction environment, or improper posture caused by an uncomfortable office chair at work may cause neck muscle strain.
However your neck injury occurred, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to receive treatment and advice. You may not even be aware that your neck has been injured until a few days later – this is why it is so important to receive medical advice immediately following an accident, as doctors can spot problems before you are even aware of them.
Are neck injuries eligible for compensation?
In many cases, your neck injury will have been caused by an accident where someone else was to blame. If this has happened, then you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries – as long as the accident also occurred within the past three years and resulted in the need for medical attention. To check your eligibility, you can either speak with an adviser by calling Accident Advice Helpline’s 24/7 advice line on 0800 180 4123, or alternatively you may prefer to make use of their 30 second online tool. This will also give an indication of how much compensation you may be able to claim.
How is compensation calculated?
Compensation for neck injuries is determined by a number of factors, and influenced by past cases of a similar nature. The severity of your injury and long-term impacts will be taken into account, as well as current and ongoing expenses such as medical treatment and loss of earnings.
To ensure you receive as much compensation as you are entitled to, it is important to make use of a legal representative who not only specialises in personal injuries, but who also has specific proven experience in neck injuries. This may seem like a daunting task, but there are easy options available to find this expert help.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we work with a network of over 190 legal partners, all of whom may have specialisms in a specific accident type such as industrial deafness, whiplash, or road traffic accidents. Once you have provided the details of your accident and neck injury to one of our professional advisers, your case will be matched to the exact legal team it needs for the best possible outcome.
Accident Advice Helpline can be reached via our advice line, by using our short online claim form or by using our 30 second calculator. All cases are treated with understanding and sensitivity on a no win no fee basis.