Sudden or acute neck injuries are common. Some of these become part of a neck injury claims process. Neck injuries range from mild to extremely severe, and some of the more catastrophic neck injuries can even be fatal. Here are some examples of neck injuries.
Minor neck injuries
Minor neck injuries are suffered when the injured person has tripped, fallen a short distance or twisted their spine. This can be as a result of a slip, trip or fall over an uneven or damaged surface, or maybe over a trailing cable. If this has happened to you and you can show that the accident was someone else’s fault, then you may be able to start a neck injury claims process and get some compensation for your injuries.
It is useful if you can collect some information at the scene, such as the contact details of someone who saw what happened or some photographs. As soon as you are able to do so, you should contact a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. We operate a 24/7 helpline so that people just like you can get in touch whenever they need to.
More serious neck injuries
A more serious neck injury can result from a car accident, a fall from height or a direct blow to the head. The circumstances of the accident will dictate what sort of neck injury claims process that you undertake. It is best to get expert advice on this from Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of highly trained professional advisers can give you some sound early advice about your claim. Then, you will be put in touch with a personal injury lawyer who specialises in exactly your type of accident.
If your neck injury was from a fall from a height at work, you may be put in touch with an employer’s liability insurance expert personal injury lawyer. If your injury was caused in a car accident (this is often called a whiplash injury), you will be put in touch with a personal injury lawyer who has experience of car accident claims. If you have been injured by a blow on the head during a criminal assault, you will be allocated a criminal claims expert.
Whichever type of expert is allocated to your case, you will not have to pay them any upfront legal fees as your case will be handled on a no win no fee basis.
Very serious neck injuries
Of course, the most serious neck injuries involve weeks or months in hospital and rehabilitation. This takes a heavy toll on any family’s finances. For that reason, your personal injury lawyer will work hard to secure compensation not only for the injury itself, but also for all the money that you have lost and have had to pay out because you have been injured. In serious neck injuries, this can amount to quite large sums of money.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to start your claim.
Date Published: 6th October 2013
Author: David Brown