If you were to ask a GP in the United Kingdom what kinds of complaints he or she deals with most regularly, the answer that many would give would be that of neck or back pain or injuries. This is the case as it is unfortunately relatively easy to damage or strain the muscles in your neck and as such many people do suffer from these injuries. Despite the relative ease of sustaining such an injury however, the complaint is still often serious enough that the pain and discomfort caused does still require professional medical attention. For this reason, it is important that everyone understands a little more about these types of injuries, the associated symptoms which they can produce and about how you may be able to claim compensation in the light of some neck injuries.
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. So, as mentioned above, this article will now turn to the issue of compensation.
When You Suffer A Neck Injury How Much Compensation Could You Receive?
When someone suffers a neck injury how much compensation they may receive is often their first question, but before this can be answered you must first understand when compensation may be available. According to UK law you may claim compensation in the light of a neck injury if the injury was demonstrably the fault of another party, so, if this was the case then for the person who suffered a neck injury how much they may receive can now be discussed. When it comes to a neck injury how much compensation you receive will be determined on an individual basis, and will be an amount that is designed to reflect and provide some measure of recompense for the level of emotional, physical and financial pain which your injury has caused.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisers can be reached on 0800 689 0500 now
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: David Brown