When you mention a neck injury UK residents are strangely compelled to often think that this is not a serious or severe medical complaint, but the unfortunate fact is that it certainly can be. This is the case as a neck injury UK based or otherwise is likely to produce a great deal of pain and discomfort which can in some cases become chronic, meaning that it remains with the victim for over six months.
Therefore such a neck injury will clearly have a detrimental effect on somebody’s life in terms of both making their life more difficult and making it much more unpleasant.
Beyond this too, neck injuries can have a number of secondary symptoms which in themselves can be rather debilitating for a sufferer, but which are often not recognised by the public at large. It is for this reason therefore, that the remainder of this article will attempt to further illuminate people as to the issues if neck injuries by discussing their common causes, the secondary symptoms which have already been mentioned and then finally the potential for a victim to claim compensation and who can help them to do so.
Common Causes Of Neck Injuries
Unfortunately, there are a plethora of different ways in which an individual could suffer a neck injury but all of these do have a common thread. This is that they all involve a movement or positioning of the neck which leads to the straining or spraining of the many muscles, tendons and ligaments in the area.
When these muscular fibres are damaged it is this which causes the pain associated with neck injuries and this can be difficult to recover from due to the need for continuing use of these neck muscles.
Secondary Symptoms Of Neck Injuries
As well as producing severe and sometimes long lasting pain, neck injuries can lead to significant and diverse secondary symptoms.
These can include associated pain in the lower back or shoulders, headaches and psychological symptoms like anxiety or depression, all of which can be very disturbing to a sufferer and may lead them to wondering if they could deserve compensation.
Claiming Compensation for a Neck Injury in the UK
The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and it was demonstrably somebody else’s fault, then you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation and this can very much apply to a neck injury in the UK.
This ability to claim is in place in order to offer recompense for the physical, emotional and financial pain that a victim has suffered, and Accident Advice Helpline are dedicated personal injury specialists who specialise in ensuring that claimants get all of the compensation that they deserve in light of this.
You can contact them 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 13th January 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Neck injury claims