There are a small number of ailments and complaints which are, unfortunately, all too common within the UK, and arguably the most ubiquitous of all of these is the neck pain injury. A neck pain injury can essentially be anything from a simple muscular strain to full blown chronic whiplash, but whatever the nature of the neck pain injury the fact remains that it can be, and often is, hugely painful and uncomfortable for the sufferer. It is for this reason that it is important that people understand the mechanics and causes of these kinds of injury, as well as being fully informed about the potential of claiming compensation in light of such an injury when it was somebody else’s fault.
Mechanics Of A Neck Pain Injury
There are a multitude of different types of neck injury, all of which can cause prolonged and severe pain, however there is a general common theme to the mechanics of these injuries. This is that they largely involve either a straining or spraining of muscles, tendons or ligaments in the neck as a result of overexertion or overstretching of these muscular fibres.
Causes Of Neck Injuries
The kind of overexertion or unnatural movement of muscle fibres as mentioned above, can occur in a great many different circumstances. These include when a person lifts too large a weight, or lifts a load incorrectly, when a person holds their head in an unnatural position for a prolonged period of time, and when a person suffers a heavy impact as a result of a sporting collision or incident. However, the most common cause is undoubtedly that of a road traffic collision when a victim is thrown forward in their seat and then snapped back by the action of their seatbelt, thus creating a jolting, jerking movement of the neck muscles.
If you do suffer such an injury, either in a road traffic collision or in another set of circumstances, and the injury was demonstrably somebody else’s fault then the law states that you are entitled to claim personal injury compensation. The reason that this ability to claim is in place is in order to allow you to gain some measure of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships which you have suffered, but who can help you to claim?
Who Can Help You To Claim?
If you want to try and ensure that you receive all of the compensation that you deserve, you can do no better than to trust the handling of your claim to Accident Advice Helpline; Accident Advice Helpline have over 13 years’ worth of experience in the field of personal injury compensation, and you can find out how they could help you by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: 13th January 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Neck injury claims