A few reasons for a serious neck injury
Women, more than men, are affected by pains in the neck area, which can range from a mild ache to severe burning pains and these can happen for several reasons including:
- Sleeping awkwardly
- Sitting in an awkward position for a prolonged length of time
- Worry and stress
- Injury or trauma
- A slipped disc
- Brittle bones
Road traffic accidents for serious neck injury
When the neck injury has been caused by an accident, the most common way is when a car goes into the back of another car causing a jolt. This can force the head of the occupants in the front car to jerk suddenly backwards, forwards or sideways creating the perfect circumstances for a neck injury.
This type of injury is known as whiplash and there can be other causes, in fact anything that results in the sudden harsh movement of your head will probably mean you get whiplash.
The symptoms for a serious neck injury
The symptoms you have for a serious neck injury will vary greatly depending on how bad the injury is, sometimes the symptoms do not manifest themselves immediately, but they can include:
- Pain to the neck area
- Pain in the arms and legs
- Pain in the back
- Numbness in the arms and legs, or pins and needles
- Anxiety or depression
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
As you can see, some of these symptoms can be worse than people normally associate with whiplash, some of them can be life changing and mean you can no longer carry out everyday tasks for yourself.
Personal injury compensation claim for a neck injury
If your injury has occurred because of an accident, no matter how that accident occurred, if it was not your fault, you might be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Esther Rantzen, the well-known UK consumer champion, recommends that you use Accident Advice helpline to assist you with your claim. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis and Esther will assure you that if you call Accident Advice Helpline you will receive free advice, that no money is required to make a claim and that No Win No Fee means exactly that.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the leaders in the personal injury compensation claim industry, with an enviable reputation for our customer service and for providing complete customer satisfaction.
Our advisors are friendly and efficient and will discuss, in confidence, your claim with you and start the process if you want to, you are under no obligation to proceed if you don’t want to. Our freephone number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and there are advisors on the numbers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or you can complete our online 30-second test that will give you guidance as to if you qualify, also giving a rough idea of how much you might expect.
Date Published: 4th August 2013