Have you suffered from a neck injury that you believe was caused by the negligence of someone else? If so, you could be entitled to claiming neck injury compensation for your suffering.
Beardsells No Win No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors have been dealing with neck injury compensation claims for over thirty years, working to hard to ensure the maximum amount of compensation is won for our clients.
Your Neck Injury
Any neck injury should be seen to by a medical professional immediately. Your well-being is priority and you don’t want to suffer more due to an urge to ‘shrug it off’.
All neck injuries are different, but can usually be categorised within the following:
Whiplash – Whiplash is most often caused by violent, sudden movement of the head and is considered to be the most common form of neck injury, often resulting in whiplash injury compensation following a road accident. Damage to the soft tissue in your neck muscles, ligaments and nerves can lead to a wide variety of symptoms, including:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Pain and stiffness in the neck or lower back
- Restricted movement
- Muscle spasms
- Swelling and numbness
- Pins and needles in the arms and hands
Repetitive strain – repetitive strain injuries are caused by consistently maintaining an awkward or unnatural position. This is common in office workers who spend a lot of time working at computers. Common symptoms include:
- Tingling or numbness
Sprains and strains – injuries that fit into the ‘sprains and strains’ category are likely to be aggravated by activity. The best way to recover from these injuries is through rest and anti-inflammatory medication.
Nerve pinch injury. Also known as a “stinger” or “burner” injury, a pinched or compromised nerve in the neck can result in sharp and painful shooting sensations in the neck and arms. The symptoms usually go away reasonably quickly.
Disk injury – if an injury has caused damage to a vertebral disk, nerves in your neck can become irritated. This can cause pain to travel from the neck and into the legs.
Vertebral fracture – Some accidents can cause a vertebra in your neck to fracture, or even break. This form of neck injury is always a medical emergency, since a spinal fracture can cause damage to the spinal cord, which can lead to paralysis, or even death.
Spinal cord damage – If an accident is serious enough to disrupt the vertebral bones, which protect the spinal cord, this can result in the spinal cord being damaged. Your spinal cord is constructed by essential nerve elements, therefore spinal cord injuries can cause partial or complete paralysis, and in some cases, even death. Car accidents and other serious injuries can lead to spinal cord damage.
What Will Determine The Amount of Compensation for a Neck Injury?
Neck injury compensation amounts work in the same way as most personal injuries. A fair compensation amount will be determined first by ‘pain and suffering’. Pain and suffering covers factors such as temporary and permanent limitations on activity, potential shortening of life, depression, scarring and so on.
A neck injury can affect your quality of life in a number of ways, including:
- Decrease in physical ability
- Full or partial paralysis
- Consistent pain
- Inability to drive a motor vehicle
- Time off work or education
- Unpleasant surgical treatments
- Difficulty sleeping
- Restricted or painful movement
The above factors will have an affect on the amount of neck injury compensation you are entitled to claiming. Your neck injury compensation amount will also depend on any financial losses. For example, time off work, costs for care, medication or costs for the time of a medical professional.
So what was it that caused your neck injury? There are a number of common causes, such as:
- Road traffic accidents
- Trips and falls
- Falling objects
- Sports injuries
- Repetitive activities (e.g. working at a computer)
Make a Claim Today
Ready to claim your neck injury compensation? Talk to Beardsells Personal Injury Solicitors today to find out what the next step is. Call now on 0800 677 1911 or Start Your Claim Now using the form on the right hand side of this page.