Neck Injury Claims
Claiming compensation for a neck injury
Neck Injury Claims
It’s complicated to move around with a neck injury. It can leave you isolated and depressed with extreme physical pain. Any injury can affect your day-to-day life, but neck damages can make it impossible to go to work, drive, or carry on with social activities and hobbies. Some types of neck injury can heal faster. But, in most critical cases, the symptoms of neck injury can last for many years and may need ongoing treatment.
If your injury was somebody else’s mistake and happened in the last three years, then you can make a compensation claim.
Types of neck injury
Minor and significant neck injuries can involve whiplash or cartilage damage. It can also damage muscles or tendons between the head and back. Usually, these injuries can heal quickly, but symptoms can last up to some years.
As the neck is a significant part of the spine, fractures can sometimes have life-changing effects. Paralysis can happen in some severe cases of fractured vertebrae. If you or a loved one have experienced a neck injury, you can make a serious injury claim.
Causes of neck injuries
A legal advisor may be able to help you make a claim, no matter what kind of accident you were involved in. A legal advisor can help you if :
- It occurred in the last three years.
- It was someone else’s mistake.
You can gather more information about some of the common types of accidents. An expert solicitor can help you with that.
Accidents at work
Heavy lifting at work can usually cause neck strain or pulled muscles, especially if you have not got the proper training or have been given the equipment you require. Should carry out Regular risk assessments to make sure you are kept as much safe as possible. If they are unable to do so, then they may be held responsible.
A neck injury can cause by :
- Falling objects – Mostly in warehouses or factories, where items have not been appropriately secured.
- Slips and trips – if the packaging has not been disposed of correctly or if spillages are not cleaned up quickly.
- Falls from height – If appropriate, safety measures were not followed while working on scaffolding.
Slips, trips, and falls in public places
The cleaning up of the spillages is the duty of the shops, bars, and restaurants. The corridors and walkways should be obstacle-free, thus avoiding any harm to the general public walking.
Severe neck ache can also happen due to slips and trips. A sudden jolt, jerk in the neck can occur due to a fall or if the channel hit with something.
Road traffic accidents
Road traffic accidents cause whiplash injuries when a sudden jolt in vehicles causes stretching of the neck more than its normal movement range. Whiplash injuries heal on their own in some time. You may also need rehabilitation for a full recovery.
Other road users may also be driving dangerously, leading to road accidents. You may be a passenger or driver. An expert legal advisor can help make a successful claim against the reckless driver. However, the compensation amount is paid mainly by their insurance company.
We offer a no-win-no-fee agreement to our potential clients. We will charge you only if you receive your compensation amount. It also means there will be no expenditures in advance.
If you are not sure about starting a claim, contact our expert legal advisor.