If you’ve suffered a neck injury due to someone else’s negligence Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help. We can provide you with the legal representation you need to claim the neck injury compensation you deserve. For a consultation, call us on freephone [CallbackNumber]] or contact us online.
Slater and Gordon appreciate how painful and debilitating neck injuries can be. In fact, experiencing this type of injury can be life-changing. If you’ve hurt your neck and it wasn’t your fault, we’re here to help.
Who can claim neck injury compensation?
If you’ve suffered a neck injury due to someone else’s negligence, even if they were only partly to blame, you may be entitled to claim compensation. A neck injury is an injury to any part of the top of the spine, muscles, bones, ligaments, cartilage or tendons between the head and the back.
Regardless of whether your injury is minor, moderate or severe, you may be able to take legal action. For example, if your neck injury is relatively minor but you have been forced to take time off work, you may be eligible to make a claim. Cases like this can include symptoms such as pain and numbness lasting from a couple of months up to a year.
You may also be able to claim compensation if you’ve suffered a more serious neck injury that causes you permanent, ongoing or recurrent pain, such as a prolapsed disc or cervical spondylosis. This can also include whiplash injuries where the recovery period lasts for between one and two years.
Since the neck includes part of the spine, damage to the neck can cause spinal cord injuries and can be life-changing. The most severe neck injuries can result in complete paralysis, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia. Settlements for injuries of this severity are usually the highest.
What can cause a neck injury?
Your neck is vulnerable and can be extremely easy to injure. There are a wide range of different instances in which you might hurt your neck.
For example, being involved in a road traffic accident is one of the most common causes of neck injuries. The sudden deceleration on impact can cause the head and neck to be forced forwards then backwards or to the side. Often referred to as ‘whiplash’, hurting your neck in this way causes damage to the soft tissue in this part of your body, and you may experience symptoms such as pain and stiffness in the neck, swelling, numbness, restricted movement, dizziness, tiredness and blurred vision. It’s important to note that these symptoms may not appear straightaway. In fact, it can take anything from 12 hours to a couple of days after the incident for you to feel the effects.
You may be able to claim compensation if you’ve suffered a neck injury due to medical negligence, such as surgical or handling errors and misdiagnosis. If you’ve been injured at work, for example, as the result of a slip, trip or fall, or due to heavy lifting, you may also be eligible to claim.
What can be claimed?
It’s important to note that every single case is different. The compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors and your individual circumstances. The severity of your injury will be taken into consideration, as well as the impact it’s had on your life since it happened and how it will affect you in the future.
Generally speaking, you may be able to claim for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of mental or physical capacity
- Loss of earnings, including during the recovery period and if you are unable to return to work in the future
- Reimbursement for medical expenses, including treatment and care costs
- Reimbursement for associated costs, such as travel expenses
- Reimbursement for damage to personal property
How do I make a claim?
If you want to make a neck injury compensation claim, you can contact Slater and Gordon Lawyers. As one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, we’re perfectly placed to provide you with the expert advice you need. We’ll work with you to determine if you’re able to make a claim. If you decide to proceed, we’ll support you every step of the way.
How Slater and Gordon can help
Our personal injury solicitors will assess your case to help you determine if you’re eligible to make a claim. Before you file your claim, we’ll explain how successful we think it’s likely to be, helping to manage your expectations.
Our team of highly trained solicitors are well equipped with the knowledge, resources and experience to deal with your case, providing you with the legal representation you need to claim the compensation you deserve. Our solicitors are professional yet friendly and treat each case with the utmost compassion and sensitivity at all times.
We could help you make a No Win, No Fee claim. This means that if your case is unsuccessful, you will not be expected to pay us. The majority (98%) of our personal injury claims are funded in this way. No Win, No Fee claims, also known as Conditional Fee Agreements, can enable you to pursue justice without worrying about any negative impact on your personal finances. This can give you added peace of mind throughout the process.
To discuss your situation with us, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on freephone 0800 916 9046 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you.
As one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, we have offices around the country. You can find us in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.
Many of our qualified solicitors are members of respected organisations such as the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers.