How a neck injury could affect your life

It is common knowledge that a neck injury can have an impact on your mobility and day-to-day life. Neck injuries which are more serious in nature can also lead to numbness or even paralysis due to damaging the nerve signals from the brain to the different areas of your body.

Not only could you have been left with pain, emotional distress and mobility issues but your neck injury could also have lead to you, temporarily or permanently, losing your independence.

We have helped thousands of people claim personal injury compensation so when it comes to the impact your injury has had on your life and the lives of your loved ones we understand and with our expert knowledge, we can help you work out if you’re entitled to make a claim.

Our work has helped people in similar situations to you claim the compensation they deserve from their neck injuries and we have seen first hand how it has helped them cope and recover. When you are ready to speak about your experience Direct Solicitors are here for you, call our legally trained advice team and find out how we can help you.

What types of neck injury can I claim for?

Neck injuries can vary in severity and can often require ongoing medical treatment. But any neck injury, from minor to severe, will be uncomfortable, to say the least, this is why when making a claim we will treat your case on an individual basis to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

Common neck injuries include:

Whiplash

Mostly caused due to road traffic accidents, whiplash is damage sustained to the soft tissue, cartilage, tendons and muscles in the neck area which has been strained by an unexpected, abrupt movement of your head.
Whilst you may feel fine after your accident, it is common for whiplash symptoms to appear at a later date.

Fractured Vertebrae

Again this type of neck injury is commonly caused by road traffic accidents. This type of injury is caused by a sudden impact or a form of movement that has caused an abrupt movement to your neck.
Because your neck forms part of your spine, a fracture here can lead to life-changing and even fatal consequences.

There are many ways in which someone could injure their neck, therefore, if none of the above relates to your injury then don’t worry, it is still likely we can help you. As long as your injury was due to someone else’s negligence and was sustained in the last 3 years then contact our legal advice team on 08000 250 250 and we can tell you if you could be eligible to make a claim.

Where would the compensation for my neck injury come from?

When claiming compensation it is claimed from the party at fault for the accident, or their insurers. Therefore, the responsible party would differ depending on what type of accident you were involved in.

Road Traffic Accidents:

If you were involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault then you would be able to claim compensation for your neck injury from the other person’s insurance provider.

If the other person cannot be found, so they collided with you and drove off, or if they were uninsured when they collided with you then you would be able to process your claim towards the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.

Slip, Trip Or Fall:

In this instance, it would be the person/company who is responsible for the public space you had your accident in who would be liable to pay your compensation, this could mean for example a supermarket owner, the local council etc.

Workplace Injury:

If you sustained your neck injury at work then it would be your employer’s insurers who would cover the cost of your compensation.

If your injury was due to your employer’s negligence or failure to act then you have a legal right to claim and don’t have to worry about any repercussions such as being dismissed or treated differently as this would be illegal.

Your employer legally has to take out an employers liability insurance, so you don’t have to be concerned about any financial impact on your employer.

If you want to find out more about where your compensation would come from then get in touch with our legal advice team today, after asking you a few questions about your experiences we can provide you tailored advice and inform you of all your options.

How much compensation would I get if I claimed?

Each claim is different due to the variations in severity and impacts an injury can have on someone’s life, the amount you are compensated will vary depending on your circumstances.

Our claims compensation calculator can provide you with an estimate for your injuries; however, our experienced specialist solicitors will also aim to get you compensated for any personal circumstances, again these will vary but will include:

  • Your loss of earnings
  • Future loss of earnings/change in career prospects
  • Impacts on your working life (changes to your abilities)
  • Any care or support you have received, even if it was from family members
  • If you have to have any adaptations
  • Medical treatment/care or medication you have had to pay for
  • Travel costs

We cannot tell you the exact amount you will be compensated at the start of your claim and each claim is assessed on its own individual circumstances to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to.

What Will Happen If I Make A Neck Injury Claim?

Upon contacting our legal advisors we will answer all questions and queries you may have and ask you about your experience so we can get to know your accident and injury a little better.

We are not middle-men so our knowledge is based on the experience of dealing with cases just like yours and helping people through traumatic times and life-changing events.

Our legal advice team will be able to supply you with free, confidential, no-obligation advice tailored to your circumstances, they can also tell you in minutes if you are eligible to make a No Win No Fee claim for your injuries.

Providing you are happy to proceed we can get your file set up in the same call so you don’t have to worry about being passed around and your details will go no further than our system.

Once you have returned your documents your solicitor will be in contact, we have specialist solicitors in all areas so you can have peace of mind that your claim is in experienced hands. At this stage they will explain in more detail what will happen and what exactly they will be able to do for you, answering any questions you may have.

Your solicitor will contact the responsible party and inform them of the claim, once they gain a response they will contact you to discuss what will happen next.

Making a claim can be a big decision and therefore, we feel it is important that you make the right, informed decision. Contact our legal advice team today on 08000 250 250 and we can give you the help, guidance and support you need before making your decision.

How do I know that I can claim for my neck injury?

The quickest and simplest way to find out if you are eligible to make a claim is to contact our legal advice team, we can tell you in one quick phone call if you can make a claim.

However, in order to decide if you are eligible to make a personal compensation claim, we can advise, you must at least, be able to answer “yes” to the following:

  • Was your accident/diagnosis in the last 3 years?
  • Was the accident caused by someone else?
  • Did you sustain injuries due to the accident?

Knowing who’s negligence caused an accident can sometimes be confusing, contact our team today and we can talk through what has happened to you, alternatively fill out our online form and we can call you.

What Are The Average Neck Injury and Whiplash Compensation Payouts

Below is the list of typical payouts of how much compensation you could receive.  

If you have suffered an injury that isn’t listed here then we could still help. Or try our personal injury calculator to gain an estimate amount of how much compensation you could receive.

Mild Whiplash

Symptoms last no longer than two years – £1,850 to £6,250

Whiplash With Spinal Disc Injury

 An injury causing restricted movement of the neck or other limbs – £5,000 to £16,000

Severe Neck Injury 

Serious fractures and significant dislocations that require surgery – £29,300 to £42,500

Very Serious Neck Injury 

Injuries that remarkably affect the movement of one/more limbs – £34,500 to £112,500

Permanent Paralysis

The severe injury that leads to paralysis – £140,000 to £260,000

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