Did you suffer a neck injury due to somebody else’s negligence? We can help you by beginning your compensation claim today.
We understand that a neck injury can have a lasting effect on your daily life.
We know necking injuries affect what you’re able to do on a daily basis due to mobility issues. In fact, severe neck injuries have the ability to lead to numbness and paralysis which can lead to damaged nerve singles from your brain to other parts of the body.
In the short term, your injury may lead you dependent on care from somebody else due to pain which affects your mobility and mood.
We have over 20 years of experience working with personal injury claims and understand how a neck injury can affect your life and we have the ability to understand whether you are entitled to compensation.
We’re proud to be able to help individuals like yourself get the compensation they deserve due to a neck injury. If you are ready to discuss the specifics of your injury, call us today for a consultation at 0808 164 9153.
However, feel free to read the rest of this article for more information dealing with neck injuries and claims.
What to Expect With The Neck Injury Compensation Claim
When you call us to discuss your neck injury claim, we will provide you with the answers to all of your questions.
The advice we offer is based upon over 20 years of working with neck injury claims, just like you are dealing with, we will use our expertise to give you the best advice upon making a claim.
If we do not believe you have a solid claim for your neck injury, and upon your agreement to pass on your details, we will put you in touch with the specialist solicitor.
Your specialist solicitor will be available throughout your claim process to answer any particular questions you may have.
They will negotiate on your behalf as well as contacting the responsible party so you do not have to.
Upon your neck injury claim, the solicitor will ask for permission to access medical records as well as invite you to take part in a free medical assessment.
However, by contacting us first about your neck injury allows you to get the advice you may need before you begin a compensation claim.
The Various Types Of Neck Injuries
Whiplash is caused due to an injury to the soft tissue of your neck. When your head is moved abruptly and unexpectedly, it leads to the soft tissue of your neck being strained, which leads to whiplash.
Whiplash is not an injury that always occurs right after the accident, it may take days to develop, in which you feel staggering next pain at a much later date.
Another type of serious neck injury is when the vertebrae is fractured.
This can be due to a sudden impact caused by a traffic accident, or any accident where your neck is caused to move abruptly.
If you believe you have suffered a fracture on your vertebrae, it is best to seek medical attention quickly. Vertebrate fractures are very serious and can lead to life change in situations, due to their ability to fracture the spine causing one part to rub against another. If you are suffering a fracture to the vertebrae you are more than likely in severe amounts of pain. It’s best to seek medical professional advice to help minimize the amount of pain through specialized treatments and prescriptions.
How Compensation Is Calculated
Compensation is calculated by seeing how the injury has affected your life as well as the severity of that injury.
There are several things that a solicitor will take into consideration:
- How long of a recovery time you have.
- The lasting impact of the injury and its severity.
- Loss of earnings due to missed work.
- Money spent on medical expenses and travel.
- Any type of care you have received from a professional or relative.
Who Will Pay My Compensation?
The individual who is responsible for your accident is the one that is required to pay for any compensation. However, the responsible party is going to vary depending upon the type of accident that caused the neck injury.
For example, if your neck injury is due to a road accident, your compensation will be paid by the other party’s insurance provider.
However, if the driver is uninsured or cannot be found, then the responsibility falls upon The Motor Insurers Bureau to cover the cost of compensation.
It is possible to read more about compensation due to a road accident here.
However, if your injury occurred in a public area, the person who is responsible for that public space is also responsible for paying your compensation. This could be the owner of your local retail store or supermarket, depending upon where you were injured. For more information about public injury claims, click here.
Likewise, if you were injured while at work, the responsibility comes down to the employer’s insurance to cover the cost of your compensation.
If your employer is responsible for your injury, there is no need to worry about being treated differently at work if you make a claim as this is illegal.
In addition, you should not worry about the financial impact a compensation claim will cause your employer due to the fact that they are required by law to have insurance to cover the cost of your claim.
Read more about employer compensation claims here.
How To Begin A Neck Injury Compensation Claim?
There are three ways you can begin a neck injury claim.
You can begin by calling us at 0808 164 9153 and speak directly with us about your claim. Or you can fill in your complete details on one of our forms and we will call you back.
Finally, you can enter the details of your claim online with one of our forms here.
Am I Entitled To Make A Claim?
You’re more than likely able to make a compensation claim if your neck injury was due to somebody else’s fault or negligence. If this injury has had a direct impact on your quality of life, you may be entitled to compensation.