Types of neck injuries
Injuries can range from soft tissue injuries to include whiplash and muscle strains, to more serious injury such as:
- ruptured tendons
- chips and fractures of vertebrae
- prolapsed discs
- fractures or damage to discs in the cervical spine
- permanent damage to the brachial plexus
- substantial loss of movement in the neck and loss of function in one or more of the limbs
The most severe type of neck injury is associated with incomplete paraplegia or an injury that results in permanent spastic quadriparesis. Some neck injuries despite the injured individual wearing a collar 24 hours a day for a number of years can result in the injured individual having little or no movement in the neck.
Compensation is payable on receipt of an admission of liability and the level of compensation is dependent on what the medical evidence supports. In very serious cases we can seek an early payment to relieve financial hardship.
Our advice would be that if you have suffered a neck injury and are in pain for over 24 hours that you seek advice from your GP.
Specialists in neck injuries
Our team of specialist Personal Injury (PI) lawyers are extremely proactive in helping to assess what injury you have suffered and what level of compensation you are likely to receive. We also recognise that assistance in respect of financial losses, rehabilitation and occasionally home adaptations are important to our clients and we fight robustly on these issues.
In most instances our team of specialist Personal Injury lawyers can instruct a medical expert to offer you an appointment in order that a medical report can be compiled on your injury, following your instructions to proceed with a claim for compensation.
The medical report will allow us to assess and advise you on the following;
- the level and extent of your injury
- the level of compensation that can be attributed to your injury
- what rehabilitation/treatment you may require
- what out of pocket expenses you are liable to be compensated for
- whether a follow up report from a different expert is required
Time limit to make a claim
You generally have three years from the date of accident to bring a claim, although there are a few exceptions which our legal team will be able to advise you upon.
If you, a family member, or a friend has suffered a neck injury as a result of an accident and you would like to make a claim for compensation please speak to our Personal Injury (PI) lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form form and we will call you.