Neck Injuries Compensation
The neck is both important and fragile. It supports the head, controls body movement and provides a passage for air, food and water to reach the rest of the body through the esophagus. The neck can be injured easily upon any impact or fall and the resulting damage can be extremely serious.
Neck Injury Accident Claims
If you have injured your neck following an accident that was not your fault then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against the negligent party, regardless of the severity of the damage. Neck injuries can be caused in a number of ways from accidents at work and in public, such as slips, trips and falls to sports injuries. The most common injuries to the neck that you hear about however are those following road traffic accidents; namely whiplash.
Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by the neck being jolted backwards and forward and being extended beyond its limit. It is usually caused by rear end collisions and can also be caused by falls.
The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the seriousness of the injury and recovery time, taking into account government guidelines and the amount of compensation that has been awarded in previously decided cases. Accordingly, you will be able to claim a large amount of compensation for injuries that result in paralysis or a broken neck and are likely to receive less compensation for fractures, bruising, stiffness and whiplash.
The following is a guide to the compensation you can expect to claim following a neck injury:
- Minor Whiplash – up to £3,000
- Serious Whiplash – up to £6,000
- Fractures – up to £22,000
- Permanent Disability – up to £40,000
If you would like to make a compensation claim for your neck injury then you should speak to our personal injury solicitors** Bradford who will be able to work on your case on a no win no fee* basis. You should make sure that you appoint a personal injury solicitor in Bradford within three years of the date of the accident otherwise you may be barred from bringing a claim.
Neck Injury Claims Lawyers Bradford
Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Our neck injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering. Call us on 01274 051 685^, or if you wish to make an online enquiry please use our contact form.