Neck Injury Compensation – How Much Can I Claim?
In some of the most severe cases, a neck injury can result in paralysis or severe mobility problems. Such injuries can make it necessary for the sufferer to have full time care. There can be long lasting problems such as little neck movement and severe headaches. Even less serious neck injuries may require surgery and result in pain, discomfort and stiffness. This can have an effect upon the sufferer’s ability to work and take part in a social life. If you’ve suffered a neck injury, speak to our solicitors today on 01414420616 to make a claim for compensation.
What are the Most Common Causes of Neck Injury?
Whiplash is a very common neck injury that is normally a result of a car accident. It can cause dizziness and pain. Neck injuries can also be as a result of a particularly bad slip, trip or fall. The can even be developed at work, either from an accident, or a continuing discomfort from office work or uncomfortable sitting positions.
How is Compensation for a Neck Injury Calculated?
The figures listed below have been have taken from the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases 13th ed. These give lawyers a guideline of how much personal injury compensation may be due for a particular injury in the UK. However, each case is different and many different factors will contribute to a compensation claim. Other factors include the severity of the injury, the length of time taken to recover and whether surgery was necessary. It may also be possible to claim for loss of earnings. The figures below do not take any of these factors, or any matters that are specific to your case, into account. Contact our team of neck injury specialists to discuss your case and find out how much you may be able to claim.
Neck Injury Compensation Levels
Severe Neck Injuries Awards
- In the region of £112,750. In cases where the claimant has suffered incomplete paraplegia or despite wearing a collar 24 hours a day for years, still has little or no neck movement and severe headaches.
- £50,000 – £99,500 – usually when there is serious damage or fracture to the spine.
- £34,575 – £42,550 – fractures or dislocations or severe damage to soft tissues and/or rupture tnedons that lead to chronic conditions and significant permanent disability.
Moderate Neck Injuries Compensation Levels
- £19,000 – £29,250 Includes chronic conditions, usually involving referred symptoms to other parts of the anatomy, or serious soft tissues injuries to neck and back combined
- £10,450 – £19,000 Soft tissue or wrenching type injury and disc lesion of more serious type resulting in cervical spondylosis, serious limitation of movement, permanent or recurring pain, stiffness or discomfort and possible need for further surgery.
- £6,000 – £10,450 Injuries which may have accelerated and or exacerbated a pre-existing condition, usually over less than 5 years
Minor Neck Injury Damages
The compensation award depends on factors such as severity of injury, intensity of pain, consistency of symptoms, impact on life, work and medication taken.
- £3,300 – £6,000 Full recovery in 1 – 2 years
- £1,860 – £3,300 Full recovery in 3 months – 1 year
- A Few hundred – £1,860 Full recovery in 3 months
Contact Our Glasgow, Neck Injury Compensation Solicitors
A neck injury can have a catastrophic impact upon your life. If you have been injured in the last three years and were not at fault, contact our personal injury experts to discuss your case. We can help you get the compensation you deserve on a no win, no fee* basis. Call us on 01414420616. You can also make an online enquiry by completing our claim form.