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Neck Injury Compensation
If you injure your neck in an accident that was not your fault then you may be entitled to make a significant compensation claim. This is because the neck is fragile and because it is an important part of the body as a lot of nerves run through it. Neck injuries can be isolated or can be part of an injury to another part of the body such as the shoulders or the head. Whiplash following road traffic accidents or falls at work or in public places are the most common causes of neck injuries, which can be either relatively minor or very serious.
The most common causes of neck injuries are road traffic accidents. The most common neck injuries after whiplash are: muscle strains, neck sprains, herniated discs and neck fractures. The first symptoms of neck injuries include stiffness, pain, swelling, weakness and instability. If you feel any of these symptoms following an accident then you should contact one of our personal injury solicitors Wakefield who will help you to make a claim on a no win no fee* basis.
Make a Claim for a Neck Injury
In order to strengthen your claim there are certain steps you should follow following an accident that results in a neck injury. The most vital is obviously to seek immediate medical attention so as to avoid aggravating the injury, even if there are no immediate symptoms as sometimes the symptoms follow a few days after. In addition, you should ensure that you take a note of the details of any witnesses to the accident so that they can be approached later by one of our personal injury solicitors Wakefield.
The amount of compensation you can claim following a neck injury is substantial. In addition to compensation for the physical injuries you can also claim compensation for psychological injuries and recover other costs such as medical expenses, loss of income and damage to property.
If you would like to make a claim you should act fast. Any claim must be made within three years of the date of the accident that resulted in the injury otherwise it will be time barred. In the case of a child this claim can be made within three years of the child’s 18th birthday.
We are experts in all forms of body specific injury claims. If you have been hurt in an accident and would like to learn more about claiming personal injury compensation then select the area of your body that has been affected and then call us to discuss your case.