Neck Injury Claims for Compensation
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
What Is A Neck Injury Claim?
Neck injuries are some of the most common personal injuries which can occur. They can vary from severe to minor injuries and can be a result of many different accidents. The main type of neck injury claims arise from whiplash injuries, which are usually the result of being involved in a car accident. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident which has resulted in any type of injury, you may be able to make a claim.
Other common neck injury claims arise due to accidents at work. These can be more severe and can be as a result of numerous issues which can happen in the workplace. These can include defective equipment, building site accidents and falling from heights, to name a few. Neck injuries can also occur from accidents in public places such as slips, trips and falls.
Can I Make A Claim For Compensation?
A claim for compensation can be made if there was another party at fault for your accident. For example, in a road traffic accident, road users have a duty of care to each other to ensure they use the roads safely, and the risk of accidents is minimised. If an accident occurs, which was not your fault, and as a result, you have suffered a neck injury, you can bring a claim against the other road user who caused the accident.
In relation to a workplace accident, your employer holds a duty of care to provide you with a safe working environment. If this duty is breached and you suffer a neck injury, you can bring a claim for compensation against your employer for their negligence.
Similarly, if you have a slip, trip or fall in a public place, you can bring a claim against the local authority as they hold a duty of care towards you to ensure public places are maintained in a safe position. If you have a slip, trip or fall in a private establishment, like a supermarket, you can also establish a duty of care between you and the supermarket. For further information on claims resulting from a supermarket accident, see here.
At Beacon Law, we can assist in trying to establish a duty of care in relation to your specific accident and namely the neck injury which you may have sustained.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive?
Neck injury claims for compensation can vary greatly depending on the severity of the neck injury. The compensation awarded for a neck injury can be between £300 and over £100,000, so it is difficult to place a figure on a neck injury claim without first assessing the level of injury sustained and the nature of the accident.
At Beacon Law, we will aim to reach the maximum settlement figure for your case. We will seek compensation for your injury, known as general damages. We will also seek compensation for special damages, which can include loss of earnings, covering the costs of any private healthcare and medical treatment you may incur, loss of earnings, and travel costs. We will aim to reach a settlement which will ease the financial burden while you recover from your neck injury.
How Much Will A Claim For Compensation Cost Me?
At Beacon Law, we act on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis. This fee agreement means that as long as you cooperate with us throughout your claim and are honest with us about the nature of your accidents, you will not have to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. If your claim is successful, we will deduct our fees from your compensation on conclusion of your case.
What Is The Claims Process for Neck Injury Claims?
The claims process begins when you contact Beacon Law to discuss the facts of your injury and the nature of the accident, which may give rise to your neck injury claim. We will assist you in collating all the evidence you may require to progress and strengthen your case. We will liaise with the third party at all times and will notify them of the claim.
We will attempt to settle your matter in a timely manner through regular negotiations throughout the course of your case. Depending on the complexity of the matter and the issues between the parties, Court assistance may be required to ensure effective conduct of your case. Registering the matter with the Court does not always result in a Trial being attended. We will attempt to reach an agreement on your compensation without the necessity to attend Trial.
For further information on the claims process, you may have a look at our web page here.
How Can Beacon Law Assist with your Neck Injury Claims?
Beacon Law are personal injury specialists who are authorised and regulated by the Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA). As specialist solicitors for personal injury claims, we can advise you on the merits of your claim and the best way to proceed. If you have suffered a neck injury, you may contact us for a free initial consultation where we can discuss the next steps to take to allow you to recover compensation. To start your neck injury claim, you may complete our online contact form, and a specialist will contact you at a suitable time. Alternatively, you may contact us on 0330 1332 857.