Unfortunately, neck injuries at work is still common. Lloyd Donnelly can help you with your claim and receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered a neck injury at work, depending on the severity, you may be considering making a Personal Injury claim. Although, minor neck injuries usually heal with time, some injuries such as those caused by a heavy object falling over your head or a trip or a fall into other objects can have serious consequences having an impact both, on your health as well as your ability to carry on with work.
Types of Neck Injury
At Lloyd Donnelly, every week we speak with employees who have had a neck injury at work and seeking advice on how they can receive compensation from their employers. A question commonly asked is "How much compensation for my neck injuries can I get"?
In most cases, the amount of compensation you could receive is directly linked to how serious your injuries are. Some of the most common forms on neck injuries are listed below. You'll also find more information about potential compensation within the FAQs section below.
- Damage to the soft tissue
- A "crink" in the neck or soreness often the result of working long hours in front of a computer screen without frequent breaks
- Muscle strains
- Neck strains
If you would like help in making a claim or get the compensation you deserve from your neck injury, give Lloyd Donnelly solicitors a call today.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What kinds of neck injuries are there?
Injuries sustained in the neck region can include whiplash, sprains and strains as well as injuries to the disc and spine.
Neck injuries can be the result of muscle and ligament strains or sprains and may extend to the pain in the lower back. They can be caused by bending down at the waist in order to pick up heavy items. They can also be caused by sudden falls or twists that might add unexpected pressure to the joint.
Some neck injuries might affect the nerves or spinal cord. They may aggravate nerve endings or hurt nerves or the spinal cord. Anyone suffering a neck injury that has the potential to lead to spinal cord injury should consult a medical professional immediately as spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis or lifelong disability.
Neck injuries can include whiplash, which is a sprain or strain of the neck ligaments caused by the head being thrown sharply backwards and then forwards.
A herniated or slipped disc can occur in the neck and can cause numbness and pain to the neck and arms.
Stingers and burners, often sustained by participants in violent contact sports, are temporary injuries that can be caused by abrupt head movements or pressure in opposite directions being applied to the head and shoulder. Symptoms can include a stinging sensation from the neck to the arms.
Steps to take if you have sustained a neck injury
If you have sustained injuries to the neck, consult a doctor immediately to find out the nature and extent of your injuries, as well as to receive a prognosis on the possibility of continuity or permanence of damage or disability. Keep records of all medical visits including receipts.
Next, you will want to consult a personal injury solicitor to discuss the possibility of making a claim in connection with your injury. Not all personal injury lawyers specialise in the same areas of law, so examine what the cause of your injury was to determine what kind of specialist lawyer you should be consulting.
For instance, if your injuries were sustained on the road, you might want to consult a personal injury solicitor specialising in road accident claims. If you sustained your injuries at the workplace, a solicitor specialising in workplace-related accidents might be best able to assist you.
Estimated Neck Injury Compensation
Your lawyer will give you an estimate of the range of damages likely to be awarded to you. According to the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines, victims of neck injuries might be entitled to damages of £1,000 to £4,575 for mild whiplash, £4,575 to £14,500 for moderate whiplash and £14,500 to £86,500 for severe whiplash. Hernia sufferers might be awarded damages of £3,000 to £14,000.
It should be noted, however, that the above figures are guidelines and the ultimate decision will be one for the court to make. The above information is also no substitute for assistance from a qualified personal injury lawyer.
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