Neck Injuries Compensation
If you damage your neck in an accident that was not your fault then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against the negligent party. The neck is a fragile part of the body and supports the most valuable part of the body; the head. Any injury to the neck could be severe and therefore the compensation awards can be substantial.
There are many ways in which you could injure your neck, the most common being either slips, trips and falls or whiplash following a road traffic accident. Whiplash is the term given to an injury to the neck caused by the sudden extension of the neck, usually as a result of being hit from behind. The impact or collision does not have to be severe to result in whiplash. Whiplash can also be caused by falls.
If you would like to make a neck injury compensation claim then you should enlist the services of a personal injury solicitor** in Cardiff who will investigate the circumstances leading up to the accident, establish liability and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. In order to make a successful claim you would need to instruct a personal injury solicitor** in Cardiff within three years of the date of the accident that resulted in the neck injury. In the case of a child the claim must be made within three years of the child’s 18th birthday.
How Much Compensation?
The amount of compensation that can be claim following a neck injury will depend on the seriousness of the injury and will be based on government guidelines and case law. The following are examples of the amount of compensation that could be awarded following a neck injury:
- Minor Whiplash – up to £5,000
- Serious Whiplash – up to £15,000
- Other Serious Neck Injury – up to £100,000
- Paralysis – up to £250,000
In addition to the above, a claimant can also reclaim any other losses they have endured such as medical expenses, care costs and loss of income. There could also be a claim for psychological injuries and our Personal Injury Cardiff solicitors** will be able to advise further on the compensation levels.
Neck Injury solicitorsCardiff
If you have suffered a neck injury, our Cardiff Accident Lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* service.Call our Cardiff Injury Lawyers on 02920606835 or contact us online.