There are, however, lots of causes of neck injury.
Common causes of a neck injury compensation claim
- Car accidents, especially rear-impact collisions or ‘rear end shunt’ accidents
- Trip & Slip accidents
- Falls at work, including falls from height
- Lifting heavy objects – a common cause of workplace injury
- Repetitive activities, including repetitive manual handling
- Being struck by a falling object
Guidelines for Neck Injury Compensation Awards
Compensation for the pain and suffering caused by a neck injury will depend upon how severe the neck injury is, and the level of disability or lasting symptoms.
Each claim for compensation following a neck injury is assessed on an individual basis. There are guidelines which can be useful in making an assessment of how much compensation should be awarded for a neck injury.
The following guidelines relate to compensation for pain and suffering caused by a neck injury. Financial losses, such as loss of earnings, care, medical treatment, etc would be claimed in addition to the injury compensation.
Severe Neck Injuries £39,870 – in the region of £130,000
Moderate Neck Injuries £6,920 – £33,750
Minor Neck Injuries £2,150 – £6,920
Neck injuries which last for less than 3 months up to £2,150
How much compensation is awarded for a neck injury?
Neck injury compensation payments can vary considerably and start at less than £1000 for very minor injuries which resolve very quickly.
More serious injuries can lead to very significant awards. Injuries which cause a lasting disability can attract large compensation payments for pain and suffering, as well as ongoing financial costs relating to such things as medical treatment, care and loss of earnings.
How to claim neck injury compensation
If you have suffered a neck injury at work or as a result of a car accident or any other type of accident, we can help you claim compensation. We are happy to discuss your claim free of charge and explain what you need to know before making a claim. We are happy to accept cases on a no win – no fee basis do there is no need to worry abut the costs of making a claim. You can us on freephone 0800 731 5434 or contact us online.
You can also use our Personal Injury Claim Checker to see if you could make a claim.