Neck Injury Compensation Claims — Scotland

Injuries to the neck are both painful and worrying and could lead to more serious physical problems. You may be entitled to neck injury compensation if you have suffered a neck injury caused by someone else's negligence. Having to make neck injury claims can be overwhelming after an accident. Let Watermans help simplify the process.

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"They looked out for me through the whole process. Watermans sorted out my physiotherapy and a personal injury settlement that has enabled me to get by life back together. A special thanks to Sam Donaldson and Stacey Moore who handled my claim."

M Mayaka, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of It

  • You may be able to claim for a neck injury

    if you have been injured within the last three years and it wasn't your fault.

  • Neck injuries can occur in car accidents

    or as a result of an assault, a fall, or during a sporting activity.

  • Watermans can aid you in making a neck injury compensation claim,

    to help relieve the financial burden that being injured may be having on you.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of It

    Neck Injuries

    Common neck injuries

    An injury to the neck can result in life-changing consequences, affecting both you and your loved ones. There is a chance that you may not be able to work as a result of your injury, or perhaps you may require long-term medical treatment and care in your home.

    Neck injuries can arise as a result of sudden impact. Blunt force trauma as a result of a fall or assault can lead to more serious neck injuries, as can being involved in sporting accidents. One of the most common types of neck injury is whiplash, which can be sustained in road traffic accidents.

    If you suffered an injury to your neck within the last three years, and it was not your fault, it may be time to contact personal injury lawyers in Scotland.

    The Watermans team of no-win, no-fee solicitors have acted for many clients who have suffered a range of minor and severe neck injuries. With their years of experience, Our specialist personal injury solicitors will be able to guide you through the claims process.

    Why make neck injury claims?

    Sustaining a neck injury can range in level of severity from relatively minor neck injuries like whiplash injuries to possible paralysis. So, it is an injury which must be taken extremely seriously. As well as being painful, neck injuries can also lead to further complications involving the back, shoulders and head.

    It’s not a pleasant thought, but with the sensitive nature of the neck and its location on the body, some neck injuries can be more serious and lead to permanent disability, restricted movement, and even paralysis.

    Neck injuries require immediate medical attention, so we advise you to begin your neck injury compensation claim as soon as possible. Medical treatment is expensive, so the sooner the neck injury claims process begins, the sooner you may be able to relieve that financial burden. However, you have within three years of your accident to begin a neck injury compensation claim.

    Making a Claim

    How do I make a neck injury claim?

    If you have sustained a neck injury within the last three years through no fault of your own, you should seek legal advice to claim neck injury compensation from the responsible party.

    Both minor and serious neck injuries can seriously affect your quality of life and the lives of your loved ones. Having a neck injury could impact your employment status, which may have negative consequences for you and your family. If you feel like you have suffered from a lack of earnings or you have a lot of medical expenses, a specialist personal injury solicitor in Scotland may be able to help.

    It doesn’t matter if it is soft tissue damage, pulled muscles or a broken neck, our expert neck injury lawyers will treat every personal injury claim with the same level of importance to secure a fair compensation win for you.

    Although making a claim for a neck injury accident at work or elsewhere can seem like a complicated task, it really isn’t. At Watermans, our law firm strives to inform you fully of all legal proceedings as we act on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation you deserve. Our neck injury solicitors are there to offer support and clear, straightforward advice.

    Plus, when claiming compensation for a neck injury, our no-win, no-fee policy means that you don’t pay any solicitor fees if we don’t secure neck injury compensation payouts for you.

    It should be that simple.

    Who can make a neck injury compensation claim?

    You can claim for minor or severe neck injuries. It’s important to make sure that you are covered financially with the help of one of Watermans personal injury solicitors.

    You are eligible to make a neck injury compensation claim if the accident was caused due to the negligence of a third party. If you do not have the mental capacity to make a neck injury claim yourself, a family member can make a neck injury claim for compensation on your behalf.

    If you or a loved one sustained a neck injury at work, you are eligible for neck injury-at-work compensation that can cover financial losses, medical expenses, emotional suffering and more.

    How Much Compensation?

    How much compensation for neck injuries?

    As with all personal injury claims, there is no definitive answer for how much compensation you may receive for your neck injury claim. Depending on the severity of your neck injury, compensation claims can range from up to £5,000 for minor injuries to in excess of £95,000 for serious neck injuries.

    With severe injuries such as paralysis, it may mean adapting to a way of life which will be very different from the one you had before. You may require care on a 24-hour basis, specialist equipment or modifications to your home.

    Your neck injuries may force you to stop working, which in turn reduces your family’s income and subsequent standard of living. If you were the main household earner, your family may be at financial risk after you incur a minor or severe neck injury. then the loss of your income may force your family into financial hardship.

    Whether you were in a road traffic accident or an accident at work, you will most likely require nursing care and extra support. These expenses can quickly add up and put pressure on you and your loved ones. In such severe cases where the impact on the life of the victim is extreme, successful claims for minor, major or moderate neck injury can result in awards of tens of thousands of pounds or more.

    These figures serve as a rough guide, and we recommend contacting one of our expert personal injury solicitors at Watermans as soon as possible to discuss what we can do for you. You can also use our neck injury compensation calculator for an estimate in the meantime.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    At Watermans, we make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are your modern personal injury law firm in Scotland.

    Our expert team of lawyers are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation for your neck injury.

    No-Win, No-Fee Solicitors in Scotland

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients who suffered from neck injuries. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means that if your neck injury claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

    We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment, to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas, including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims, and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    Discover straightforward legal advice with Watermans.

    Neck Injury Compensation Claims - FAQs

    Serious neck injuries are completely life-altering injuries, such as paralysis, a broken neck or injuries to the cervical spine or spinal cord. In this case, you can claim broken neck compensation or hire a specialist paralysis injury lawyer to ensure you achieve the highest possible payout. The worse your injuries are, the more compensation you will receive.

    Moderate neck injuries are a wide range of conditions that can be permanent or last a few years and cause you tremendous pain. An example of this could be prolapsed discs. A Watermans lawyer in Scotland can assist you in making a claim.

    Minor neck injuries are usually soft tissue damage, which can include strains, tears and sprains. These could be muscles, tendons and more that were hurt in an accident, including neck strain (whiplash). It can take several months to recover from even minor injuries, and it’s best to speak to one of our neck injury lawyers across Scotland.

    There are many accidents that can occur that could result in neck injuries. Here are a few common examples:

    • Falling objects
    • Lifting heavy objects
    • Car accidents
    • Slips and trips
    • Lack of safety equipment

    You can claim for neck pain after a car accident, as well as accidents that occurred elsewhere, if the accident happened in the last three years and you were not at fault. Contact a Watermans lawyer to find out if you are eligible to make a claim.

    While some neck injuries are obvious right away, particularly more serious ones, others might take some time for you to notice. They may only present a few days, weeks or even months after the accident. There are five major symptoms of a neck injury to look for following an accident:

    • Stiffness in your neck
    • Shoulder and arm pain
    • Headaches
    • Pain in your face
    • Dizziness

    Though these are only a few symptoms of a neck injury, it’s best to consult a doctor right away after your accident to rule out anything more serious and to ensure there is a medical record of your injuries.

    If you suffered a neck injury due to the fault of someone else, our law firm in Scotland will make sure that you get the maximum neck injury claim value. In order for your claim to be successful, you need to be able to prove negligence with as much evidence as possible.

    This evidence can be accident reports, medical evidence, videos or photos of the accident, witness statements, financial records, proof of loss of income, and more. Use our neck injury settlement calculator for an estimate of how much compensation you could receive with the help of a neck injury attorney.

    You can still claim compensation for neck injury in a car accident. It’s important to ensure that you have sufficient evidence that the accident was not your fault. If it was your fault, it is unlikely that you can successfully claim compensation for a neck injury from a car accident.

    If you were only partly at fault for the accident, you can still make minor, moderate or even paralysis compensation claims in Scotland. The only difference is that your compensation may not be as high as it would be if you had zero fault in the matter. Contact our no-win, no-fee solicitors in Dundee, Edinburgh or Glasgow to find out if you are eligible for a claim.

    The general time limit for a neck injury claim is within three years of the date of the accident. However, as with all personal injuries, this time limit has a few exceptions. For example, if a child under the age of 16 suffers a neck injury, the three-year period only begins from the date they turn 16.

    Similarly, if you suffer a neck injury and do not have the mental capabilities to make a claim, a family member can make neck injury claims for you, and no time limit applies. Contact Watermans if you are unsure whether you are still eligible for a claim or not.

    Request a callback and let our no-win, no-fee solicitors in Scotland provide straightforward legal advice for neck injury compensation claims

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