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Neck injury claims
Sustaining a neck injury can range in level of severity from whiplash 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.
Neck injuries can arise as a result of sudden impact. Blunt force trauma as a result of a fall or assault can lead to 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 motor vehicle collisions.
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.
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 care in your home.
If your neck injury was sustained within the last three years, and was not your fault, it may be time to contact a personal injury lawyer.
Watermans have acted for many clients who have suffered a range of neck injuries and our team of specialist personal injury solicitors will be able to guide you through the claims process.
Making a claim
How do I make a neck injury claim?
Neck injuries can seriously affect both 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 lack of earnings, we may be able to help.
It doesn’t matter if it is soft tissue neck damage or a broken neck, our expert solicitors will treat every claim with the same level of importance to secure a compensation win for you. If you have sustained a neck injury within the last three years through no fault of your own, you should seek legal advice.
Neck injuries require immediate medical attention, so we advise you to begin your compensation claim as soon as possible. Medical treatment is expensive, so the sooner the 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 compensation claim.
Although making a claim for compensation can seem like a complicated task, it really isn’t. At Watermans, we strive to inform you fully of all legal proceedings as we act on your behalf, to secure the compensation you deserve. Our solicitors are there to offer support and clear, straightforward advice.
Plus, we offer a no win no fee policy, meaning that you don’t pay any solicitor fees if we don’t win for you.
It should be that simple.
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 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 a severe injury 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 injury 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, then the loss of your income may force your family into financial hardship.
Additional expenses such as nursing care and support can be expensive. In such severe cases where the impact on the life of the victim is extreme, successful claims for compensation 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 specialist personal injury solicitors at Watermans as soon as possible to discuss what we can do for you.
Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?
Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.
Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.
Our expert team 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. 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.
We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.
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“Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”
Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury