If you have suffered a neck injury in an accident that was not your fault then you could make a claim for compensation. The neck is a fragile part of the human body and therefore you can suffer a neck injury in a number of everyday situations from slips and trips, accidents at work and probably more commonly whiplash or other neck injuries following a car crash. An injury to the neck can be serious because it plays a vital role. Not only does it support the head but it filters messages from the brain to the rest of the body.
Neck Injury Compensation
There is no fixed amount of compensation for neck injuries. The amount of compensation a neck injury victim can claim will depend on a number of factors such as the seriousness of the injury and how many dependents the victim has. Whilst it is difficult to put a figure on the amount of compensation you will be able to claim the following will give you an idea:
• Minor whiplash injury which takes under a year to recover from – up to £2,500
• Whiplash injury with recovery within two years – up to £5,000
• Serious neck injury – up to £15,000
• Fractures of dislocations – up to £20,000
• Permanent disability – up to £36,000
In addition to the above you can also recover any losses you have incurred as a result of your neck injury, for example medical expenses, loss of income, damage to property, travel expenses and so on.
Make a Claim for a Neck Injury
Even if you are partially to blame for your injury, for example by not wearing a seat belt which exacerbates your neck injury in a car crash, you can still make a claim but the amount of compensation you can claim will be reduced to take this into consideration.
If you would like to make a neck injury compensation claim then you should instruct a Leeds personal injury solicitor** to issue a claim on your behalf within three years of the date of the accident. In the case of a child this claim must be brought within three years of their 18th birthday.
Neck Injury Claims Solicitors Leeds
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