Neck Injury Compensation Claims And Settlement Calculator
By Danielle Jordan. Last Updated 15th November 2023. If you have suffered a neck injury in an accident, you may be able to make a neck injury claim. However, you would need to prove that your neck injury was directly caused by someone breaching the duty of care they owed towards you.
Within this guide, we will discuss the different daily instances where someone owed you a duty of care, and when you could have a valid personal injury claim for neck injury compensation. We will also look at the different heads of claim that could be included in successful neck injury compensation payouts. This guide will also share some examples of the benefits of making a claim with one of our experienced No Win No Fee solicitors.
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- Neck Injury Compensation Calculator
- When Could I Claim For A Neck Injury?
- How Long Do I Have To Claim For A Neck Injury?
- Neck Injury Compensation – What Types Of Neck Injury Could You Suffer?
- No Win No Fee Neck Injury Solicitors
You may be wondering how much a settlement for a neck injury could be worth.
If your claim is successful, your settlement may include general and special damages. General damages compensate you for the pain and suffering that your neck injury has caused you. To help you gain a clearer idea of how much you could receive in compensation for a neck injury, we have created the following table. We have listed some of the compensation brackets provided in the current publication of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) in this guide’s table.
The JCG is a document that is used by many legal experts to help them value claims, as it lists compensation amounts for various injuries.
However, you should only use this table as a guide. How much compensation you receive may differ from the amounts listed, as the various factors of your claim will affect how much you could receive.
|Multiple serious injuries plus expenses||You could be awarded compensation for several serious injuries and their physical pain and mental suffering as well as expenses related to the neck injury, such as nursing care and loss of earnings.||Up to £500,0000+|
|Neck Injury - Severe (i)||Usually associated with incomplete paraplegia. Or it could also include cases where the person suffers from severe headaches and limited neck movement even though they have been wearing a neck collar 24/7.||In the reign of £148,330|
|Neck Injury - Severe (ii)||Damage or fractures to the discs in the cervical spine that cause a considerable disability.||£65,740 to £130,930|
|Neck Injury - Severe (iii)||Severe soft tissue damage, fractures or dislocations that lead to chronic conditions and a serious disability.||£45,470 to £55,990|
|Neck Injury - Moderate (i)||The person suffers from severe immediate symptoms due to fractures or dislocations in the neck. The injury may also require spinal fusion surgery.||£24,990 to £38,490|
|Neck Injury - Moderate (ii)||Disc lesions, soft tissue or wrenching-type injuries. This could result in limited neck movement with discomfort and recurring pain.||£13,740 to £24,990|
|Neck Injury - Moderate (iii)||A neck injury that has accelerated a pre-existing condition by less than 5 years.||£7,890 to £13,740|
|Neck Injury - Minor (i)||Minor soft tissue injury that fully recovers within 1-2 years.||£4,350 to £7,890|
|Shoulder Injury - Severe||Often associated with neck injuries due to damage to the brachial plexus. This causes a serious disability.||£19,200 to £48,030|
Any of the financial losses that you have suffered due to your injury could be compensated with special damages. For example, if you had to take time off work because of your injury, special damages could compensate you for a loss of earnings. Some of the other losses special damages could compensate you for include:
- Medical costs.
- Travel expenses.
- Home adaptations.
You will need to provide proof of these financial losses in order to successful claim them back. Payslips and bank statements could be used as evidence.
Contact an advisor today for more information about personal injury claims.
You are owed a duty of care in various daily situations. These include:
- While using the roads, all road users must navigate in a way that prevents damage and injury to themselves and others. This is their duty of care. Road users must follow the regulations listed within the Road Traffic Act 1988 and any rules that are relevant to them within the Highway Code to uphold their duty of care.
- While you are carrying out work-related duties, your employer owes you a duty of care under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA). This means that they must take all reasonable and practicable steps required to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees.
- In public places, the organisation or individual in control of that space must ensure your reasonable safety. This is their duty of care as set by the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.
However, all neck injury claims must meet the claiming requirements. This means that in order to make a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that:
- A liable party owed you a duty of care.
- They breached this duty.
- You suffered an injury due to this breach.
If you need any help using a neck injury compensation calculator, or if you have any questions regarding the eligibility of your case, contact one of the advisors from our team.
The Limitation Act 1980, sets out a a three-year time limit to begin a neck injury claim or any other type of personal injury claim. This time limit usually begins from the date of the accident that caused your injury.
Under some circumstances, the time limit for neck injury claims can work differently. If, for example, the claimant does not have the required mental capacity to start a neck injury claim, then there is an indefinite suspension applied to the time limit. A claim could be made for them by a litigation friend. If this doesn’t happen, and the injured party later recovers their mental capacity, then the time limit will instead begin from the day of recovery.
If a minor under the age of 18 has suffered a neck injury, then the time limit will not apply to them until their 18th birthday. Before then, a claim could be made on the child’s behalf by a litigation friend. If this doesn’t happen, the claimant will have 3 years to begin their own legal proceedings.
You can contact our advisors for free either online or on the phone if you would like to ask questions regarding claiming for a neck injury. Our advisors are available to discuss matters such as your eligibility to claim or whether it’s possible to estimate your potential payout with a neck injury compensation calculator.
Ahead of making a claim for a neck injury compensation payout in the UK, you might want to know about the different types of neck injuries you could suffer. It’s worth reiterating that you can only claim for a neck injury if it was caused because someone breached a duty of care that they owed to you.
Examples of neck injuries, include:
- You could fracture or break your neck in a slip and fall accident
- The neck may be sprained or strained during a water sports accident
- Herniated discs could result in a pinched nerve in the neck
- A whiplash injury might occur if you are in a car crash
Please note that although the list above includes injuries relating to the neck area, you can also claim neck injury compensation if you have suffered a psychological injury too. For example, your accident may result in you feeling distressed.
Continue reading to find out how much you could be awarded when making a personal injury claim. Additionally, you can speak with our advisors at any time and they can discuss any questions you may have, such as, ‘what is a neck injury compensation calculator?’
Now that we’ve discussed how much compensation for a neck and shoulder injury you could be awarded, we want to let you know how a solicitor offering a No Win No Fee agreement might benefit you. Solicitors who work under this basis won’t expect you to pay them for their work if your claim is not successful.
Furthermore, by offering you a type of No Win No Fee contract called a Conditional Fee Agreement, if your claim is successful, the success fee your solicitor will take from you is legally limited. Therefore, there is no need to fret about excessive charges.
Typically under the arrangement, ongoing costs during the neck injury claims process are covered whilst you usually won’t have to pay an upfront payment either. That means your solicitor can get to work on your case as soon as you hire them.
Get in touch at a time most convenient for you. Our advisors can potentially put you in touch with one of our expert No Win No Fee solicitors. Additionally, they can discuss your possible neck injury compensation payout in the UK and give you information on how to claim at no extra cost to you.
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