Damages awarded in a neck injury compensation claim depend on several factors, including the length of recovery time and whether or not the victim will suffer long term pain or disability. In most instances, a neck injury victim will experience a complete recovery within a few months however there are many cases where it takes up to two years for the victim to make a full recovery. A small percentage of individuals will never completely recover from their injury. The elderly and those suffering from a pre-existing neck, back or spinal problem are at the greatest risk of a permanent disability. If you have suffered from an accident caused by a negligent third party contact our neck injury solicitors today - time limits apply.
Each year in Australia, more than 50,000 people are injured in road traffic accidents. Over 10,000 people suffer whiplash injury which is the result of a rapid and unexpected acceleration followed immediately by a deceleration. The neck whips forward and then backward in rapid succession, causing a great strain on the muscles and tendons in the neck, shoulders and back. If you have suffered from this problem in an accident you should speak with a neck injury solicitor as soon as possible.
Whilst we commonly associate neck injuries with motor vehicle accidents, these types of injuries can occur under many other circumstances. Severe neck injuries can be incurred in the workplace. One example is suffering a neck injury as a side effect of an accident which involved the manual handling of a large, heavy object. Other causes of neck injuries in the workplace include trips and slips as well as falls from a height.
Often times, the accident is a direct result of negligence on the part of someone in the workplace. Employers have a legal duty to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. If an employer negligently fails to fulfil this obligation, and an accident at work results because of it, the injured employee may be able to instruct a neck injury solicitor to make a compensation claim against their employer.
Those who play sports, particularly contact sports such as rugby, are also at risk for suffering a sports injury to the neck. Under certain circumstances, an individual who incurs a neck injury whilst playing a sport may be able to bring a successful compensation claim.
Our personal injury solicitors take cases on a no win no fee basis which means you pay absolutely nothing if your neck injury compensation claim is not successful. For legal advice at no cost about your compensation claim, contact our neck injury solicitors today - simply use the helpline. An experienced solicitor will personally review your case and provide you with an assessment of your potential claim.LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 339 958
The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here