Neck Injury Claims: The amounts of compensation you can claim for neck and cervical spine injuries in a UK accident
Neck injury claims solicitor sets out what the most common types of claim for neck injuries are, with examples of how much compensation you can claim for minor to severe neck injuries – including whiplash, cracked vertebrae, disc damage and paralysis.
What are common neck injury claims in the UK?
Your neck includes the top of your spine extending from your head to your back and includes all the surrounding muscles, tendons and ligaments.
When your neck is injured in an accident or as a result of medical negligence – you should be entitled to claim compensation from the person considered “legally responsible” for your accident – these are known as “neck injury claims”.
The most common neck injury claims include:
1. Car accident whiplash claims
The human head is a heavy part of the body and if you are involved in a car accident collision whilst wearing a seatbelt (as a driver or a passenger) – your head can be thrown forwards and backwards in a violent manner causing injury to the neck muscles and sometimes the cervical spine itself.
Click car accident compensation to see the page I have written explaining all the types of compensation you can claim in a road traffic accident and how much compensation you can claim for various types of whiplash neck injury claims.
2. Lifting accidents at work
Back injuries and neck pain are common when employees are required to complete heavy lifting in the workplace.
Click accident at work to see the page I have written setting out the UK work injury claims process from start to finish.
3. Motorcycle RTA
Unlike a car accident, which will typically cause a whiplash type injury, a motor bike RTA can cause significant injuries to the neck and cervical spine – all too often causing a broken neck and sometimes paralysis.
Examples of compensation amounts for neck injury claims
The amount of compensation your solicitor will attempt to recover for neck injury depends on several factors including the part of the neck that is injured (whether vertebrae, discs or muscles), the severity of the injury, the duration of your symptoms of pain and the likelihood of disability.
In 2019 you could expect the following amounts of compensation in your neck injury settlement:
1. Minor neck injury settlement amounts
If your neck injury (including whiplash) gives you symptoms lasting up to a few months your average claim payout will be calculated: Up to £2,100
2. Neck symptoms and whiplash lasting up to a year
If you suffer pain in your neck with symptoms lasting from a few months to one year your compensation calculator will be between: £2,100 – £3,800
3. Whiplash neck injury settlements
Whiplash neck injuries with neck pain lasting between 1 to 2 years can lead to average whiplash payouts of: £3,800 – £6,900
4. Neck injury with disc damage
If you suffer a severe whiplash which causes trauma and damage to your discs in your cervical spine resulting in conditions such as spondylosis (a kind of arthritis of the spine) and restricted movement of your neck. You could expect a compensation settlement for your neck injury claims of between: £6,900 – £22,000
5. Severe neck injury average claim payouts
If your neck injury results in little or no movement in your neck on a permanent basis and temporary paralysis of the lower part of your body you could expect average payouts to be calculated between: £22,000 – £130,000
4. Neck injury causing paralysis compensation settlements
Neck injury leading to paralysis of the lower part of your body (paraplegia) and paralysis from the neck down (quadriplegia) will lead to compensation settlements between: £192,000 – £354,000
Summary of compensation amounts for neck injury claims
On this page you have seen examples of how much compensation neck injuries of different levels of severity are worth.
I recommend you click personal injury compensation solicitor to access my website’s free legal help facility including asking me directly how much compensation you can claim for your own particular neck injury claims.