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|Quadriplegia||£284,000 - £354,000|
|Serious neck injury||In the region of £130,000|
|Moderate||£6,750 - £33,000|
|Mild||A few hundred pounds to £6,000|
The neck is a delicate and complex area of the human body that houses the spinal cord, which is crucial to the transmission of messages from the brain throughout the body.
As a result, an injury to the neck can have serious and sometimes lifelong implications for the sufferer. In the most severe cases, victims can lose all feeling and ability to move parts of the body.
If you or someone you know has suffered a neck injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, take a look at the figures outlined above to give you an idea of how much compensation could be claimed for your injury.
Types of Neck Injury
There are many subtle variations in the types and severity of neck injuries and the extent of their impact on the sufferer. For example, we have acted on behalf of those who have suffered anything from mild muscle and ligament strains to fractures, serious disc lesions and brachial plexus damage.
However, the most severe types of neck injury involve spinal cord damage, which can occur when the vertebrae and discs in the neck are crushed or shifted out of place.
Neck injuries can occur in a range of circumstances, such as a fall from a height, a car accident or a motorbike accident. We have also helped those who have sustained neck injuries whilst at work, for example in a factory accident or after being hit by falling debris on a construction site.
Effects and Symptoms
Neck injuries that cause spinal cord damage can, in the most severe cases, lead to quadriplegia (also known as tetraplegia); the full or partial loss of use of all four limbs, or paraplegia; the partial or total loss of use of the legs.
That said, less severe neck injuries could also have a big impact on a sufferer’s life, and lead to one or more of the following symptoms:
- Chronic pain
- Reduced mobility
- Muscle spasms
- Weakness in the limbs
- Pins and needles in the arms
How Compensation Could Help You
We know that money can never truly compensate for your suffering. However, we have seen over the years how a compensation claim can make a big difference to the victim of an injury of this kind and help to make them as comfortable as possible as quickly as possible.
The degree of permanent disability and the length of time spent in pain and discomfort will affect the amount of compensation awarded for your neck injury.
It will also be affected by any costs incurred as a result of your injury. That might include:
- rehabilitation and treatment
- specialist equipment
- adaptations to your home
- travel expenses
- loss of earnings
For more information about making a compensation claim, click here.