You can injure your neck and back in a huge variety of ways. You may have an accident on the roads, at work or perhaps on the sports field. Every year thousands of people across Scotland suffer neck and back injuries, and these kinds of injuries can be particularly complex. They can also have serious consequences as a debilitating neck or back injury can immobilise you for a prolonged period, which can impact on your work and family life.
If your injury was as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim for compensation.
Miss F received over £2000 after the bus she was travelling on was hit by another vehicle and she sustained a neck injury.
"I contacted Thornton's last September after being involved in an accident and as soon as I spoke to them on the phone I felt very comfortable that I was getting the best help from the start of the claim right till the end. I was kept informed of everything that was happening and they were always there if I had any questions. I was very satisfied with the outcome and I am very thankful to Thornton's for all their help."
Neck and back injuries can cover a wide range of conditions and vary considerably in severity, recovery time and long-term effect. They can also include incidents of whiplash. The broad categories of such injuries are given below, but we understand every situation and injury is different.
If you are involved in a road traffic accident, you may suffer whiplash but not immediately experience symptoms. You may find you develop pain in the neck and back, dizziness and issues with sleeping, within 24-48 hours after the accident.
We have a team who focus on whiplash claims. Their experience means they are best placed to assess how much your claim is worth and their experience in negotiation means they will help you recover what you are entitled to.
They will help you claim for the pain and suffering caused in addition to the impact on your personal and work life, be it from lost wages from time off work, additional travel expenses or for the help you required around the house. Our dedicated whiplash page gives more information on the impact of such an injury.
Neck injury is a broad term, covering many different types and severity of conditions. Consequences can be similarly wide-ranging, from discomfort for a number of weeks to being left with a permanent disability needing care and attention on a daily basis. If the injury was not your fault, then you may be able to claim for compensation, helping you deal with the financial impact of your neck injury on your home or work life.
We have contacts within the medical profession which means that whether you have got a strained neck or a severe fracture we can make sure you are seen by the right specialist to assess your injury and support you throughout your personal injury claim.
Back injuries can vary in impact greatly – from causing short-term discomfort to injury resulting in permanent disability – and can mean dealing with the financial worries of lengthy time off work or even having to cope with long-term life changes.
Such injuries can also happen in many different contexts, including workplace incidents due to inadequate training or poor conditions, sporting injuries, slips or trips, or road accidents. Prompt legal advice can help assess who was responsible for the accident and if you have grounds for a compensation claim.
Whether you have got a trapped nerve, a slipped disc or complex fracture, we can make sure you are seen by a specialist so you know the extent and possible impact of your injury, and can get the right support.
Our specialist Personal Injury Solicitors’ experience means we are well placed to help you with neck, back and spinal injury claims. Regardless of where or how your accident took place, we can quickly advise and assess who was responsible and let you know if you can make a personal injury compensation claim.
Our team are highly experienced in helping people with neck or back injuries get the support and compensation they should. We have contacts with the leading experts in the field, so we can quickly understand the extent of your injury and the full impact it will have on you in the aftermath of the accident and in the years to come, both in your personal and professional life.
We operate most of these claims on a no win, no fee basis so whilst the accident may be causing you a great deal of stress, paying your lawyer is not something you will have to worry about. We can have you examined, investigate your case and provide advice without you having to incur a penny of cost.
You can start your personal injury claim today by calling us free on 0800 731 8434 or complete our enquiry form. We will talk through your situation, answer any questions you may have and advise you if you can make a back or neck injury compensation claim. Our discussion will be confidential and you are under no obligation to make a claim. You can also take a look at our Claims Calculator to find out how much compensation you may be entitled to.
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