Compensation is awarded based on the symptoms of your injury, and not the type of injury suffered. This means the values given are only estimates and should not be used as a reference for how much compensation you should expect to receive for your case.

Whilst we do make an effort to keep the information on this website as accurate and up-to-date as possible, you should only treat this information as a guideline. We do not accept liability for any inaccurate or out-of-date information contained on this website at any given time.

A list of the most common neck injuries, spinal cord injuries and their claim worth can be found below.

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Whiplash (£1,000 ~ £9,000)

You could be awarded between £1,000 and £9,000 as compensation for suffering a whiplash injury in a car accident.

Whiplash is a soft tissue neck injury. It is caused when a sudden jerk to the head stretches the soft tissues in the neck. This can lead to neck pain, neck stiffness, shoulder pain and difficulty with moving your head. Whiplash is most commonly suffered from a road traffic accident.

Find out how we can help you after suffering a whiplash injury following an accident.

Soft tissue neck injuries (£1,000 ~ £10,400)

You could be awarded between £1,000 and £10,400 as compensation for suffering a soft tissue neck injury in an accident.

This bracket refers to minor soft tissue neck injuries where a full recovery can be made within 2 years. Soft tissue damage to the neck usually results in neck pain and stiffness. You can suffer soft tissue neck injuries from almost any accident, including from falling accidents, workplace accidents and road traffic accidents.

Cervical spondylosis (£10,400 ~ £19,000)

You could be awarded between £10,400 and £19,000 as compensation for developing cervical spondylosis from an accident.

Cervical spondylosis is the wear and tear of joints and tissues in the neck and spine. It is a natural process that occurs with aging and causes pain and stiffness in the neck. However, if your work, accident or incident has accelerated the onset of cervical spondylosis, then you could be entitled to claim.

Dislocated neck (£19,000 ~ £42,500)

You could be awarded between £19,000 and £42,500 as compensation for suffering a dislocated neck injury in an accident.

The medical term for a dislocated neck is cervical vertebrae dislocation. A dislocated neck is when one or more of the small bones in the neck are displaced from their normal position. This incredibly painful injury is most likely caused by heavy trauma to the neck, usually from a serious fall or a road traffic accident.

Broken neck (£19,000 ~ £99,500)

You could be awarded between £19,000 and £99,500 as compensation for suffering a broken neck injury in an accident.

A broken neck can also be known as a neck fracture. A fracture is when the bone in the neck, called the vertebrae is cracked or broken. In most cases, a neck fracture is a catastrophic injury that often results in paralysis. Neck fractures can be caused by a number of things including car accidents and falls at work and in public. The bracket for this injury ranges from mild fractures to very serious broken neck injuries.

Brachial plexus injury (£50,000 ~ £99,500)

You could be awarded between £50,000 and £99,500 as compensation for suffering a brachial plexus injury from a neck accident.

The brachial plexus is the set of nerves that come off the spinal chord to the shoulders, arms and hands. Symptoms of this injury include arm paralysis, lack of muscle control in the arm, lack of feeling or sensation in the arm, and more. You can suffer from brachial plexus injury by landing on your neck or shoulder after falling from height. The bracket for this injury is for the most serious of cases.

Paralysis (£112,700 ~ £307,000)

You could be awarded between £112,700 and £307,000 as compensation for suffering paralysis from a neck injury accident.

Your body moves because your brain controls your limbs by sending messages through your spinal cord. Damage to the spinal cord in your neck can stop these messages, causing paralysis. Paraplegia is the complete or incomplete paralysis of the lower half of your body. Tetraplegia is paralysis affecting all four limbs and torsos. This impairment is most common with victims of high impact accidents such as car crashes or rollercoaster accidents, or with veterans in the military.

Find out how we can help you if you suffer from paralysis following an accident.

Can’t find your injury?

Don’t worry if you cannot find your injury or condition. You can still claim even if your injury is not listed as there are too many injuries to cover. If your doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering from an injury or condition, and you think it could be the result of a recent accident or incident, then bring your claim to us and we can help you look into it.

Claiming compensation for a neck injury

Have you suffered a neck or spinal cord injury that wasn’t your fault? If yes, then call us today for expert advice in your free initial consultation. We are personal injury specialists and deal with neck injury claims regularly. We can genuinely offer you the most relevant injury advice for your claim.

If we can help you, then we will support and guide you from your very first call till the end of your claim. We can provide you with the resources to fight your claim. We can support you with your recovery, treatment and more. Unless stated otherwise, all of our claims are no win no fee.

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