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Neck injury at work claims
Neck injuries at work can be quite serious in some cases and can have a significant negative impact on your health and ability to carry out normal daily life. If you are involved with an accident at work where your neck is injured, it might be because your employer has failed to properly follow health and safety legislation and they will have therefore failed in their duty of care towards you. If this is the case, you might be able to claim compensation for your neck injury.
Get in touch with our specialist accident at work team to find out more about workplace neck injury claims by calling 0161 696 6235.
Common types of neck injury at work
There are a number of ways in which people suffer neck injuries at work, and these can vary widely from industry to industry and depend on the tasks you are asked to carry out as part of your role. Some of the most common types of neck injuries at work can be caused by:
- Slipping, tripping or falling over at work – you many land awkwardly and your neck can be strained as a result
- Being hit by a falling object – such as from a high shelf or other kind of storage
- Handling heavy boxes, objects or machinery – without being properly trained or supervised
- Falling from height
- Repetitive strain injury to the neck – from having to work in an uncomfortable position for long periods or being required to move your neck repeatedly in a way that puts strain on it
Some injuries of this type are not serious, and you are likely to recover fully in time. However, severe neck injuries do sometimes happen at work and this can be life-changing. It’s always recommended to take legal advice after any injury at work to find out if you are able to make a compensation claim.
How much compensation can be expected for a neck injury at work?
It’s impossible to give an average compensation amount for neck injury at work compensation because every case is different. Neck injury at work compensation depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the injury and the impact that it has on your life and health. Injuries that are likely to have long-term or permanent consequences are likely to result in a higher sum of compensation being awarded than those where a full recovery is expected.
Our team can offer a free initial assessment of your claim and once we know all the details about what happened and the likely long-term impact of your injury, we can estimate the amount of compensation that you might receive for a successful claim. Most claims for neck injuries sustained at work can be made on a no win, no fee basis (also known as a conditional fee agreement or CFA), which means that if the claim is not successful, you won’t have any legal fees to pay.
What do you need to make a compensation claim for a neck injury at work?
Your employer is legally obliged to assess any workplace risks and put in place a health and safety plan which minimises the chances of accidents and injuries occurring. A successful claim for a neck injury at work will need to prove that the employer was negligent in their duty of care and that resulted in the injury.
Your solicitor will help you to compile the evidence needed for this type of claim, which will usually include things such as:
- Photographs of the scene of the accident
- Witness statements from people who saw what happened
- Any correspondence between employer and employees concerning health and safety
Why choose Stephensons for your neck injury at work claim?
Stephensons have a team of experienced work injury solicitors who know exactly what it takes to make a successful claim for neck injuries caused by accidents at work, across many different industries. Our proven track record in successful claims of this type means that we’re ideally placed to help you get the best possible outcome from the situation and the maximum possible compensation. Get in touch on 0161 696 6235 to find out more.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
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