One of the most common injuries reported to Express Solicitors usually revolves around soft tissue damage to the neck. Yet, since the neck is what connects our brain to the rest of our body, serious injuries to the neck can often involve nerve damage and possible paralysis.
Common Causes of Neck Injury
Neck injuries can be very painful and symptoms can include; aching, pain, restricted movements, and long-term muscular damage. Express Solicitors are experts in the field of Serious Injury and have handled many serious neck injury claims. Express Solicitors will always endeavor to achieve the maximum compensation award for your injuries, so that you can afford the best medical care for your needs.
Caroline Gayne brought a claim against the new Next retail store in Shoreham by Sea when she was hit on the head by a canvas painting while browsing in the shop with her parents and newborn baby.
At the time, the store had only been open a matter of weeks and the paintings hadn’t been fixed to the wall. When the accident happened in September 2011, Next admitted liability within a week and Caroline’s claim proved to be quick and straightforward.
“I was just grateful I was not holding my little boy,” said Caroline. “I was simply leaning over to look at some drawers when I felt a sharp pain on the back of my head and realised the painting had fallen on me. It hadn’t been fixed to the wall properly and had toppled off the ledge on to my head. We reported it to the manager and health and safety representative and I was told somebody would contact me, but nobody did.
“Not long after I started getting headaches so I visited the doctor for a check up. A friend also suggested I called personal injury lawyers so I got in touch with Express Solicitors and was told I had a case. My solicitor went through the whole claim process over the phone and proved to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
“I seemed to have permanent headaches and neck pain and my doctor diagnosed me with whiplash, which took about three weeks to heal. In the meantime, my family helped me out with the baby and it was tough, I couldn’t do any house work because of the pain and as I couldn’t look over my shoulder, I couldn’t drive either.
“Luckily Next admitted liability straight away and my claim went through quickly. Express Solicitors sent me for an assessment with an independent health consultant and I was eventually awarded £1,860 for my injuries.
“The service I received, from start to finish, was excellent and I was always aware of what was happening next in the process. If I ever had the need for a personal injury lawyer again, I’d go straight to Express Solicitors.”
To assess your injuries, we will send you to a number of medical experts who will be able to confirm and diagnose your neck injury. They will test for extension and flexion of the neck, as well as assessing muscular damage.
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to take time off work, be unable to drive, have to take medication, or attend physiotherapy sessions.
When handling your claim, Express Solicitors will take into account these factors so that you do not need to worry about your finances and can concentrate solely on recovering from the injury.
Rehabilitation from an injury is just as important to us as financial compensation, and we always strive to help you on your road to recovery.