A neck injury can cause a great deal of pain and have a significant impact on your everyday life. This guide looks at the various levels of severity of neck injury claims and gives an indication of the compensation amounts that may be awarded for each type of head injury claim.
These amounts are taken from the JSB Guidelines used by courts to determine how much should be awarded for certain kinds of injuries. However, these amounts reflect awards for pain and suffering, not for any financial loss.
How Much Compensation for a Neck Injury Claim
The range of neck injury compensation amounts you could be awarded for a minor injury, will depend on factors such as severity of injury, intensity of pain, consistency of symptoms, impact on life, impact on your ability to work, and what if any medication is taken for your injury.
Neck Injury Claim Amounts – Our Guide
Very minor claims, where you make a full recovery in 3 months or less, will attract an award of around a few hundred pounds up to £1,860.
Where a full recovery is made in 3 months to one year, the award should be around £1,860 – £3,300.
If your recovery takes longer, from one year up to two years you may be awarded significantly more with the guidelines indicating a compensation for neck injury amount of between £3,300 and £6,000.
If you suffer a moderate injury,which may have accelerated and or exacerbated a pre-existing condition, usually over less than 5 years you can expect to receive a compensation payment of £6,000 – £10,450.
More serious moderate injuries, for example:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Wrenching type injuries
- Disc lesion
- Injuries resulting in cervical spondylosis,
- Injuries causing serious limitation of movement,
- Permanent or recurring pain, stiffness or discomfort
- Injuries with possible need for further surgery
In these circumstances, your neck injury settlement amounts and compensation payment should be around £10,450 – £19,000.
Neck Injury Claim Amounts for Serious Injuries
Furthermore, chronic conditions, usually involving referred symptoms to other parts of the anatomy, or serious soft tissues injuries to neck and back combined will attract neck injury settlements and awards of £19,000 – £29,250.
Severe types of neck injuries including; fractures or dislocations or severe damage to soft tissues and/or rupture tendons that lead to chronic conditions and significant permanent disability will attract awards of £34,575 – £42,550. Where serious damage or fracture to the spine is experienced by the sufferer awards of £50,000 – £99,500 can be expected.
For the most serious types of neck injuries where the sufferer experiences incomplete paraplegia, or despite wearing a collar 24h a day for years, still has little or no neck movement and severe headaches awards in the region of £112,750 can be expected.
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