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Whiplash and Neck Injuries, what rights to compensation do I have?
Here in the UK over 2 million people suffer from Whiplash and Neck related injuries every year. However, few people know their rights to claim compensation for these types of injuries. As long as you are not held responsible for the cause of the accident you are entitled to seek and claim compensation for pain and suffering, itís your civil- and legal right.
Reasons for seeking compensation claims:
If your car or other personal belongings have been damage you may seek compensation for your financial loss. In some cases people who have suffered permanent injuries may have to adapt their homes. Loosing your job as a direct result of your accident is also a common situation for the unlucky. Stress, depression and anxiety are all illnesses that may occur after a traumatic incident. As this will affect your lift dramatically you are entitled to claim compensations to deal with these serious issues.
How much compensation am I entitled to?
There are several different types of whiplash and neck injuries. Itís not unusual that they are found in conjunction with back- and shoulder problems.
In some of the most devastating cases where the claimant is left with severely disabled payouts reaching the £100,000 mark is not unusual. This included cases where the person has suffered from incomplete paraplegia or has no movement in the neck and suffers severe headaches. Payouts in the region of £40 Ė 80,000 are usually seen for less serious accident which isnít permanent or completely life-changing.
Accidents that have caused injuries and severe damage to soft tissues or ruptured tendons may result in the compensations in claims in the region of £30,000. The exact amount depends on the prognosis and the length of the most serious symptoms being current.
Dislocations and other fracture injuries which cause severe and immediate symptoms may result in compensation figures around £15 Ė 20,000.
Where the claimant only suffered minor strains or injuries which arenít permanent he or she are likely to walk away with a claim worth around £1000 which is still a great result.
For more information about personal injury compensation claims for cases relating to Neck and Whiplash Injuries, Fractures, Spinal Injuries, Road Traffic Injuries please contact our Personal Injury Solicitors at www.mycompensationclaim.co.uk.
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