The neck is one place on our body that is very susceptible to injury and any injury or damage to the neck; in particular the spine, can disrupt the nerve signals to the rest of the body. This can lead to loss of feeling, numbness, and in the most serious cases paralysis.
When you suffer from neck pain it may feel like a kink or stiffness as well as severe pain. This pain may spread to your shoulders, upper back or arms. It can also cause you to suffer from headaches. In some cases of neck injury your movement may also be limited, which usually affects one side more than the other.
There are many ways in which you can contract a neck injury. Some of the main ways in which you can sustain a neck injury is through a road traffic accident, slip, trip or fall, accident at work, accident in a public place and a sports related injury. If you have suffered a neck injury as the result of any of these and the accident was caused through no fault of your own then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Injuries to your neck could include torn or pulled muscles and ligaments as well as fractures, both of these could have virtually no symptoms immediately after the accident and the symptoms could take days or even weeks to develop. So if you have been involved in a road accident or any accident which you suspect has caused an injury to your neck, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
The treatment that you will receive for a neck injury may include first aid measures, physical therapy, manipulative therapy (such as chiropractic or osteopathic), medicine, and in some cases surgery. Treatment depends on:
- The location, type, and severity of the injury.
- Your age, health condition, and activities (such as work, sports, or hobbies).
If you have suffered a neck injury due to an accident that was caused through no fault of your own then get in touch with Help With Your Claim today to find out whether you have a case for compensation.
The professional and highly experienced solicitors here at Help With Your Claim will be able to help you every step of the way with making your claim for compensation so get in touch with us today; after all it is your legal and civil right to make a claim for compensation following an accident that was caused through no fault of your own.