Neck Injury Compensation

To successfully claim neck injury compensation, for the maximum compensation amount, you will need advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor.

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Claim neck injury compensation

The first thing you should do before making a neck injury compensation claim is to contact Blackwater Law and speak to one of our personal injury solicitors, who will be able to quickly assess the strength of your neck injury compensation claim and advise on the most appropriate course of action to take.

Blackwater Law is recognised as a leading firm of personal injury lawyers by the Legal 500, an independent ranking directory of the UK’s top law firms. The Legal 500 team individually review the performance of every law firm within their directory, focusing on the quality of the legal services provided and the skills and expertise of the members of the team (including partners and associates).

Your Blackwater Law personal injury lawyer will guide you through each stage of the legal process and will keep you informed about the progress of your neck injury compensation claim throughout. In acting for you in making your claim, we will aim to build the strongest possible case on your behalf to secure the maximum amount of neck injury compensation you are entitled to.

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Neck injury compensation amounts

Neck injuries can range in their complexity and therefore, the amount of compensation a person could be entitled to. A mild neck injury for example could be valued up to £7,890. A severe neck injury that causes serious fractures and leads to little to no movement of the neck could be entitled to claim in the region of £148,330.

Use our neck injury compensation calculator below to estimate the amount of compensation you may receive for your neck injury. Once you have calculated your potential compensation, call us and speak to one of our personal injury solicitors about commencing your claim.

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What Kinds of Neck Injury Can I Claim Compensation For?

Neck injuries can happen in a number of different ways, and identifying what type of injury you have sustained and how it has affected your life will be crucial to the success of your neck injury compensation claim, as your financial settlement will depend largely on how much long term pain and/or disability you suffer as a result of the damage to your neck. The severity of a neck injury can vary tremendously, from someone being in pain for only a few weeks to being permanently disabled or in pain for life.


The human head is a heavy part of the body, weighing approximately 4.5-5kg. If you are involved in a car accident, the sudden movement sideways, backwards or forwards can overstretch and damage the tendons and ligaments in the neck, causing acute pain and injury to the neck muscles and even the cervical spine itself. The pain and stiffness is often worse on the day after the injury is sustained and may get progressively worse for several days afterwards. After an accident, it can take six to 12 hours for the symptoms of whiplash to develop, which include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness;
  • Tenderness over the neck muscles;
  • Reduced and painful neck movements; and
  • Headaches.

In most cases, the symptoms of whiplash eventually subside without causing any lasting damage. However, in a small number of cases, the pain can last for six months or longer (chronic whiplash). Chronic whiplash can make it difficult to carry out everyday activities, can cause problems at work and can also lead to anxiety and depression.

Neck Strain and Lifting Injuries at Work

Neck injuries sustained at work through lifting heavy objects; falling objects; slips, trips and falls are not uncommon. The most common types of minor neck injuries resulting from workplace accidents include soft tissue damage, pulled muscles and ligament or tendon damage. However, some neck injuries can be more severe, having long-term consequences that affect the victim’s mobility and quality of life. If you have suffered a neck injury whilst at work, you may require medical treatment from physiotherapists, spinal surgeons, neurologists and occupational therapists. If this is the case, our expert personal injury solicitors may be able to help you claim neck injury compensation.

Broken Neck and Paralysis

When an injury occurs in the neck area of the spine, and the individual vertebrae become fractured or dislocated, the neck can be described as broken. A broken neck can be a life-threatening injury that can have a profound effect on the life of the victim. The neck area of the spine is referred to as the cervical area. Cervical vertebrae (neck bones) are the top seven bones in the spinal column. These bones form the top part of our ‘backbone’ and also serve to protect the spinal cord from injury. If the vertebrae are broken or severely dislocated, but the spinal cord is unharmed, then no neurological problems result. However, if the spinal cord is damaged or transected, there is a sudden loss of nerve supply to the entire body, including the heart and blood vessels. Such injuries can result in life-threatening medical emergencies.

Get expert legal advice

Call today and speak with a member of our team. Find out if you can claim compensation.

CALL 0800 083 5500

Why Choose Blackwater Law

Blackwater Law is one of the leading firms of neck injury compensation solicitors in the UK. With many years experience of in handling personal injury compensation claims for a variety of neck injuries sustained in any number of different ways, we have the necessary expertise to provide you with the best possible chance of securing appropriate personal injury compensation for your neck injury. You can trust Blackwater Law to have your best interests in mind at all times and endeavour to secure the maximum possible compensation on your behalf.

Our team of professional personal injury solicitors appreciate that a neck injury of any type can have a serious effect on the quality of your mobility, quality of life and your ability to work and provide for your family. Neck injuries can sometimes lead to prolonged periods of time off of work, which can have a big impact financially as well as physically and psychologically. As a result of this, a portion of your neck injury compensation claim will include compensation for all of the financial losses, inconveniences and expenses you incur as a result of your neck injury.

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I had confidence in Blackwater Law the whole way through the journey.

Catherine, as featured in above video.

I am pleased to say that not only the perseverance and hard work of Anna but the rest of the team at Blackwater Law resulted in me receiving compensation for the accident. I cannot recommend Blackwater Law highly enough.

Mrs Lennon, Blackwater Law Client


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