Suffering a traumatic neck injury at work can seriously impact you for life. Find out what the most common types of neck injuries at work are and learn about how to make a neck injury claim.
Whiplash tends to be the most common cause of a neck and spine injury at work. Whether you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident or some other form of work-related collision, serious neck injuries can be physically, emotionally, and financially damaging.
If you have suffered a neck injury at work, you may be able to make a claim for compensation if Richardson & Lyons lawyers can prove your employer was negligent, causing your accident. Neck Injury Compensation can bring you peace of mind by covering your medical expenses and financial losses.
What to do in case of a neck injury at work?
Seek medical treatment immediately following a neck injury at work and be sure to let your employer know about the accident.
Time limits do apply when it comes to making a neck injury claim. Focus firstly on your recovery, but do be sure to get the claims process underway as soon as you are able to.
Usually, you can access funds to cover your wages, travel, and medical expenses following your accident via WorkCover or your employer’s self-insurer. However, these benefits will eventually lapse and you may be offered a lump-sum compensation instead. It’s best to get in touch with a workplace injury lawyer before accepting such an offer. Once accepted, you cannot make a common law claim for further compensation.
Don’t get left short-changed. Talk to the expert lawyers at Richardson & Lyons to find out your entitlements and your eligibility to claim.
Making a claim for neck injury at work
The amount of compensation received in workers comp settlements for neck injuries is usually calculated based upon the monetary difference between your predicted life path before the accident compared to afterwards.
Compensation for serious neck injuries is paid out by the insurance company of your employer. It is intended to cover the cost of treatment for your injuries and your economic losses. You might also be able to receive compensation to cover costs such as:
- Medical, rehabilitation, and hospital expenses
- Ongoing loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Modifications to your home and ongoing in-house care
Using all of the relevant reports and medical evidence, your expert personal injury lawyer can accurately calculate the level of compensation you may be entitled to in order to make a neck injury claim. We will work with you to ensure you receive the level of compensation that you deserve.
Everyone’s neck injury at work is different, so you can expect your level of Neck Injury Compensation to also vary. It’s best that you talk to our specialist workplace injury lawyers who can make an estimation based on your own unique circumstances.