Neck injuries can cause significant pain, disability and restriction on a person’s day to day life. Law Advice Compensation Lawyers gather the very best medical evidence to prove the extent of your injuries and their impact on your future.
We have helped clients that suffer from a variety of neck injuries. Some of the more common diagnosis are:
- Whiplash Disorder;
- Facet joint injury to the neck causing pain and restriction of movement;
- Spinal disc injury;
- Spinal cord injury;
- Nerve pain and symptoms into the arms;
- Pins and needles and numbness if the arms (radiculopathy);
- Bulging discs in the neck;
- Cervical disc protrusions, prolapse or ruptures;
- Injury to the neck muscles, tendons and fascial tissues.
Panel of Expert Doctors
We have a panel of expert doctors that can provide valuable medical evidence in your compensation claim. Our doctors are respected experts in their field, and provide comprehensive medical legal reports addressing injuries, impact on working capacity, future medical treatment and domestic/home care requirements. We understand that quality medical evidence has a direct and positive impact on the success and value of your claim.
Medical Assessment Guidelines
As we have Accredited Specialists in Personal Injury Law, our lawyers are experienced in the medical guidelines used in personal injury claims. We are skilled in interpreting medical assessments under the AMA 4th Edition, AMA 5th Edition, Motor Accident Permanent Impairment Guidelines and Workers Compensation Guidelines.
Treatment Providers that Specialise in Neck Injuries
Typical doctors or treatment providers that provide medical advice and medical legal reports are:
- Orthopaedic Surgeons;
- Occupational Physicians;
Scans of the Injury
Quite often, scans such as MRI Scans or CT Scans can reveal injuries not found by a simple physical examination. We can assist in the organisation of medical scans and other diagnostic material in order to obtain the best possible evidence for you claim.
The Effect of a Neck Injury
If your neck injury has impaired your ability to work or your ability to perform home duties, we would also look into obtaining the following medical evidence:
- Occupation Therapist - to gather evidence on the effect that your injury has had on your ability to perform domestic tasks;
- Functional Assessment - to obtain evidence on the restrictions that your injuries have placed on your ability to perform certain movements;
- Vocational Assessment - to obtain evidence on the suitability of your work duties and the prospects of obtaining alternative employment in the future.
The above information is general information only. For a free consultation and specific advice regarding your claim from one of our experts please contact us on Free Call 1800 122 555 or complete our Free Advice Form.