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Head & Neck Injury Compensation

Head and neck injuries can lead to a range of ongoing issues, including chronic pain, headaches, and stiffness. They may also result in cognitive impairments like memory loss, concentration difficulties, and mood changes, such as irritability or depression. Some individuals experience vertigo, dizziness, or balance problems. There’s a risk of neurological deficits, including sensory loss or motor skill impairments. In severe cases, these injuries can cause paralysis or significant changes in personality and behaviour.

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Types of Head & Neck Injuries

Click on the links below for more detailed information regarding specific types of head and neck injuries, together with guidance around compensation for each category of injury.

Skull Fractures

A skull fracture is a break in one or more of the bones in the skull, often caused by a head injury. It can vary in severity quite significantly with neurological issues at the extreme.


Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.

Facial Trauma

Facial trauma refers to any injury to the face or upper jaw bone. This includes injuries to the skin, underlying skeleton, neck, nose, eyes, and mouth.

Ear Injuries

An ear injury encompasses any harm or damage to the ear, which can affect the outer, middle, or inner ear. It can be caused by factors such as loud noises or physical impact.


Quadriplegia is typically the result of a neck injury, specifically to the cervical spine, which is the upper portion of the spinal cord located in the neck.

Neck Fractures

A neck fracture is a break in one or more of the cervical vertebrae, the bones in the neck. This type of fracture often results from high-energy trauma such as a car accident.

Brachial Plexus Injuries

A brachial plexus injury involves damage to the network of nerves near the neck that control the muscles and sensation in the arm and hand.

Soft Tissue Injuries

A soft tissue injury of the neck involves damage to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons surrounding the cervical spine, caused by sprains, overuse, or trauma.

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Expert Legal Assitance for Head & Neck Injuries

At McCarthy + Co, we understand the profound impact that head and neck injuries can have on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our experienced personal injury solicitors are here to guide you through the process of seeking compensation, ensuring that you receive the justice and support you deserve.

The Compensation Claim Process

Our approach is straightforward and transparent:

  • Initial Consultation – We start with a free, no-obligation consultation to understand your case and advise on the best course of action.
  • Gathering Evidence – We help gather all necessary medical reports, witness statements, and other evidence to build a strong claim.
  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies – Our team skillfully negotiates with insurance companies to secure the best possible settlement.
  • Legal Representation – If your case goes to court, we provide robust legal representation to fight for your rights and interests.

Ready to bring your claim?

If you have sustained a head or neck injury due to the negligence of a third party, you can arrange an appointment with one of solictors to discuss your next steps. Simply call us on the freephone number on this page or request a callback using our quick form and we’ll get back to you at a time that suits you.

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Beginning his academic journey at UCC, Flor furthered his education with a master’s degree in law from UCD. After gaining valuable experience as a solicitor in Dublin, the allure of home and the family brought him back to West Cork to contribute his expertise to the family business.
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is a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.

John's practice involves a diverse range of cases, from personal injury and wrongful death to property damage, defective products, professional negligence and judicial reviews.
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