Workers’ Compensation: Back & Neck Injury
By far, the most frequent Workers’ Compensation injuries that we see are those involving back & neck injury. Many types of employment place stress on the vulnerable spinal discs and vertebrae causing serious injuries that require expensive treatment to correct.
The spine is subject to injury in many ways including: slipping/falling or lifting and bending repeatedly in the course of your employment. Injuries to the spine can involve disc rupture or herniation when the soft fibrous tissue between your vertebrae extrudes and impinges nerves leading to other parts of your body.
Many times, those with significant injury experience not only back pain, but leg pain or arm pain known as “radiculopathy”. This is when your back or neck injury effects the nerves leading to other parts of your body.
While more rare, it is also not uncommon to have multiple effected sites of injury that are masked by spinal injury. We have represented many clients who sustain injury to the neck and experience arm pain which is thought to be radiating from the neck, when in fact they also have a ligament tear in the shoulder itself. It is important to handle these claims properly to make sure that care is not denied. You may be entitled to significant Workers’ Compensation Benefits as a result of these injuries and we urge you to contact us.
Our office has been helping injured workers obtain the Workers’ Compensation benefits to which they are entitled for over 20 years. We also represent many disabled clients, helping them to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. In addition, we are equipped to assist our clients with other legal matters including Personal Injury.
It’s never easy. When an individual suffers a serious work related injury or occupational disease, he or she is typically faced with a multitude of legal and financial issues over the course of their disability. Many times, a person injured in the course of their employment (in addition to filing a workers’ compensation claim) may also have recourse by filing a lawsuit against a negligent third-party. That same individual may also have a viable claim for Social Security Disability benefits.