Why hire a back and neck injury lawyer after an on-the-job neck and spinal cord injury?
A neck injury can be severe enough to cause chronic pain all over the neck and shoulders. Severe headaches can also become a problem after a neck injury. The pain that is caused by a neck injury can reach into the arms, hips and legs, which makes it difficult to perform even basic tasks like grasping, pulling, lifting or bending. An individual who goes through a neck injury may be unable to stand, sit, walk or sleep without pain. Acknowledging the severe consequences of neck injuries, even if an individual suffering from these is able to work, he or she possesses the right to get confirmation from a medical specialist regarding whether he or she is ready to work or not. In cases where the injury makes an individual incapable of working, an experienced attorney should be hired to fight for workers’ compensation benefits.
What to do if someone is unable to work because of a neck injury?
In cases where someone suffers from an injured muscle, ligament, tendon, spinal disk, spinal nerve or vertebrae, there can be chances of temporary or permanent disability. Some neck injuries that involve both the cervical spine and spinal cord may lead to chronic aching, lack of feeling, tingling and muscle weakness. Many worst cases lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Work accidents like falling from height or a car accident can cause injury of the neck. Accidents that involve sufficient force can cause the head to move back and forth swiftly, resulting in neck injuries.
Insurance companies are not allowed to downplay the injuries suffered by an individual or stop him or her from receiving the desired compensation. A personal injury lawyer with experience in handling such cases can improve your chance of receiving a reasonable and evenhanded compensation.
Common neck injuries that an individual can suffer from in a car accident, construction site accident and even after defective product malfunction can include the following:
- Bulging disks
- Strained or herniated disks
- Muscle strains
- Spine fractures and compression fractures
Sometimes, traumatic accidents at work, like a fall or work-related car accidents can result in back or spinal cord injury. Most back injuries are a result of cumulative trauma that occurs from repetitive motions like lifting and bending. Back pain can cause difficulty for an individual to sit, walk or stand. It limits the motion of an individual.
Some severe injuries involve damage to the spine or spinal cord. Broken vertebrae and herniated or ruptured disks cause severe pain that requires prescription pain medication or surgery. In both cases, the individual will be unable to work and will require TTD benefits in addition to the medical benefits.
What to do if your Neck or Back injury happens at work?
Often times, the injuries caused to an individual at work can be covered under workers’ compensation laws. Cases where a third party contributes to someone’s accident, an experienced attorney can be hired to pursue for the damages suffered.
Author Bio: Albert Moore, Attorney at Law caters all your legal needs from Real Estate, Business law and Condo and HOA law throughout Florida.