Back and Neck Injuries
Because the back and neck are the core structural support of the human body and are comprised of bones, tissue, muscles and a tremendous amount of nerves, injuries in these areas can be devastating. Neck and back injuries can cause severe, long-term and chronic pain, and also limit movement or cause paralysis.
Neck and back injuries can occur in motor vehicle accidents, public transportation accidents, during a slip and fall accident accident, at work or almost any other place or situation. These types of injuries are very common and are one of the leading reasons for doctor visits.
Treatments for Back and Neck Injuries
Some of the most common neck and back injuries include strains and sprains, whiplash, slipped or herniated disks, fractured vertebrae, sciatica, compression fractures and spinal cord injuries.
Recommended treatments many vary depending on the injured person, the treating physician, and the location and severity of the injury. Neck and back injury treatments can include bed rest, medication, physical therapy and surgery. Unfortunately, some injuries to the neck and back may result in permanent, partial or total disability.
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Personal Injury Claims for Back and Neck Injuries
If a neck or back injury happens on the job, the injured person may file a Worker's Compensation claim. When workplace injuries happen, Worker's Compensation insurance claims are the sole remedy and the injured worker is usually barred from filing a personal injury lawsuit against their employer.
If the injury occurs outside of work and is the result of someone else's negligence or on someone else's property, the injured person may be entitled to file a personal injury claim to collect benefits for lost wages, medical treatment and pain and suffering.
When neck and back injuries are severe and result in permanent disability, there is also usually a diminished earning capacity for which the injured person is entitled to compensation.
Finding a Lawyer
Injury lawyers can help. When dealing with the pain of a neck or back injury, it can be hard to focus on anything else. However, medical and personal bills may begin to pile up and depression can set in quickly. For these reasons, you may want to consider speaking with a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your claim and handle the legal aspects of your injury for you while you concentrate on healing.
Because no one else can feel the pain that you feel after a neck or back injury, insurance companies or even doctors and therapists hired by the Worker's Compensation insurance company may attempt to discount your pain and suffering or downplay the severity of your injury.Total Injury can connect you with a personal injury lawyer who can advise you about your case and handle the insurance companies.
An injury lawyer can help to protect your personal injury rights and answer questions to help you understand the compensation and benefits that you may be entitled to receive. You may have a limited amount of time to file your claim, so don't delay.
To get in touch with a personal injury lawyer in your area, simply give us a call at 1 (877) 288-7564 or fill out our easy personal injury case evaluation form.