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, an injury in this area can be devastating. Neck and back injuries can cause severe, long-term and chronic pain, limit movement or cause paralysis, all of which can make working difficult or impossible.
Neck and back injuries can occur in motor vehicle accidents, as a result of a slip and fall accident, at work or almost any other place or situation. These types of injuries are very common and are some of the leading reasons for doctor visits.
If you've suffered an injury to your spine due to the negligence of another party, now is the time to learn about your legal rights, including filing suit for compensation. A judge or jury way award you the cost of medical bills, lost wages and future earnings, as well as for your pain and suffering. Speak with an attorney today to learn your options and next steps.
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.
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
When dealing with the pain of a neck or back injury, it can be hard to focus on anything else. To help you move forward, 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 downplay the severity of your injury. A personal injury lawyer can advise you about your case and handle the insurance companies.
An injury lawyer can also help protect your legal 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 877-288-7564 or fill out our easy personal injury case evaluation form.
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