Neck and Back Injuries
Getting hurt at work is awful. Neck and back injuries, especially, can leave you feeling helpless. We are here to help pick up the pieces. Please give us a call right away to set up a consultation with our California workers’ compensation lawyers.
Understanding Neck and Back Injuries
It’s more common that you’d think that someone gets a neck or back injury at their place of work. These injuries can be quite recoverable, or they can be serious enough to completely change someone’s life.
Your place of work is required to carry workers’ compensation. They can get in serious trouble if they do not. You should be covered by this compensation. If you’ve been a victim of a workplace accident and want to talk to a California workers’ compensation lawyer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss more about these cases at any time.
How Often Do Neck and Back Injuries Take Place at Work?
We see these neck and back injuries really frequently. It is common in workplaces that require labor to perform their daily tasks. Some neck and back injuries are caused by:
- Falling from heights
- Repetitive motions that cause stress injuries
- Heavy lifting
- Sudden movements that result in neck and back injuries, such as herniated discs and strains
You frequently see these injuries happening at workplaces such as:
- Construction sites
- Industrial sites
- Medical workers
- Agriculture workers
Essentially, most workers who are repeating motions all the time and doing a lot of physical action during their normal work days are at a higher risk of getting a neck or back injury. While it is less common to see these types of injuries in an office setting, it still happens.
Why These Injuries Can Be Dangerous
The spine is complicated. You have the nervous system, ligaments, bones, and muscles that make up that anatomy. It’s delicate, and minor injuries can turn into something major. A spinal cord injury could result in death or paralysis. It’s very serious. Even moderate injuries could mean you require extensive medical treatment that may even be a lifelong struggle.
How Repetitive Motion Can Cause Stress Injuries for Neck and Back
A stress injury can be something like carpal tunnel on a localized scale. These repetitive stress injuries also happen to the neck and back. You get these injuries, as you can imagine, by repeating the same motion over and over, which causes body parts to be overused. People in office jobs can suffer these injuries to their wrists and hand joints from computer and mouse use. You could also suffer spinal injuries if your workspace is not set up in an ergonomic way. If your desk and chair and computer are set up badly, it can cause neck and back injuries. These kinds of injuries can seem mild, but they can make life unbearable because they get to be so painful.
If you are on your feet for your whole shift, lifting heavy stuff or working with heavy machinery, this can cause seriously painful neck and back injuries. Our bodies don’t do well when we put them through repetitive stress. Think about the pain and injuries someone who uses things like jackhammers could get.
Accidents happen all the time in which people fall or get crushed or use faulty machinery and end up with a spinal injury. These happen way too much. We see it all the time.
Available Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Neck and Back Injuries
You are entitled to bring a claim for workers’ compensation if you get a neck or back injury on the job. How you are compensated is all based on the individual details of your claim. A California workers’ compensation lawyer can help you get compensation for medical bills, vocational rehab, disability, lost wages, and more.
Generally speaking, the worse your injuries are and the more they affect your life, the more compensation you will be getting. This won’t be determined until you know what your medical treatment needs to be. Typically, we can value a claim once treatment is done. It would be different if you’re going to need treatment for a lifetime. Once we know what we’re up against, you will have a better understanding of what this case will bring.
Make sure you act quickly to talk to your lawyer. You are going to face challenges during the claim process, so having a skilled California workers’ compensation lawyer is a key. Don’t delay, as you don’t get forever to bring your claim.
If your claim gets denied the first time, don’t give up. We can appeal and try again. You deserve compensation for your damages. We know how to get that for you.
Call Our Skilled California Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
We understand this is a difficult time for you. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our California workers’ compensation lawyers right away. Call Myers Law Group today to set up a consultation.
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