Neck Injury Lawyers
Along with back injuries, neck injuries sustained on the job are among the most common type of work-related injury. Without warning, employees may experience sharp, sudden pain during a car accident on the job. This could be from malfunctioning machinery, equipment or during a work-related slip or fall. In other cases, however, symptoms may begin with mild neck tenderness that becomes a serious or debilitating condition over time. Thus, because of the nature of work-related neck injuries, an experienced neck injury lawyer is necessary to investigate your injury and work towards helping you receive the maximum level of benefits.
Consider the following types of work-related neck injuries:
- Whiplash or whiplash associated disorders – Often caused by car accidents, falls, or other trauma, whiplash related injuries range from neck strain or sprain to damage to the joints, cervical discs or spinal cord.
- Herniated disc – Can be caused by heavy lifting or repetitive movements involving a twisting motion.
- Neck fracture – As a break in the cervical bone, a neck fracture can be caused by a fall or direct impact. Neck fractures are associated with neck dislocation, in which the ligaments rupture.
- Spinal cord injury – Neck injuries may result in damage to the spinal cord. Depending on the level of injury, this could lead to paralysis, disability or death, particularly if the spinal cord is damaged at the 3rd cervical vertebra or above.
If you have suffered a neck injury on the job, it is imperative that you tell your employer and seek immediate medical attention. While your pain may be mild, it can worsen over time and lead to a serious injury that requires you to take time off of work.
With a devotion to personal injury and workers’ compensation cases, Wern Lawyers in North Charleston understands the course of work-related neck injuries, as well as the many complexities, deadlines and legal regulations related to obtaining medical and wage benefits. For peace of mind concerning your injury and claim, call Wern Lawyers for a free evaluation today.
We Ensure Injured Workers’ Rights Are Protected
South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act is developed to protect the rights of employees injured on the job. Yet, it’s not safe to assume that full compensation will be awarded for expensive medical bills, rehabilitation, loss of wages, disability or impairment. Workers’ compensation is a complicated process, riddled with regulations, deadlines and the possibility of a claim being denied. This is why the team at Wern Lawyers works to ensure that workers’ rights are protected in the wake of their work-related neck injury.
We also understand that early symptoms of a neck injury can mask potentially serious conditions, some of which are life altering. Thus, early medical attention and appropriate documentation are critical to obtaining benefits if an injured employee is out of work for an extended amount of time. In turn, if a third party, company or manufacturer contributed to your neck injury, you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim as an opportunity to recover compensation for pain and suffering.
Whatever the case, Wern Lawyers is happy to explore your injury and alleviate any stress related to your claim. With a strong record of advocacy, both inside and outside of the courtroom, we understand how the system works, and we aim to make things right again.