Unfortunately for American workers, neck and back injuries are among the most commonly reported workplace complaints. The U.S. Department of Labor notes that 20 percent of all injuries in the workplace involve the neck and back. These types of injuries usually result from chronic overexertion, repetitive motions and strenuous and intense labor. Oftentimes, an injured worker must miss weeks or even months of work to deal with such an injury, and depending on the injury’s severity, may not be able to continue doing the same type of work afterwards. If you have sustained an injury to your back or neck on the job, consulting with Hiden, Rott & Oertle , LLP’s Temecula neck and back injury attorney as soon as possible is a smart move. Your attorney can help you understand the workers’ compensation benefits that you might qualify for as well as other compensation to which you may be entitled.
Causes of Neck and Back Injuries
There is a myriad of ways that you can injure your neck and/or your back on the job. Work involving repetitive motion puts a strain on the muscles in both the back and neck, while lifting heavy loads or objects, pulling or pushing heavy carts, continuously leaning over, or just carrying bulky or heavy items can lead to lifelong damage. Moreover, an isolated accident, such as a slip-and-fall or tripping accident can put the neck or the back in a bind, leading to slipped discs and other issues. The most common professions where neck and back injuries are seen include construction workers and laborers, masons, plumbers, electricians, assembly workers, carpenters, miners, welders, and roofers, although no worker is immune to these types of problems.
Compensation for Your Injuries
If you have suffered a workplace injury involving your neck or back, received medical treatment and had to be off work in order to recuperate, you may be able to collect benefits under your workers’ compensation insurance. Workers comp can cover your medical costs, reimburse you for part of your lost income, and potentially give you a lump sum payout reflecting the severity of your injury. If your injury causes you to become partially disabled or permanently totally disabled, you may also receive additional compensation. If a third-party is negligent in causing your injuries, you may have the basis for an additional claim and might receive compensation for pain and suffering endured due to your injury.
Working with a Temecula Neck and Back Injury Attorney
The legal team at Hiden, Rott & Oertle , LLP has a long history of helping injured workers recoup the compensatory damages that they deserve due to workplace negligence and other issues so that you can get on with your life and move past this trying time in your career. Consult with our Temecula neck and back injury attorney for a free, no-obligation case review. Your attorney can advise you on the appropriate next steps to get the ball rolling in your case and ensure that you get the maximum relief you are entitled to for your injuries. Schedule your consultation now.