Work-related neck and back injuries are some of the most common types injuries occurred on the job. Many people get hurt when carrying heavy objects or when falling from ladders or other high surfaces. These accidents can cause lasting damage to your spinal column.
Neck injuries can be caused by overuse as well as acute trauma. If your job requires you to bend frequently, you can strain the muscles in your neck, causing injury. Being hit by falling objects or twisting the neck can also cause lasting damage.
Back injuries are also common workplace related injuries. Back injuries can occur when you are required to repeatedly lift and carry heavy objects. This type of injury can be especially debilitating, restricting your movement and making it difficult for you to walk. Some of the most common back injuries include herniated discs, back sprains and fractured vertebrae. All of these conditions make it difficult or impossible for you to work or carry out day-to-day tasks.
Treatment and Recovery for Neck and Back Work Related Injuries
Treatment for neck and back injuries vary depending on the severity of the injury. For minor neck injuries, your doctor may order you to rest and keep pressure off of the affected area. In some cases, you may be required to wear a cervical collar or neck brace. For herniated discs in the back, your doctor may prescribe a course of anti-inflammatory and pain medicine. In severe cases, surgery might be necessary to correct the problem.
Treatment for these injuries is often costly. There will be a battery of tests, x-rays, and physical exams. If you have to undergo physical therapy for your back injury, the costs of your medical care will increase significantly. Receiving workers’ compensation benefits for on the job neck or back injuries will help you cover these significant expenses.
Hiring a Work Related Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Workers’ Comp Case
At Hasner Law, we specialize in representing clients who have been injured at work. We know the law and we work hard as your advocate. We have a team of aggressive attorneys and paralegals who will work tirelessly to get you the benefits you need when you have suffered an on-the-job injury. Call Hasner Law today for a free consultation.