Workers Compensation Neck Injuries
If you have suffered a neck injury at work, you should be receiving ALL of your benefits, not just the ones the insurance company wants to accept.
Neck injuries in the workplace can involve a sudden pain while performing your duties on the job or may be a gradual build up of pain over a period of time. Some neck injuries can be minor and will resolve themselves, with minor medical treatment, within a matter on months. Others are permanent and may require continual medical attention, such as physical therapy.
As with any injury you receive on the job, it is important that you report your injury to your employer. They need to be notified that you have suffered a neck injury or one that has developed over time. At that time your employer needs to report the matter to their workers compensation carrier. They will determine whether or not they will provide medical care. It is at this stage that one should contact a Workers Compensation Lawyer. The insurance company will often wrongly deny your claim or they will take too long to process it.
Common Causes of Workplace Neck Injuries:
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Limited range of motion injuries
- Slipping or falling
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Tripping over objects that are misplaced
Neck injuries can cause referred pain in the head in the form of headaches. Pain can also radiate into your back, shoulders, arms and fingers. Once you are able to receive treatment, make sure your healthcare professional is aware of all these issues. In more severe neck injury cases, surgery may be required. Neck injuries are some of the most serious work related injuries. Even if you have a pre-existing neck condition, you may be eligible for workers compensation.
Workers Compensation Lawyers
James Hoffmann has practiced workers compensation law for over 20 years, possessing the negotiating skills, trial experience, medical knowledge and insurance acumen to confidently pursue full compensation for every client. The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann represents clients throughout the State of Missouri and in the greater St. Louis area. We will explain the workers compensation process to clients and can get involved at any state: initial application, resubmitting claims to insurance companies, or appealing a case to an administrative law judge or a higher court.
Please call us today at (314) 361-4300 or fill out our online contact form for a free and private consultation.
Neck Injury Case Results
Workers Compensation Settlement: A city worker who performed hard labor such as cleaning out water basins with a fire hose, clearing weeds and brush, and concrete work was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his neck and degenerative disc disease or DDD. The workers compensation insurance carrier denied the case alleging that the worker’s neck condition was age related and not due to hard work performed over the years. After we deposed our expert witnesses and immediately before trial, agreeing to be responsible for all medical bills (a hold harmless agreement), and agreeing to provided pain management and other future medical care, for life, to cure and relive the effects of the neck injury.
Permanent Partial Disability: Warehouse worker suffered repetitive use injury to his neck from years of hard work. The worker’s compensation carrier initially denied the claim. After filing a hardship and retaining expert witnesses, the employer/insurer agreed to provide medical care. A two cervical fusion was performed. The employer/insurer paid for medical bills and wage loss. Employee returned to work. After deposing experts and preparing for trial, the case settled for permanent partial disability.
Workers Compensation settlement for a denied repetitive use neck injury.
Workers Compensation settlement for a denied neck injury.
Workers Compensation for a workers compensation disputed neck injury related to repetitive use lifting.
Workers Compensation for workers compensation settlement for neck and low back sprains.