Many people think that unless the neck injury is very serious, it is not necessary to file a workers compensation claim.
The neck can be subject to a variety of injuries while on the job. They can be minor injuries such as muscle strains and ligament tears. Some injuries are more serious such as damage to the spinal cord or cervical nerves, which can be debilitating and devastating.
A neck injury due to a fall or vehicle accident can cause sudden and serious trauma. The more severe the neck injury, the more potential there is for long-term medical treatment and lost wages. Neck injuries that develop slowly, over a period of time, can also have debilitating effects.
If you have suffered a neck injury at work, your first step should be to seek medical treatment. It is also important to report the accident to your employer.
Many people think that unless the neck injury is very serious, it is not necessary to file a workers compensation claim. However, neck pain can quickly escalate into something much more serious. If this happens, a persons ability to work may become limited or it may even prevent the person from being able to work at all.
A workers compensation lawyer will be able to help you know what benefits you are entitled to and can help you file the paperwork that is necessary in filing your claim.
Workers Compensation Lawyers
The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann has practiced workers compensation law for more than 20 years. We represent clients in the greater St. Louis area and throughout the entire State of Missouri. We will explain the workers compensation process to you.
Please call us today at (314) 361-4300 or fill out our online contact form for a free and private consultation.
Work Related Injuries
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