Injured Your Neck at Work?
Our California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are Ready to Help
Neck injuries range from frustrating to life-changing, depending on the severity of the injury. Even mild damage to the neck can be debilitating, leading to chronic pain and limited range of motion. More serious damage to the spine at the base of the neck can cause serious, permanent conditions including paralysis, coma, and death. If you’ve suffered a neck injury in the workplace, you have the right to recover workers’ compensation benefits.
A dedicated workers’ compensation attorney at Invictus Law, P.C. is ready to help you get the benefits you are owed after a neck injury at work. We will investigate the circumstances of your injury, help bolster your workers’ comp claims, and fight for your right to maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Types of Neck Injuries
Neck injuries can arise in a variety of manners. Whether from sudden impact, hyperextension, improper motions, or repetitive use, neck injuries can be painful and debilitating. The seasoned work injury attorney at Invictus Law helps clients recover workers’ compensation and other damages for all manner of neck injuries, including:
- Neck sprain
- Pinched nerve
- Neck strain
- Herniated discs
- Spinal cord damage
- Facet joint injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Soft tissue damage
- Cervical dislocation
- Neck spasms
If you are suffering pain, discomfort, limited range of mobility, or other issues resulting from a workplace neck injury, you have the right to seek compensation. Workers’ compensation will cover your medical expenses, your lost wages, and compensate you for short-term or long-term disability depending on the severity of the injury. If a third party, outside of your employer, was responsible for your injury, you could be eligible for additional damages as well. Talk to a knowledgeable work injury attorney at Invictus Law about your injury to find out your options for recovery.
How Do Neck Injuries Happen in the Workplace?
Neck injuries can arise from any number of accidents or incidents in the workplace. Neck injuries are a common result of many impact-based accidents, and debilitating neck conditions can arise over time as a result of overuse. At Invictus Law, our dedicated legal team helps clients recover after neck injuries caused by, for example:
- Auto accidents
- Falls from heights
- Struck by object
- Scaffold collapse
- Overuse and repetitive stress injury
- Construction accidents
- Lifting heavy objects
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Defective equipment
Whatever the nature of your neck injury and whatever the cause, if it happened in the workplace or while on the clock, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Do not let your employer or their insurance company bully you into giving up your right to full compensation after a work-related neck injury.
Repetitive Stress Neck Injuries
Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a general term covering pain, weakness, and other symptoms felt in the muscles, nerves, and tendons caused by repetitive movement and overuse. RSI is commonly felt in the upper body, including forearms, elbows, wrists, hands, shoulders, and the neck. Neck-based RSI can manifest as pain or tenderness, stiffness, throbbing, inflammation, weakness, cramping, or numbness. The symptoms may arise only while performing the task or they may start to creep into the worker’s general life.
Workers who perform high-intensity activities without rest, those who perform repetitive activities such as lifting or turning, and workers who are forced into poor posture positions while working are likely to suffer from RSI. RSI is considered a compensable workplace injury so long as the injury developed over time as a result of performing work-related tasks. Work-based RSI can be tricky to prove, but with help from a seasoned California workplace injury attorney, you can obtain workers’ compensation benefits for your repetitive stress neck injury.
Invictus Law is Read to Help You After a Workplace Neck Injury in Orange County and the Inland Empire
If you’ve been injured on the job in California and need help securing fast, complete workers’ compensation benefits, contact a talented, veteran Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law at 949-287-5711, serving Orange County and the Inland Empire with offices in Orange and Ontario.