Harrisburg Neck Injury Lawyer
Most people are familiar with minor neck pain, which can result from something as seemingly inconsequential as sleeping in the wrong position. While everyday activities and age can certainly contribute to neck complications, some neck injuries are much more serious than others. In fact, certain neck injuries can be so painful and disabling that an injured person requires medical care or therapy, and may need to take time off of work to recover. Our office can ensure that you get the benefits you deserve.
If you have suffered a neck injuryor aggravated a prior neck injury or problemas a result of a work-related activity, you areeligible for workers’ compensation insurance. To learn more about your right to compensation, call our Harrisburg neck injury lawyers at the offices of Ira H. Weinstock, P.C.,today.
Acute Neck Injuries
Workers may suffer an acute neck injury from work activity, which is an injury that happened suddenly and at once as a result of external force. Examples of acute neck injuries include:
- Soft tissue sprain or strain;
- Fracture of the spine;
- Dislocation of the spine;
- Ruptured disk;
- Herniated disk; and
- Aggravationor Exacerbationof any of the prior conditions.
These injuries can happen in the workplace as a result of a number of different accident types including:
- Slip and fall;
- Fall from height;
- Direct blow to the head/top of the neck;
- Penetrating injury (such as an object piercing the neck);
- Motor vehicle accident;
- Being caught in machinery; or
- Workplace strangulation injury.
Repetitive Stress Neck Injuries
In some cases, neck pain may develop as a result of repetitive stress rather than an acute injury. For example, holding your neck/head in the same position for hours while working at a computer may lead to neck pain. Or, lifting heavy things repeatedly, especially with bad form, can cause pain.
Recovering Workers’ Compensation for a Neck Injury in Harrisburg
If you have suffered a neck injury, whether acute or repetitive,as a result of a work-related activity, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation wage loss benefits.
If you suffered an acute or repetitive neck injury on the job, you have the right to recover compensation for all of your necessary medical expenses. If you have had to miss work as a result of your workinjury, you are also eligible for compensation for lost wages.
How Our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Help You
Following a neck injuryor an aggravation of a preexisting conditionat work, call our law firm immediately. We can guide you through notifying your employer of the injury, filing your claim for workers’ compensation, understanding the benefits you are entitled to, and reaching a workers’ compensation settlement. We work on a contingency fee basis and always offer consultations free of charge.
To schedule your no-cost case review today, please call us directly or send us a message telling us more about your case. Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We have three certified Harrisburg Workers’ Compensation Specialists ready to help you.