When people think of neck injuries, they often think of car accidents. The fact is that the majority of neck injuries actually occur in the workplace. A neck injury can occur by tripping over an object, lifting something heavy improperly or sitting in the same position day after day. Unfortunately, neck injuries can be debilitating injuries as some neck conditions can become chronic. If you have ever suffered from a neck injury, you know that simple movement can be excruciating. If you have suffered a work injury while performing your job duties, you are eligible for workers’ compensation for those injuries.
Workplace neck injuries can be caused for many reasons. Some of the most common causes of a workplace neck injury include:
Although these are the most common ways that you can injure your neck at work, the actual causes of neck injuries can be endless.
In Pennsylvania, if you are injured in any way at work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation and this includes neck injuries. Even if you are partially or completely at fault for the injury, your employer must still provide you with workers’ compensation coverage. Workers’ compensation coverage provides you with lost wages, medical bill payments and coverage for other losses you may incur as a result of a workplace injury. Your employer may not fire you for filing a workers’ compensation claim for a neck injury under Pennsylvania law.
Under Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws, you are eligible to receive compensation for income you may lose as a result of your workplace injury. In most cases, you will receive up to two-thirds of your lost income while you recover. You are also eligible to receive payment for all of your medical expenses, including doctor bills, tests, medications, supplies and physical therapy. You may also be eligible to receive travel costs if you must go a distance for treatment.
If you or a loved one have suffered a neck injury at work, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. Hiring an attorney does not mean you plan to sue your employer. In fact, you are not allowed to sue an employer for a workplace injury in Pennsylvania under most circumstances. Lundy Law will simply make sure you are compensated properly under the law and work with the insurance company to be sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to receive. Set up your initial consultation today by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or complete the simple form on our website.