A neck injury can happen anywhere, not just in automobile accidents like many people believe. If you are required to lift things regularly or have an accident that causes damage to the bones or muscles in your neck, this type of injury can be devastating, causing severe problems that may have life-long implications.
There are many types of neck injuries that occur in the workplace. They include:
If you have suffered any of these injuries at work, you are eligible for workers’ compensation that will cover your lost wages and medical bills along with other expenses you may incur as a result of your injury.
Neck injuries can have many different symptoms so you may, initially, be unaware that you injured your neck. Numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms or hands may be a sign that you have suffered an injury to you neck as would the same types of feelings in one or both arms. You may also notice a swelling or inflammation of your neck or sharp pains shooting down your arms or legs. If neck pain does not significantly improve after seven days, it is possible your injury is severe and you should seek medical attention.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms described, you should seek medical attention immediately. If the injury happened while you were working, you are eligible for workers’ compensation. Contacting workplace neck injury attorneys is the best way to be sure that you receive the proper compensation and medical coverage that you are entitled to receive under the law. It does not mean you plan to sue your employer. In fact, you are not permitted to sue your employer for a workplace injury in the state of Pennsylvania in most cases. Instead, an attorney can deal with the insurance company and your employer so you can focus on healing.
If you or a loved one has suffered a neck injury, you need to speak to the workplace neck injury attorneys at Lundy Law today in order to protect your rights. We can review your case and be sure that you receive the full amount of lost wages you are entitled to receive, something that many employers calculate incorrectly. We will also be sure that all your medical bills are taken care of and may even find that you are qualified for mileage reimbursement for transportation to and from your treatments. Arrange your free consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law today or complete the easy query form online.