Although many people associate neck injuries with car accidents, the truth is that a majority of accidents resulting in neck injuries occur in the workplace. Whether caused by repetitive lifting, a falling object or a trip and fall, neck injuries are often debilitating, resulting in long-term health consequences.
Our Philadelphia workers' compensation law firm helps injured workers secure the workers' comp benefits they need after suffering a neck injury or other work-related health complication. Over the years, our attorneys have earned a reputation for not only providing effective representation, but also for offering a high level of compassion in these challenging cases.
Ignoring The Symptoms Of A Neck Injury Can Be Detrimental
Many workers attempt to ignore their neck injury, thinking they can
"tough it out" until the pain subsides. This may be a critical error. Many neck injuries are quite serious, leading to additional health problems down the road.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms following an on-the-job accident, it is extremely important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Tingling or burning sensations
- Stiffness, numbness or weakness in the neck and the arm
- Trouble swallowing, writing, talking or walking
- Severe headache
- Blurred vision
If left untreated, a serious neck injury can result in future mobility issues, herniated, bulging or degenerative disks, or even spinal cord injury. These conditions could extend the time you are away from work or even lead to a permanent disability.
Contact Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo
Without workers' compensation benefits, you may be unable to cover the mounting medical bills associated with your neck injury. Put yourself in a position to secure the benefits you deserve. Contact us to speak with an experienced lawyer. You can also call us locally at 570-622-8297, or toll free at 877-794-2396.