Workers’ Compensation For Neck Injuries In Pennsylvania
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. In Pennsylvania alone, 3,657 people suffered neck injuries on the job in 2017.
Neck injuries are some of the most difficult work-related injuries for employees to recover from. Chronic pain, soreness, numbness of limbs, and many other challenges frequently stem from the original neck injury. Whether the injury was caused by repetitive lifting, a falling object, or a trip-and-fall, neck injuries are often debilitating, resulting in long-term health consequences.
Ignoring The Symptoms Of A Neck Injury Can Be Detrimental
Many workers ignore their neck injury, thinking they can “tough it out” until the pain subsides. This is a critical error. Many neck injuries are quite serious and can potentially lead to additional health problems down the road. It is important to pay attention to your symptoms and seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms after an on-the-job accident:
- Tingling or burning sensations
- Stiffness, numbness, or weakness in the neck and the arm
- Trouble swallowing, writing, talking, or walking
- A severe headache
- Blurred vision
If left untreated, a serious neck injury can result in future mobility issues, herniated, bulging or degenerative disks, or even a spinal cord injury. These conditions could extend the time that the injured worker is away from work or even lead to a permanent disability.
It is always advisable to consult an experienced lawyer who fights to help get injured workers the benefits they deserve. It is also important to know your rights and how to go about receiving the benefits which you’re entitled.
How Was Your Neck Injured?
If you have suffered a neck injury while on-the-job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo are ready to take the necessary legal action required to help injured workers receive their compensation benefits.
Our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law firm helps injured workers secure the workers’ compensation benefits they need after suffering a neck injury or other work-related health complications. For over 80 years, our attorneys have helped clients who suffered neck injuries caused by:
- Construction site accidents
- Industrial and manufacturing accidents
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Slip-and-falls and falls from heights
If your neck injury prevents you from returning to work, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Our attorneys can handle both the workers’ comp and Social Security claims, making your life a little easier.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Work-Related Neck Injury Today
Our legal team is skilled in the practice of workers’ compensation and securing benefits that are rightfully deserved. If you or someone you know has been hurt at work and needs representation, contact us online or call 800-952-9640 today to speak with an experienced lawyer.
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