Scranton Neck Injury Lawyer
Nearly everyone has woken up to a kink in their neck at least once, and therefore can relate to the discomfort–or downright pain–that may accompany a neck-related injury and issue. But some neck injuries are much more serious than just a kink that goes away by the end of the day; workers in various industries suffer neck-related injuries that cause pain and disability for multiple days, weeks, or months. At the law office of Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP, our Scranton neck injury lawyers are passionate about representing workers who have been injured at work – if you’ve suffered a workplace neck injury, call us today for a free consultation about your workers’ compensation benefits.
Neck injuries in the Workplace
A neck injury is an injury type that can result from an acute accident (something that happens immediately and involves force or trauma to the neck) or a repetitive stress/motion injury (doing the same thing over and over again). Workers in different industries are at risk of different types–and causes–of neck injuries. Some of the most common workplace and job-caused neck injuries include:
- Soft tissue injuries – A soft tissue injury, such as whiplash, can be an extremely painful injury type that takes weeks or months to heal. Most soft tissue injuries are acute injury types, being caused by the force that is involved in a traumatic accident such as a car crash.
- Muscle strains – The Mayo Clinic explains that a muscle strain injury can be caused by too much overuse, such as spending too many hours hunched over the computer. A strain can also be an acute injury type that occurs by doing something like lifting a heavy object with improper form.
- Nerve compression injuries – Suffering a herniated disc or a burn spur can result in compression of the nerve in your neck, which can cause pain and weakness.
- Cervical fracture – A fracture to the cervical spine (also referred to as a broken neck injury) is one of the most serious neck injuries. A cervical fracture is the result of a high-trauma injury, such as a serious fall, car accident, or being struck by a very heavy object. Minor fractures may be treated with a cervical brace; more serious fractures could result in paralysis.
You Deserve Compensation after a Neck Injury
Whether you are involved in a workplace accident that leaves you with a neck injury, or suffer a neck injury as a result of repetitive stress, if your injury would not have occurred but for your job-related activities, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation insurance. At the law office of Haggerty Hinton & Cosgrove LLP, our workplace accident lawyers can help you to recover the compensation that you deserve to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages.
To schedule a free consultation with our Scranton workers’ compensation lawyers, please call us directly or send us a message. We are passionate about what we do, and never charge you if we are unsuccessful in recovering a settlement on your behalf.