Neck and back injuries
Helping injured workers get the benefits they need
Injuries to the neck and back are very common in workplaces, and can be very painful. They can also prevent employees from being able to do their jobs so they can provide for their families. The neck and back injury lawyers at Lourie Law Firm can help injured workers get the benefits they need and deserve.
Workers can suffer many different types of injuries to the neck or back on the job, ranging from minor to severe. As the result of a workplace accident, a worker may experience:
- Muscle spasms
- Strains and sprains
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated, slipped or ruptured discs
- Fractured vertebrae
- A spinal cord injury
A neck or back injury can occur as a result of heavy lifting, strenuous labor, overexertion, repetitive motion, poor posture, bending or twisting, accidents involving equipment or vehicles, and slip and fall incidents. In general, jobs involving a lot of manual labor carry a higher risk of a neck or back injury. These include construction workers, roofers, factory workers, commercial fishing workers, loggers and truck drivers. But it can happen to workers in all types of jobs.
Even a minor neck or back injury can greatly affect an employee's ability to work. In addition to being painful, it can cause weakness and limit mobility. The effects can be temporary, lasting weeks or months-or permanent. In more severe cases, a neck or back injury can lead to paralysis. Treatment can involve medication, surgery and physical therapy.
If you suffer a neck or back injury on the job, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. But to ensure you receive all the benefits you should be getting, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
Experienced attorneys that get results
The Lourie Law Firm fights on behalf of injured workers. We offer the personal attention of a small firm and the full service and resources of a much larger firm. Our goal is to make sure you get the benefits you need and deserve so you can focus on getting better.
Sometimes, employers challenge injury claims. They may argue the extent of the injury and may even suggest that you were hurt outside of work. We won't put up with those tactics.
Our experienced attorneys know the workers' compensation laws in South Carolina, and we know what it takes to help you build a strong case. We'll help you prove your injury was work-related and fight to make sure your medical expenses are covered and that you are compensated for lost wages.
We'll stand with you every step of the way in the claims process. We'll make sure you fill out the proper paperwork and meet all filing deadlines. We'll help you prepare for the medical exam with a doctor chosen by your employer or their insurance carrier. If necessary, we'll help you get a second opinion. And should your claim be denied, we will fight for you at every hearing and appeal.
Let's get started today. If you've suffered a neck or back injury on the job, contact us for a free consultation. We'll review your case and go over your options. There's no obligation on your behalf.