Compensation for Neck Injuries
Some of the most common workers’ compensation injuries happen to the neck and back. These injuries can be relatively minor or they can be serious enough to negatively impact your entire life. Luckily, Massachusetts requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are experiencing chronic pain, you may be eligible to receive compensation for neck injuries you have sustained.
Compensation for Neck Injuries | What Jobs are Associated with Neck and Back Injuries?
Workplace neck and back injuries can have many causes. Some of the most common causes are falling, repetitive stress injuries, lifting heavy objects, and sudden motions that cause strains, sprains, or herniated disks. Jobs that see a high number of workplace neck and back injuries include:
- The construction industry, including roofers
- Electricians and electrician apprentices
- Plumbers and plumber apprentices
- Metal workers and machinists
- Factory workers, including assembly line workers, warehouse workers, and fork life operators
- Medical professionals
- Office workers who have repetitive motions or improper workplace set-up that causes strain on the neck and back
- Mining and logging industry workers
- Agricultural workers
Compensation for Neck Injuries | Common Neck and Back Injuries
The most common workplace neck and back injuries include:
- Herniated disks
- Slipped disks
- Injuries to the lower back that result in chronic pain
- Spinal cord injuries that result in permanent paralysis or pain
- Torn ligaments
- Muscle strains and sprains
If you’re hurt on the job and experience a neck or back injury, it’s important that you get medical help right away. While the injury may not seem serious at the time, it’s important to remember that these injuries can be very serious. Minor injuries can quickly become a big problem. Get medical care immediately. You can choose your own doctor. Just make sure that they file through the workers’ compensation system instead of filing a claim on your health insurance.
If you are seeking compensation for any neck injuries you have sustained, please contact our experienced Lowell workers’ comp attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.