Back and neck injuries are among the most common reasons why people visit their doctors. The neck and back are prone to various types of injuries, including bone fractures, herniated disks, muscle strains, nerve damage and ligament tears. Other common neck and back injuries are spinal cord injuries, herniated or slipped disks, sciatica and compression fracture.
If your neck and back are injured at work, you have the right to claim worker’s compensation benefits. These benefits cover a certain percentage of your lost wages and your medical care costs. It is available to victims injured on the job or those who have developed this condition as a result of their line of work, such as injuries due to lifting, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck strain injury and other forms of stress.
If your back and neck injuries were caused by a third party such as in an automobile accident or slip and fall accident, you may file a personal injury claim to recover lost wages, medical expenses and damages for your pain and suffering.
The severity of injuries to the back and neck may vary significantly. There are minor injuries that include strains or sprains, and there are victims who suffer severe injuries such as paralysis and herniated disks. The effects of these injuries are sometimes not noticed right away. Since these injuries can affect the spinal cord, many of them get worse over time, even if a victim has already undergone therapy or treatment.
Disk herniation and protrusion can be diagnosed through an MRI, but there are injuries that can’t be immediately detected. An example of this is lumbar radiculitis, an inflammation of the nerve root in the spine’s lower region.
Back and neck injuries may not only have drastic effects that can be devastating for the victim, but for the victim’s family as well. Aside from physical pain, a victim may also face emotional and financial pain since injuries may involve rehabilitative therapy, hefty medical bills, lost wages, missed work, depression, movement limitation and more.
Back and Neck Injury Claims
Individuals who have suffered back and neck injuries have the legal right to pursue compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering if the injuries are due to the negligence of another party. If you or your loved one suffered from serious back and neck injuries in New Jersey, immediately contact The Grossman Law Firm.
NJ Back and Neck Injury Attorneys
Our back and neck injury lawyers will provide you with compassionate, personal and aggressive representation with the support of our expert legal team that will take on even the most powerful insurance carriers in the state of New Jersey. We are very responsive to our clients and we make sure that we treat each of our clients as an individual and not just as another file.
At the Grossman Law Firm, we represent clients on a contingency fee basis. Our fees are based on a percentage of the amount recovered from settlement or verdict of the injury case. All consultations are free and our clients will never pay a fee unless they recover.
We take into consideration the severity of your injuries, so we are willing to travel to you or arrange transportation for you if needed. For a consultation, call The Grossman Law Firm, LLC at (732) 625-9494.