Can I Get Workers Compensation for a Neck Injury

Can I get workers’ compensation for a neck injury? You are probably asking this question because you have suffered some type of neck injury at work and are wondering if you will be able to get workers’ compensation for your injury.

In spite of all the safety measures, that have been instituted in the workplace, thousands of work-related accidents still happen each day in the United States. In addition, there are still some employers who do not follow all of the safety guidelines like they should.

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When it comes to work-related injuries, neck injuries are among the most prevalent. Along with back injuries, neck injuries are the number one cause of all work-related injuries and subsequent disability.

A neck injury at work may occur in several different ways. Some of these include:

Lifting heavy loads
Sitting in an awkward or uncomfortable position
A slip and fall accident
A motor vehicle accident
Being struck by a falling object
Incorrect manual handling
Repetitive motion wear and tear.

A work-related neck injury can range all the way from being minor to serious and debilitating, causing some type of permanent disability. Some of the signs and symptoms of a neck injury include:

Minor aches and pains
Stingers and burners
Tingling and numbness in your arms or legs
Neck fracture
Neck sprain
Crick in your neck
Soft tissue neck injuries
Whiplash
Paralysis.

Workers’ compensation covers almost every kind of injury that may occur at work. This does include neck injuries that occur on the job.

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How Much Will My Temporary Disability Benefits Be

How much will my temporary disability benefits be? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you have been injured in an accident at work, and you want to know how much your temporary disability benefits will be while you are recovering from your injury.

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